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Marshalled List of Amendments - Monday 3 February 2020

31 January 2020

Private Members’ Business – Motions

Item 4: Order Paper 7/17-22 – Monday 3 February 2020

Motion: Autism Training in Schools

That this Assembly recognises the specific needs of pupils with autism in our schools; values and supports the role of all educators in ensuring pupils with autism have the best educational outcomes; and calls on the Minister of Education to explore the introduction of mandatory autism training for all teachers and classroom assistants.

[Mrs Pam Cameron]
[Mr David Hilditch]

The Speaker has selected the following Amendments for debate –

Amendment 1

Leave out all after ‘Education’ and insert:

‘to introduce mandatory autism training for all trainee teachers, teachers and classroom assistants.’

[Miss Rachel Woods]
[Mr Chris Lyttle]

Amendment 2

At end insert:

‘, and for teacher training colleges to introduce a compulsory module which includes this training during the Postgraduate Graduate Certificate in Education.’

[Ms Karen Mullan]
[Ms Catherine Kelly]

Motion: Climate Emergency

That this Assembly recognises that we are facing climate breakdown and a biodiversity crisis which are impacting here and now, and will affect all aspects of our lives in coming years; declares a climate emergency; and calls upon the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs and the Minister for the Economy to implement urgently the commitments as agreed in the New Decade, New Approach agreement to include reviewing the Executive’s strategies to reduce carbon emissions in respect of the Paris Accord and the need to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial temperatures by 2100; developing a new energy strategy which will set ambitious targets and actions for a fair and just transition to a zero carbon society; bringing forward a climate change act to give environmental targets a strong legal underpinning; establishing an Independent Environmental Protection Agency to oversee this work and ensure targets are met; developing an economic strategy which will support clean and inclusive growth and create jobs as part of a green new deal; creating a plan to eliminate plastic pollution; and closing down the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme and replacing with it with a scheme that cuts carbon emissions effectively.

[Dr Caoimhe Archibald]
[Mr Philip McGuigan]
[Mr Declan McAleer]

The Speaker has selected the following Amendments for debate –

Amendment 1

Leave out all after ‘crisis’ and insert:

‘declares a climate emergency; and calls on the Executive to fulfil the climate action and environmental commitments agreed in the New Decade, New Approach agreement by commencing, as a matter of urgency, a review of the Executive’s strategies to reduce carbon emissions in respect of the Paris Accord and the need to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial temperatures by 2100 and to ensure that targets are met; and further calls upon the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs to begin immediately work to establish an Independent Environmental Protection Agency based on models of best practice, that will be appointed within 12 months.’

[Dr Caoimhe Archibald]
[Miss Rachel Woods]

Amendment 2

Leave out all after ‘years’ and insert:

‘notes that the New Decade New Approach paper was tabled by HM Government, in conjunction, where relevant, with the Government of the Republic of Ireland and contained within Appendix 2, a possible outline of a Programme for Government which listed a number of potential measures on the subject of climate change but which have not been agreed as a final Programme of Government by the parties within the Executive; and calls on the Executive to use an evidence based approach, to balance the demands of our growing population whilst ensuring the protection of our natural resources for future generations, as they work to construct a final Programme for Government.’

[Mr William Irwin]
[Mr Gary Middleton]

The amendment previously listed as Amendment 1 to this motion and standing in the names of Miss Rachel Woods and Ms Claire Bailey has been withdrawn.

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