Reference: OP 122/11-15
Date: 04 March 2013
The Assembly to sit at noon.
Matter of the Day – Mortar Bombs found in Londonderry
2. Assembly Business
Motion: Committee Membership
That Mr Basil McCrea replace Mr Robin Swann as a member of the Committee for Culture, Arts and Leisure; and that Mr Sean Rogers replace Mr John McCallister as a member of the Assembly and Executive Review Committee.
Mr P Ramsey
Mrs K McKevitt
3. Executive Committee Business
Assembly Consent Motion: The Public Bodies (The Office of Fair Trading Transfer of Consumer Advice Scheme Function and Modification of Enforcement Functions) Order 2013
That this Assembly consents to the Public Bodies (The Office of Fair Trading Transfer of Consumer Advice Scheme Function and Modification of Enforcement Functions) Order 2013 in the form of the draft laid before the UK Parliament on 12 December 2012.
Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment
4. Question Time
5. Private Members' Business
Motion: Benefit Advice and Awareness
That this Assembly recognises the challenges facing the advice sector and the need for individuals to have access to advice and assistance in relation to their welfare rights; and calls on the Minister for Social Development to devise an advice services strategy, to develop an awareness campaign for individuals and to provide adequate funding for independent advice providers.
Mr M Durkan
Mrs K McKevitt
Mr C Eastwood
Mr D Bradley
Motion: Draft Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill
That this Assembly notes the publication of the draft Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill by the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland; supports the commitment to bring to an end the practice of dual mandates; welcomes the recognition within the Bill that political donations in Northern Ireland require sensitivity; acknowledges that further work is needed on measures that are still under consideration for potential inclusion in the Bill, including the creation of a formal opposition in the Assembly, the size of the Assembly and the length of the Assembly term; and calls on all political parties which support inclusive and consensual politics to play a full role at Westminster, or to forfeit the expenses that they claim from Parliament.
Mr M Nesbitt
Mr T Elliott
Mrs S Overend
Motion: Local Meat Products
That this Assembly notes Northern Ireland's excellent reputation for producing high quality food; expresses concern at the on-going incidents surrounding meat products; encourages retailers to source more food products from Northern Ireland; and calls on the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment to work with retailers to ensure that processors and farmers get a better return for their products.
Mr P Frew
Mr G Dunne
Mr W Irwin