Marshalled List of Amendments

 4 October 2012

Private Members’ Business – Motions

Item 5:  Order Paper 90/11-15 – 8 October 2012

Motion: Path to Economic Recovery

That this Assembly notes, with concern, the continuing pursuance of austerity measures by the British and Irish Governments, and the subsequent detrimental effects on our local economy; and calls on the First Minister and deputy First Minister to impress, on both governments, the need to follow a path to economic recovery that is based on job creation, progressive taxation, the protection of the most vulnerable, and the provision of first class front-line public services.

[Mr P Flanagan]
[Mr D McKay]

The Speaker has selected the following Amendments for debate:

Amendment 1

Proposed: Leave out all after ‘notes’ and insert:

‘that the UK Government, as well as those in the Republic of Ireland and many other European countries, continue to pursue policies of austerity; expresses its concern about the detrimental effect this is having on the Northern Ireland economy; and calls on the First Minister and deputy First Minister to urge HM Government to reassess its deficit reduction strategy in light of recent evidence and seek to stimulate economic growth by measures such as a short term increase in capital spending and targeted VAT reductions.’

[Mr S Hamilton]
[Mr P Weir]
[Mr A Ross]

Amendment 2

Proposed: Leave out all after ‘economy’ and insert:

‘, including contributing to rising local unemployment levels; calls on the Executive to address these effects by launching a robust job creation and business support strategy; and further calls on the Executive to establish a commission in the style of the Commission on Scottish Devolution to present the British Government with an evidence based argument on how further devolved powers would provide the Executive with additional tools to encourage job creation, progressive taxation, protection of the most vulnerable, and the provision of first class front-line public services.

[Mr P McGlone]
[Mr C Eastwood]
[Mr A Maginness]

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