Order Paper

Reference: OP 65/11-15

Session: 2011/2012

Date: Monday, 30 April 2012 at 12:00 PM

The Assembly to sit at noon.

Matter of the Day – Newry Bomb

Indicative Timings for Order of Business

1. Prayers

2. Assembly Business

Motion: Committee Membership

Proposed:

That Mr Chris Hazzard be appointed as a member of the Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development and as a member of the Committee for the Environment.

Ms J McCann

3. Committee Business

(a) Motion:  Amend Standing Order 26(1)(a)

Proposed:

In Standing Order 26(1)(a) leave out ‘a provision of the Northern Ireland Act 1998’ and insert ‘any statutory provision’.

Chairperson, Committee on Procedures

(b) Motion: Amend Standing Order 27

Proposed:

In Standing Order 27, leave out paragraph (1) and insert –

‘(1) Subject to paragraph (1A), the Speaker shall direct that the lobbies be cleared and the division bells sounded if –

(a) the Speaker is unsure whether or not a question is carried following the collection of voices under Standing Order 26; or

(b) the Speaker’s judgement as to whether a question is so carried is challenged.’.

Chairperson, Committee on Procedures

(c) Motion: Amend Standing Order 27(1)

Proposed:

After Standing Order 27(1) insert – 

‘(1A) Where a question is put immediately after the result of a previous division is announced, and paragraph 1(a) or (b) applies –

(a) the Speaker may direct that the lobbies be cleared and the division bells sounded; or

(b) the Speaker may direct that the lobbies be cleared and proceed immediately in accordance with paragraphs (4) to (11)

and in deciding whether to direct that the lobbies be cleared and the division bells sounded under this paragraph, the Speaker shall have regard to any representations made by any party whip.’.

Chairperson, Committee on Procedures

(d) Motion: Amend Standing Order 27(2)

Proposed:

In Standing Order 27(2) line 1 leave out ‘this direction’ and insert –

‘a direction under paragraph (1) or (1A)(a)’.

Chairperson, Committee on Procedures

(e) Motion: Amend Standing Order 76(1)

Proposed:

In Standing Order 76, leave out paragraph (1) and insert –

‘(1) Any determination made by the Assembly under section 47(2A)(a) of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 shall be published in full.’.

Chairperson, Committee on Procedures

(f) Motion: Amend Standing Order 76(2)

Proposed:

In Standing Order 76(2) line 1, leave out ‘also’.

Chairperson, Committee on Procedures

4. Question Time

4.1 Agriculture and Rural Development

4.2 Finance and Personnel

5. Private Members’ Business

Motion: Limit to Tax Relief on Charitable Donations

Proposed:

That this Assembly expresses concern at the proposals by the Chancellor of the Exchequer to limit tax relief on large charitable donations; believes that this could have a devastating impact on charities; and calls on Her Majesty's Government to abandon this approach.

Mr P Weir
Mr A Ross
Mr S Hamilton
Mr M Storey

Motion: The Gathering: An Irish Homecoming

Proposed:

That this Assembly calls on the Executive to support and encourage Tourism Ireland's plans for 'The Gathering: An Irish Homecoming' in 2013, which will promote Ireland as a tourism destination to 70 million people worldwide; and further calls on the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment to engage with the Irish Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to ensure that the benefit from these plans is derived on an all-island basis and that the Derry-Londonderry UK City of Culture 2013 celebrations are included as an integral attraction.

Mrs D Kelly
Mr A Maginness
Mr P Ramsey

6. Adjournment

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