24 October 2011

Marshalled List of Amendments
20 October 2011

Item 3: Order Paper 25/11-15 – 24 October 2011

Private Members’ Business - Motions

Motion: Forensic Science Services

That this Assembly notes with concern the pressure and backlog in Forensic Science Northern Ireland; further notes the cuts to the Forensic Science Service on the UK mainland and the impact that this is having on Northern Ireland; and calls on the Minister of Justice to provide the necessary resources to ensure that cases requiring forensics are processed efficiently.

[Mr J Craig]
[Mr P Givan]
[Mr R Newton]
[Mr D McIlveen]

The Speaker has selected the following amendment for debate:

Amendment 1:

Proposed: At end insert :

‘; and further calls on the Minister to explore the possible development of an all-island framework for forensic science, to ensure that all resources are used to the maximum benefit of the victims of crime and the criminal justice systems both in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. ’

[Mr C McDevitt]
[Mr A Maginness]
[Mr C Eastwood]

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