Order Paper

Reference: OP 201/11-15

Session: 2013/2014

Date: Monday, 31 March 2014 at 12:00 PM

2. Executive Committee Business

Motion: The Pneumoconiosis, etc., (Workers' Compensation) (Payment of Claims) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014

Proposed:

That the Pneumoconiosis, etc., (Workers' Compensation) (Payment of Claims) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014 be affirmed.

                                                                                                                                                                                        Minister for Social Development                                                                                  

Motion: The Mesothelioma Lump Sum Payments (Conditions and Amounts) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014

Proposed:

That the Mesothelioma Lump Sum Payments (Conditions and Amounts) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014 be approved.

Minister for Social Development

3. Question Time

3.1 Employment and Learning

3.2 Social Development

4. Private Members’ Business

Motion: Animal Cruelty

Proposed:

That this Assembly notes with concern the number of cases of extreme animal cruelty that have occurred recently, the low number of convictions and the failure to impose the maximum sentence available; and calls on the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, in conjunction with the Minister of Justice, to initiate a review of the implementation of animal cruelty legislation, particularly sentencing guidelines and practices, to ensure that the maximum effectiveness is being brought to bear to combat these crimes.

Mr P Weir
Mr R Newton
Mr J Wells

Motion: Tackling the Gender Imbalance in the Senior Civil Service

Proposed:

That this Assembly notes the current gender imbalance across senior posts in the Northern Ireland Civil Service; accepts that, in the interests of equality and the utilisation of the skills, knowledge and talent of all civil servants, gender should not be an impediment to the recruitment, promotion and retention of personnel at senior grades; and calls on the Minister of Finance and Personnel to identify the reasons for the current imbalance, and to devise and implement a plan that will deliver a more balanced gender makeup of Grade 3, Grade 5 and Permanent Secretary posts within five years.

Mr M McGimpsey
Mrs S Overend

5. Adjournment

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