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NWCN Consultation Bulletin - November 2016

Consultation Title


Closing Date

Contact Name/Dept

Contact Number

Email / Website / Further Info

The Parking Places (Disabled Persons’ Vehicles) (Amendment No. 5) Order (NI) 2016

Department for Infrastructure

18/11/16 @ 5pm

TransportNI Western Division


Proposal for the Rail Passengers’ Rights & Obligations (Designation and Enforcement) Regulations (NI) 2016

Department for Infrastructure


Janette Galloway

028 9054 0594

Proposals for the withdrawal of 2 compendia official statistics publications - ‘A profile of older people in NI’ and ‘Gender Equality Statistics’ annual


The Executive Office

22/11/16 @ 4pm




Respond Online:

Draft Revised Disability Action Plan




Jessica Waibel

028 9027 7871

Draft Local Government (Payment to Councillors) Regulations (NI) 2016

Department for Communities

30/11/16 @ 5pm

Local Government Policy Division


NI Superfast Rollout Programme - Public clarification of intervention area

Department for the Economy

04/12/16 @ 5pm

Superfast Rollout Project


Proposed changes to the law applying to Northern Ireland credit unions

Department for the Economy


Better Regulation, Mutuals & Company Law Branch





Q1 Do you agree that section 4 of the Credit Unions and Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2016 (concerning the attachment of credit union shares) should be brought into operation on 1 April 2017?

If you do not agree that section 4 of the Credit Unions and Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2016 (concerning the attachment of credit union shares) should be brought into operation on 1 April 2017:

Q2 what date would be more appropriate; and Q3 what are the reasons for this new date?

Q3 what are the reasons for this new date?


Please send responses to the questions to:

Better Regulation, Mutuals & Company Law Branch Department for the Economy
Adelaide House, 39-49 Adelaide Street
Belfast, BT2 8FD

or via email to

Corporate Plan



Gillian Lavery

028 9031 1616

You can download the document, complete and post back your response to us (Gillian Lavery - NICCY - Equality House, 7-9 Shaftesbury Square, Belfast, BT2 7DP)


You can download the document, complete and email it back to us at


You can complete online


Providing Pathways Draft Strategic Area Plan for School Provision 2017-2020 

Education Authority

12/12/16 @5pm


028 9069 4964

Click here to download Providing Pathways 2017-2020

Click here to complete the questionnaire

The Orchard Road Industrial Estate, Strabane (Abandonment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2016

Department for Infrastructure

13/12/16 @ 5pm

TransportNI Western Division



Inspecting the Order

The area of road proposed to be abandoned is delineated on a map which, together with a copy of a draft order, may be inspected free of charge during office hours within the period 3 November 2016 to 13 December 2016 at the Department’s office as follows:

TransportNI Western Division

Derry Road, Strabane


Customer satisfaction survey


The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland


Policy Team

028 3832 0220


You can provide your feedback using any of the following methods:


Complete an online questionnaire available here (external link)


Customer engagement survey 2016 - response document

Download docx (1.52 Mb)


Email it to or

Post it to Charity Commission for Northern Ireland, 257 Lough Road, Lurgan, Northern Ireland, BT66 6NQ.

Equality Screening on Proposed Wholetime Firefighter Recruitment and Selection Process




028 9266 4221

ext 2301

Programme for Government

Northern Ireland Executive

23/12/16 @ 5pm

Analysis, Insight & Outcomes Unit



We are also, consulting on an Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA) conducted on the Programme for Government. You can contribute your views through the survey link below or, alternatively, you can contact the Programme for Government Team directly.


Contact details are included in the EQIA document.

Advice requirement and overseas pension transfers 

Department for Communities

23/12/16 @ 5pm

Helen Wilson


Review of the fees charged and the frequency of inspections undertaken by RQIA

Department of Health

30/12/16 @ 5pm

Quality, Regulation, Policy & Legislation Branch



Respond Online

State Pension age independent review: Interim report and consultation

Department for Communities


31/12/16 @ 5pm



Corporate Plan

Patient and Client Council

11/01/17 @ 12 noon


028 9027 9358

Criteria for Reconfiguring Health and Social Care Services

Department of Health

20/01/17 @ 5pm

Reconfiguration Criteria Consultation



There are many more Consultations open within the Department of Health, you can access them here:


If you are an individual or organisation who responds to or creates consultations please see link below for a copy of the Equality Coalitions's effective consultation guidance including case studies and how to complain HERE.  Some great points made in this article definitely worth a read.