Marshalled List of Amendments - 13 January 2014

09 January 2014
Private Members' Business – Motions

Item 3: Order Paper 179/11-15 – 13 January 2014

Motion: Haass/O'Sullivan Proposals

That this Assembly acknowledges that the published Haass/O'Sullivan proposals represent a significant opportunity for political parties to show positive leadership, have the potential to make a meaningful contribution to the peace building process, and offer an opportunity to take significant steps forward in a number of difficult policy areas; notes that Dr Richard Haass was invited jointly by the five Executive parties to chair the process and thanks Dr Haass, Professor O'Sullivan and their team for their very worthy contribution over the past six months; calls on the Executive to begin putting in place the foundations for implementation of the proposals; and further calls on all parties to support their successful implementation.

[Ms J McCann]
[Mr G Kelly]
[Ms C Ruane]

The Speaker has selected the following Amendments for debate:

Amendment 1

Proposed: Leave out all after the first 'proposals' and insert:

'were a genuine attempt to resolve the controversial issues of dealing with the past, parades and flags; thanks Dr Haass, Professor O'Sullivan and their team for their very worthy contribution over the past six months; and calls on the First Minister and deputy First Minister to agree proposals for a practical and positive way forward on the three issues of contention.'

[Mr T Elliott]
[Mr M Nesbitt]
[Mr D Kennedy]

Amendment 2

Proposed: Leave out all after "months;" and insert:

'and welcomes the decision of the party leaders to meet on 14 January to consider the next steps.'

[Mr P Robinson]
[Mr J Bell]
[Mrs A Foster]
[Mr G Campbell]

Amendment 3

Proposed: Leave out all after second "Executive" and insert:

'to take urgent steps to implement the provisions relating to dealing with the past and to develop a time-limited, independently-chaired mechanism to reach agreement between the parties on outstanding issues on parades and flags, building on the progress made and delivering real change to meet the aspirations of the public who invested hope in the Haass process.'

[Mr C Lyttle]
[Mr D Ford]
[Dr S Farry]
[Mr S Dickson]

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