Marshalled List of Amendments - 19 November 2013

 15 November 2013

Private Members’ Business – Motions

Item 3:  Order Paper 172/11-15 – 19 November 2013 

Motion: BBC/RTE Documentary on ‘The Disappeared’ 

That this Assembly notes the recent BBC/RTE documentary on ‘The Disappeared’ which outlined the harrowing practice of republican terrorists in abducting, killing and secretly burying people; further notes with extreme concern allegations of the involvement of the President of Sinn Fein, Gerry Adams TD, in the murder of one of these people, namely Jean McConville; stands firmly with the families of the Disappeared who have suffered greatly as a result of the actions of republican terrorists; recognises the work of the Independent Commission for the Location of Victims' Remains (ICLVR) in providing a mechanism whereby information can be obtained; and calls on all those with information to co-operate fully with the latest appeal from the ICLVR in the aftermath of this programme in order to bring some level of comfort to the families.

[Mr M Nesbitt]
[Mr T Elliott]

 

The Speaker has selected the following Amendments for debate:

Amendment 1

Proposed: Leave out all after first ‘Disappeared’’ and insert:

‘; acknowledges the pain and anguish of the families whose loved ones were killed and secretly buried during the course of the conflict and offers them our full support; commends the work of the Independent Commission for the Location of Victims' Remains (ICLVR) in providing a mechanism whereby information relating to the location of the remains of the victims can be obtained; notes previous acknowledgments by the members of the Commission’s forensic team of the co-operation and assistance they received from republicans in their efforts to locate the remains of the victims; calls on all those with information to co-operate fully with the latest appeal from the ICLVR in the aftermath of the documentary, in order to bring some level of comfort to the families; and further calls on anyone who has previously been in touch with the Commission to contact them again in order to assist the Commission to reassess the information available to it.’

[Mr M McLaughlin]
[Mr A Maskey]
[Ms C Ruane]

Amendment 2

Proposed: At end insert:

‘and anyone with information on the disappearance and whereabouts of Lisa Dorrian to immediately bring that forward to either the PSNI or the ICLVR; and further calls on the Minister of Justice to ensure that the necessary resources are available to the relevant criminal justice agencies to bring to justice those responsible for the murders of the Disappeared.’

[Mr P Givan]
[Mr P Weir]

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