The Northern Ireland Assembly has been dissolved. The election will take place on Thursday 5 May 2016.

31 May 2011


Item 3: Order Paper 4/11-15 – 31 May 2011

Private Members Business

Motion : Educational Attainment in Working Class Protestant Areas

That this Assembly notes the comparative lack of post-GCSE educational qualifications held by people from working class Protestant communities; expresses concern at the effect this may have on the future employability of young people from such areas; and calls on the Minister for Employment and Learning to bring forward a strategy to address this matter.

[Mr A Easton]
[Mr S Douglas]
[Mr P Weir]

The Speaker has selected the following amendment for debate

Amendment 1:

Proposed: At end insert:

‘; and further calls on the Minister of Education to address educational underachievement at the earliest stage.’

[Mr R Beggs]
[Mr B McCrea]
[Mr M Copeland]

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