Reference: OP 23-11/15
Date: Monday, 17 October 2011 at 12:00 PM
2. Executive Committee Business
Legislative Consent Motion: Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill
That this Assembly endorses the principle of the extension to Northern Ireland of the provisions dealing with information about financial resources contained in clauses 21 and 32 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill as introduced in the House of Commons on 21 June 2011; and agrees that the UK Parliament should consider amendments to the Bill to provide for equivalent arrangements in relation to the Northern Ireland Legal Services Commission.
Minister of Justice
3. Question Time
3.1 Regional Development
3.2 Social Development
4. Private Members’ Business
Motion: Development of an All-Ireland Job Creation Strategy
That this Assembly calls for the development of an All-Ireland job creation strategy under the auspices of the North-South Ministerial Council to focus on areas of high unemployment across the island.
Mr P Flanagan
Mr D McKay
Ms S Ramsey
Motion: Rural Schools
That this Assembly expresses concern at the potential impact of the statement by the Minister of Education on 26 September 2011, particularly on the future of smaller rural schools; notes that schools are at the heart of rural communities; further notes the particular access requirements of rural communities to education; and calls on the Minister of Education to ensure that decisions on the future of rural schools are fully measured against rural standards and proofing.
Mr C McDevitt
Mr D Bradley
Mr J Byrne