On this page you will find featured government consultations that are currently running.
Consultation on the Draft Budget 2015-16
The Northern Ireland Executive is seeking your views on the Draft Budget 2015-16. The draft budget sets out the Executive's proposed spending plans for April 2015 to March 2016.
You can download the document and find out more, including how to respond, at the following link.
Deadline for response - 29 December 2014
Consultation on abortion legislation
The Department of Justice is seeking your views on proposals to amend the criminal law on abortion to allow for termination of pregnancy in cases of lethal foetal abnormality and sexual crime.
The consultation paper considers legislative changes in two specific sets of circumstances. Firstly on lethal foetal abnormality, the paper recommends a proposal to allow clinical judgement to determine when a foetal condition is incompatible with life, meaning that no treatment will be offered after birth, as it is deemed impossible to improve the chances of survival. This would enable a woman to decide at the point when such a judgement is made, usually at the 20 week scan, whether or not she wanted to continue with the pregnancy.
The second circumstance is to provide women, who have become pregnant as a result of a sexual crime, with a choice of terminating such a pregnancy
You can download documents and find out more, including how to respond from the DOJ website at the following link.
Deadline for reponse – 17 January 2015
Consultation on the Review of Youth Training Interim Report
The Department for Employment and Learning is seeking your views on the interim report of the review of youth training.
The review aims to build a system of youth training that will be recognised both nationally and internationally by employers, further and higher education providers, young people and parents/guardians for its quality, flexibility and transferability.
You can download documents and find out more, including how to respond from the DEL website: