Reference: OP 199/11-15
Date: Monday, 24 March 2014 at 12:00 PM
2. Question Time
2.1 Agriculture and Rural Development
2.2 Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister
3. Private Members’ Business
Motion: Fostering Services
That this Assembly welcomes the recent Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority report on statutory fostering services and its recommendations; notes with concern the lack of a retention and support strategy for foster carers and the identified need for more investment to transform foster care to a modern, highly skilled, child-centred service; further notes the continued need to fully value the role of carers in looking after the most vulnerable children; and calls on the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to outline his plans and programme of investment to meet the needs of fostering services.
Miss M McIlveen
Mr J Wells
Motion: Housing Crisis
That this Assembly notes with concern, that in March 2013, there were 41,356 applicants registered on the social housing waiting list, with 22,414 deemed to be in housing stress and 9,878 accepted as statutorily homeless; further notes the Programme for Government 11-15 commitment to deliver 8,000 social and affordable homes will not match the current level of need; and calls on the Minister for Social Development to begin to tackle the housing crisis by committing to deliver an additional 4,000 social and affordable homes by the end of the current Programme for Government 11-15 period.
Mrs D Kelly
Mr A Maginness
4. Executive Committee Business
Motion: The draft Police Act 1997 (Criminal Record Certificates: Relevant Matters) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2014
That the draft Police Act 1997 (Criminal Record Certificates: Relevant Matters) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2014 be approved.
Minister of Justice