Marshalled List of Amendments 2 February 2012

tem 6: Order Paper 46/11-15 – 6 February 2012

Private Members’ Business - Motions

Motion: Car Insurance 

 That this Assembly notes with concern the soaring cost of insurance in Northern Ireland; and calls on the Minister of Justice to intervene to ensure that the payment of compensation claims is capped, and that cases are heard in lower courts.

[Mr A McQuillan]
[Mr G Campbell]


The Speaker has selected the following amendments for debate:

Amendment 1 

Proposed: Leave out all after ‘Justice’ and insert:

 ‘to review the level of general damages paid in whip-lash type injuries and further review the jurisdiction in which cases are heard to ensure that court and legal costs are kept to a minimum.’ 

[Mr A McQuillan]
[Mr G Campbell] 

Amendment 2

Proposed: Leave out all after ‘capped’ and insert:

‘; furthermore calls on the Minister to introduce an efficient protocol for low value personal injury claims such as that contained in the Civil Procedures Rules 1998 for England and Wales, and to enable cases to be heard in lower courts, where appropriate.’

[Mr R Beggs]
[Mr B McCrea]

Motion: Regulation of the Local Home Heating Oil Industry

That this Assembly notes that home heating oil has the most variable prices of any heating fuel; further notes that a growing number of households have no choice but to purchase 20 litre drums of oil that are significantly more expensive per litre than buying in bulk; and calls on the Minister of Enterprise Trade and Investment to introduce legislation as soon as possible to regulate the local home heating oil industry.

[Mr P Flanagan]
[Mr D McKay]
[Ms S Ramsey]

The Speaker has selected the following amendment for debate:

Proposed: Leave out all after ‘notes’ and insert:

‘ with concern, Northern Ireland’s over-reliance on our unregulated home heating oil market; and calls on the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment to engage further with the Office of Fair Trading, the Consumer Council and the Utility Regulator, whilst also encouraging pre-payment schemes operated by local Councils, with a view to addressing consumer concerns.’

[Mr T Lunn]
[Mr S Dickson]
[Mr K McCarthy]
[Mrs J Cochrane]

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