Lyttle welcomes review into health and wellbeing services available to former prison officers

Alliance MLA Chris Lyttle has welcomed the announcement of an urgent review into the health and wellbeing services available to former prison officers. The review into the Police Rehabilitation and Retraining Trust (PRRT) by the Department of Justice will look at the services available to former prison officers and identify if additional provision is appropriate. […]

Lyttle expresses serious concern over Education Authority management changes

Alliance Education spokesperson Chris Lyttle MLA has expressed serious concern after the Education Authority announced changes had taken place to its management arrangements for special educational needs (SEN). Mr Lyttle, Chair of the Assembly’s Education Committee, was speaking after Education Authority officials at today’s sitting of the Committee revealed there had been ‘changes to the […]

Football stadia review needs urgent conclusion and adequate budget for clubs – Lyttle

Alliance East Belfast MLA Chis Lyttle has welcomed an assurance from the Communities Minister that she will complete a review of the football stadia fund within three months.   Chris Lyttle said: “I welcome Minister Hargey’s commitment to complete her review of the Football Stadia Fund within three months. The indecision of the previous Minister […]

We each have role to play in stopping bullying, say Alliance MLAs

Alliance MLAs Kellie Armstrong and Chris Lyttle have said each of us have a role to play in stopping bullying in society. The MLAs were speaking after chairing sections of an anti-bullying young people’s forum at Parliament Buildings. It saw pupils from 34 schools discuss different issues relating to bullying. “This event discussed bullying in […]

Lyttle welcomes e-bikes legislation confirmation but says it should not have taken so long

Alliance MLA Chris Lyttle has welcomed confirmation new legislation will be introduced to simplify the usage of electronic bikes here but added it should not have taken this long for it to happen. Mr Lyttle, Chair of the Assembly’s All-Party Group on Cycling, was speaking after Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon said she had asked officials […]

Critical children are given support at school, says Lyttle

It is critical children are given the support they are entitled to at school, Alliance Education spokesperson Chris Lyttle MLA has said. Mr Lyttle, Chair of the Assembly’s Education Committee, was speaking as the Assembly backed an amendment the East Belfast MLA seconded, calling on the Minister of Education to introduce mandatory autism training for […]

Long announces new Alliance spokespersons

Alliance Leader Naomi Long has announced the party’s spokespersons for the new Assembly mandate, saying the party’s representatives will continue working to deliver for the people of Northern Ireland.   Chris Lyttle will continue as Alliance Education spokesperson, chairing the Assembly’s Education Committee, while Paula Bradshaw will remain as Health spokesperson and also take up […]

School Enhancement Programme welcome but radical education investment and reform urgently needed – Lyttle

Alliance East Belfast MLA Chris Lyttle has welcomed the announcement of a £45 million School Enhancement Programme, but said that a root and branch review of education is necessary to address the wider issues. Chris Lyttle, who is Alliance’s spokesperson on Education has just been appointed Chair of the Assembly Education Committee. He said: “The […]

Lyttle says urgent need for rationalisation of education system

Alliance Education spokesperson Chris Lyttle MLA has said there is an urgent need for the rationalisation of the education system here. Mr Lyttle was speaking after the release of a report entitled Isolated Together, which states mergers between controlled and maintained primary schools would benefit pupils, as well as saving money. It focuses on 32 […]