Marshalled List of Amendments

8 July 2013

Private Members’ Business – Motions

Item :  Order Paper 151/11-15 – 8 July 2013 

Motion: Call for an Inquiry into Allegations of Wrongful Political Interference in the Northern Ireland Housing Executive, Potential Breaches of the Ministerial Code of Conduct and Misleading the Assembly and the Committee for Social Development 

That this Assembly expresses concern at the contents of the major investigation by the BBC Spotlight programme broadcast on Wednesday 3 July 2013; notes the allegations of serious and wrongful political interference in the Housing Executive and that the Assembly and the Committee for Social Development were purposely misled by the Minister for Social Development over his decision to seek a review of the specification for the supply and fitting of double glazing; and calls for a full inquiry into the relevant Minister to establish any impropriety or irregularity as well as any breach of the Ministerial Code of Conduct.

[Mr R Swann]
[Ms C Ruane]
 [Mr S Dickson]
[Mr M Durkan]

The Speaker has selected the following Amendments for debate:

Amendment 1

Proposed:  Leave out all after the first ‘Assembly’ and insert:

'welcomes the Committee for Social Development's investigation into the BBC Spotlight programme of 3 July and the allegations made within it; notes that the inquiry will consider the conduct of the Minister for Social Development; considers that such an inquiry should also include the activities, comments broadcast and role of Mr Brian Rowntree in relation to the issues raised including the Rinmore development, the allegations made by politicians and commentators in relation to the issues raised by the programme both during and since the broadcast, the range of companies similar to Red Sky involved in alleged overcharging and the failure of the Housing Executive and previous Ministers to investigate, and the role of previous Ministers in relation to the issues raised; and calls on the Committee for Social Development to request a report from the Police into the allegations of corruption made in relation to the Housing Executive.'

[Mr G Campbell]
[Ms P Brown]
[Mr S Douglas]
[Mr P Weir]

Amendment 2

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

‘; and having no confidence in the Minister for Social Development calls on him to resign.’

[Mr J Allister]

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