The Northern Ireland Assembly was dissolved at 00:01 on Thursday 26 January, 2017. The elections will take place on Thursday 2 March, 2017.

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Private Members’ Business – Motions
Item 5 :  Order Paper 158/11-15 – 24 September 2013
Motion: Access to Public Procurement Opportunities

That this Assembly notes that the procurement of goods, services and infrastructure projects is a key driver of the economy; further notes the on-going work in other devolved regions in this area; and calls on the Minister of Finance and Personnel to take action to address the criticisms of the current system and to ensure that there is sufficient access for small and medium sized enterprises, as well as the social economy, to public procurement opportunities.’

[Mrs S Overend]
[Mr R Swann]

The Speaker has selected the following Amendment for debate:

Amendment 1

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

‘to ensure that there is sufficient access for small and medium-sized enterprises, and for organisations in the social economy, to public procurement opportunities and to ensure that employees in companies that are contracted and sub-contracted through Government procurement are paid at least the living wage.’

[Mr S Agnew]

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