The Northern Ireland Assembly is in Recess. The Business Committee will meet on the 1st of September and the First Plenary Sitting is the 7th of September.

Marshalled List of Amendments

10 May 2013

Private Members’ Business – Motions

Item 3: Order Paper 137/11-15 – 14 May 2013

Motion: Single All-Island Agreed rate of Duty on Vehicle Fuel

That this Assembly calls on the Minister of Finance and Personnel to carry out an assessment of how a single all-island agreed rate of duty on vehicle fuel could increase revenue, combat fuel fraud, and save the taxpayer money by mitigating environmental crime; and further calls on the Minister to discuss, with the Treasury, the possibility of using such savings towards a reduction in the rate of duty on vehicle fuel.

[Mr D McKay]
[Mr M McLaughlin]
[Ms M Fearon]

The Speaker has selected the following Amendment for debate:

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

‘the introduction of a universal fuel duty with a rebate system for public transportation, aviation and farm and plant vehicles could increase revenue, combat fuel fraud, and save the taxpayer money by mitigating environmental crime; and further calls on the Minister of Finance and Personnel to discuss with the Treasury the possibility of using such savings towards a reduction in the rate of duty on vehicle fuel.’

[Mr D Bradley]
[Mr A Maginness]

Motion: Future of Rural Schools

That this Assembly calls on the Minister of Education to consider the issues associated with the future of rural schools in the context of area planning; and to work in partnership with his Executive colleagues to achieve a holistic solution for education in rural communities.

[Mr M Storey]
[Miss M McIlveen]
[Mr J Craig]
[Mrs B Hale]

 

The Speaker has selected the following Amendment for debate:

Proposed: After ‘planning’ insert:

‘; introduce a legislative presumption against the closure of rural schools as well as an additional duty to consider the impact a closure would have on the community, similar to the protections already in place in England and Scotland’

[Mr D Kinahan]
[Mrs J Dobson]

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