Marshalled List of Amendments - 19 January 2012

Item 4: Order Paper 42/11-15 – 23 January 2012

Private Members’ Business - Motions
Motion: Pupils Living in Poverty

That this Assembly notes that one child in four is living in poverty; calls on the Minister of Education, with support from the Executive, to target extra resources at pupils living in poverty to enable them to succeed at school; and further calls on the Minister to ensure that schools are accountable for using their funding to help children who are living in poverty to realise their full potential.

[Mr D McKay]
[Mr P Flanagan]
[Ms M Boyle]

The Speaker has selected the following amendment for debate:

Proposed: Leave out all after the first ‘poverty;’ and insert:

‘ further notes that early offers of family help and support can improve health and educational outcomes, reduce youth offending and increase lifetime opportunities; calls on the Minister of Education, the Minister of Justice and the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, with support from the Executive, to target extra resources at pupils living in poverty to enable them to succeed at school; and further calls on the Minister of Education to ensure that schools are accountable for using their funding to help children who are living in poverty to realise their full potential.’

[Mr D McNarry]
[Mrs J Dobson]
[Mr R Beggs]

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