Review of Public Authorities listed in the Schedule to the Rural Needs Act (NI) 2016

Section 1(3) of the Rural Needs Act (NI) 2016 requires the Department to, at least every three years from the coming into operation of Section 1 of the Act, review the list of bodies and persons set out in the Schedule and, if it thinks it appropriate, by order amend the Schedule to (a) add a body or person to the Schedule (b) remove a body or person from the Schedule or (c) modify any entry in the Schedule.

1st Review

DAERA launched a public survey to inform the 1st review on 5th October 2020 which ran for 6 weeks until 16th November 2020.

The Department is currently undertaking the 1st review and information on the outcome of this review will be made available here in due course.

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