Order Paper

Reference: OP 196/11-15

Session: 2013/2014

Date: Monday, 10 March 2014 at 12:00 PM

The Assembly to sit at noon.

Indicative Timings for the Order of Business


Paralympic gold for Kelly Gallagher

1. Prayers

2. Public Petition

Crumlin Supports Shared Education

Mr D Kinahan

3. Executive Committee Business

Final Stage: Carrier Bags Bill (NIA 20/11-15)

Minister of the Environment

4. Question Time

4.1 Employment and Learning

4.2 Finance and Personnel

5. Private Members’ Business

Motion: Women in Politics


That this Assembly recognises the lack of female representation in politics and public life; further recognises the positive outcomes that result in tackling this inequality, when support and training programmes are put in place to encourage more female candidates to stand in elections; and calls for the introduction of a training and support programme to encourage more female candidates to stand for election.

Ms J McCann
Ms C Ruane
Ms M Fearon
Mr R McCartney

Motion: Legal Highs


That this Assembly expresses concern at the open sale of psychoactive substances known as "legal highs" which are being sold under false pretences, by using disclaimers such as "not fit for human consumption", when in reality young people are becoming addicted to them; notes the damage such substances cause to the lives of young people; and calls on the Minister of Justice to bring forward proposals, including pursuing emergency legislation, to restrict the sale of these substances.

Mr T Buchanan
Mr A McQuillan

6. Adjournment

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