Marshalled List of Amendments - 29 May 2012

 25 May 2012

Committee Business – Motions

Item 3:  Order Paper 73/11-15 – 29 May 2012 

Motion: Clarification of the Intention of a Charge on Single Use Carrier Bags

That this Assembly recognises that the intention of a charge on single use carrier bags is to reduce bag consumption and the impact on the environment; and calls on the Minister of the Environment to confirm that implementation of the levy, including its current and future scope and further increases, will be conducted in a way that focuses solely on these aims.

[Chairperson, Committee for the Environment]

The Speaker has selected the following Amendment for debate:

Amendment 1

Proposed: Leave out all after the first ‘environment;’ and  insert:

‘calls on the Minister of the Enviroment to clarify the scope and type of carrier bags that will be subject to charging, and to confirm that the list of exemptions will include environmentally friendly reusable bags; and further calls on the Minister to take into consideration the concerns of the retail trade, so that the method of collecting the charge, the size of the charge and the point at which the charge is collected, are all taken into account.

[Mr T Elliott]
[Mr D Kinahan]

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