Marshalled List of Amendments - 05 November 2013

25 October 2013

Private Members’ Business – Motions

Item 6:  Order Paper 168/11-15 – 5 November  2013 

Motion: Ban on Blood Donations from Gay Men 

That this Assembly notes the ruling of the High Court on the decision to ban blood donations from gay men; further notes with concern that the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety's decision was found to be 'irrational', and to have been taken 'in breach of the Ministerial Code'; and calls on the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to lift the ban and outline what steps he will take to build public confidence in relation to statutory equality duties.

[Ms M McLaughlin]
[Mr M Brady]
[Ms C Ruane]

The Speaker has selected the following Amendments for debate:

Amendment 1

Proposed: After second ‘ban’ insert:

‘from gay men who have been sexually inactive for more than twelve months’       

[Mr R Beggs]
[Mr S Gardiner]

Amendment 2

Proposed: At end insert:

‘or resign if he feels unable to do so.’

[Mr S Agnew]

Motion: Exploris - Northern Ireland Aquarium

That this Assembly acknowledges the regional significance of Exploris - the Northern Ireland Aquarium in terms of tourism, culture, science, education and environmental protection; recognises its importance to the economy on the Ards Peninsula and across Northern Ireland; calls upon Ards Borough Council, working with the local community and businesses, to formulate urgently a coherent plan for investment and financial support; calls upon the relevant Ministers to offer assistance in developing a plan; and further calls on the Executive to respond quickly and positively to such a proposal, with a view to ensuring this facility has a sustainable basis.

[Mr K McCarthy]
[Ms A Lo]
[Mr S Dickson]

The Speaker has selected the following Amendment for debate:

Amendment 1

Proposed: Leave out all after the second ‘Northern Ireland;’ and insert:

‘and calls on the relevant Executive Departments to provide the regional funding, resource and support required by Ards Borough Council to maximise the benefit of Exploris to the economy of the Ards Peninsula and to Northern Ireland.'

[Mr M Nesbitt]
[Mrs S Overend]

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