15 November 2011

Marshalled List of Amendments
11 November 2011

Item 3: Order Paper 30/11-15 – 15 November 2011

Private Members’ Business - Motions

Motion: Disparity in Community Background in Students Attending University

That this Assembly notes with concern the disparity in the number of students from a Protestant background attending universities in Northern Ireland; and calls on the Minister for Employment and Learning to explore why this is the case and to bring forward a strategy to address the issue.

[Mr G Campbell]
[Mr A McQuillan]

The Speaker has selected the following amendments for debate:

Amendment 1:

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

‘the current background of students attending universities in Northern Ireland; calls on the Minister for Employment and Learning to take all appropriate measures to ensure that this balance reflects the relevant cohort of the population; and further calls on the Minister to work with the Minister of Education to address barriers to students accessing higher education.’

[Mr T Lunn]
[Mr C Lyttle]
[Ms A Lo]
[Mr K McCarthy]

Amendment 2:  

Proposed: Leave out:

‘with concern’

[Mr P Ramsey]
[Mrs D Kelly]
[Mr C McDevitt]

Motion: Roaming Charges

That this Assembly notes the importance of affordable telecommunication costs to achieving economic recovery; welcomes the recent reductions in roaming charges across Europe; further welcomes the European Commission's plans to abolish roaming charges by 2015; and calls for the immediate introduction of an all-Ireland telecommunications tariff to expedite this objective.

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

The Speaker has selected the following amendments for debate:

Amendment 1:

Proposed: Leave out all after ‘2015;’ and insert:

‘ and calls on the mobile network operators to abolish roaming charges in advance of 2015; and further notes that regulation of telecommunications on a UK-wide basis is key to a competitive Northern Ireland marketplace.’

[Mr R Newton]
[Mr S Moutray]
[Mr G Dunne]
[Mr P Frew]

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