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19 September 2011


15 September 2011  

Item 3: Order Paper 15/11-15 – 19 September 2011 


Private Members’ Business - Motions

Motion: Fuel Poverty

That this Assembly recognises the serious problem of fuel poverty, especially amongst older people; acknowledges the adverse impact that rising fuel bills are likely to have on the ability of older people to keep warm and healthy; and calls on the Minister for Social Development to make representations to Her Majesty's Government to continue to support Age Sector Platform's call to maintain this year's winter fuel payment at its current level of £250 for pensioner households where someone is aged between 60 and 79 and £400 where someone is aged 80 and over.

[Mr D McIlveen]
[Mr P Frew]

The Speaker has selected the following amendment for debate

Amendment 1:
Proposed: At end insert:

‘; and further calls on the Minister to increase funding for the Green New Deal to provide the energy efficiency measures required to tackle fuel poverty in the long-term.’

[Mr S Agnew]

Motion: Restoration of Confidence in the Office of the Police Ombudsman

That this Assembly welcomes the Criminal Justice Inspection report into the Office of the Police Ombudsman; and calls on the Minister of Justice to take the necessary measures to ensure that full confidence is restored in the Office.

[Mr R McCartney]
[Ms J McCann]
[Mr G Kelly]

The Speaker has selected the following amendments for debate:

Amendment 1:
Proposed: Leave out all after ‘Ombudsman’ and insert:

‘; notes the damage caused to the Office by the investigation of historic cases; and calls upon the Minister of Justice to permanently suspend any new historic investigations by the Office of the Police Ombudsman and bring forward proposals to create public and police confidence in the Ombudsman’s office, including independent oversight.’

[Mr P. Weir]
[Mr J Wells]
[Mr S Anderson]

Amendment 2:
Proposed: At end insert:

‘; and further calls on the current Police Ombudsman to resign with immediate effect.’

[Mr C McDevitt]
[Mr A Maginness]

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