Order Paper

Reference: OP 120/11-15

Session: 2012/2013

Date: Monday, 25 February 2013 at 12:00 PM

The Assembly to sit at noon.

Indicative Timings for the Order of Business

Matter of the Day - Martyn Irvine World Champion Track Cyclist

1.    Prayers
2.    Assembly Business
Motion: Committee Membership
Proposed:

That Mr Robin Swann replace Mr John McCallister on the Committee for the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister.

Mr R Swann
Mrs S Overend

3.    Executive Committee Business
Consideration Stage: Criminal Justice Bill (NIA 10/11-15)

Minister of Justice

Further Consideration Stage: Water and Sewerage Services (Amendment) Bill (NIA 16/11-15)

Minister for Regional Development

Final Stage: Budget Bill (NIA 18/11-15)

Minister of Finance and Personnel          

Legislative Consent Motion: Antarctic Bill
Proposed:

That this Assembly endorses the principle of the extension of the Antarctic Bill to Northern Ireland, including the provision making the regulation of activities in Antarctica an excepted matter.

Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister

Motion: Rates (Exemption for Automatic Telling Machines in Rural Areas) Order (Northern Ireland) 2013
Proposed:

That the Rates (Exemption for Automatic Telling Machines in Rural Areas) Order (Northern Ireland) 2013 be affirmed.

Minister of Finance and Personnel

Motion: Rates (Regional Rates) Order (Northern Ireland) 2013
Proposed:

That the Rates (Regional Rates) Order (Northern Ireland) 2013 be affirmed.

Minister of Finance and Personnel

Motion: Rates (Temporary Rebate) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2013
Proposed:

That the Rates (Temporary Rebate) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2013 be affirmed.

Minister of Finance and Personnel          

4.    Committee Business
Motion: Grassroot and Elite Sports Facilities
Proposed:

That this Assembly notes the target in the Sport Matters strategy to have a minimum of 10 new or upgraded facilities by 2014 that will support player and athlete development in Olympic and Paralympic sports; and calls on the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure to consider prioritising funding towards grass root sports and elite facilities from within her existing budget, to ensure that our sports people competing in future Olympic and Commonwealth Games are not disadvantaged as a result of lack of investment.

Chairperson, Committee for Culture, Arts and Leisure

5.    Question Time

5.1          Culture, Arts and Leisure

5.2          Environment

6.    Private Members’ Business
Motion: Graduate Programmes in the Agri-food Sector          
Proposed:

That this Assembly notes the importance of the agri-food sector to the Northern Ireland economy; believes that this sector has the potential for significant growth in the future; recognises the need for graduates in this area and calls on the Minister for Employment and Learning and the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development to promote graduate programmes in this sector, particularly within our two universities.

Mr T Buchanan
Mr P Frew
Mr W Irwin

7.    Adjournment

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