Reference: OP 168/11-15
Date: 05 November 2013
The Assembly to sit at 10.30am.
2. Public Petition
Save Exploris, the Northern Ireland Aquarium, Portaferry
Mr K McCarthy
3. Executive Committee Business
Motion: Fishing Boats (Satellite-Tracking Devices) Scheme (Northern Ireland) 2013
That the Fishing Boats (Satellite-Tracking Devices) Scheme (Northern Ireland) 2013 be approved.
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development
Motion: The draft Pharmacy (1976 Order) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2013
That the draft Pharmacy (1976 Order) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2013 be approved.
Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety
4. Committee Business
Motion: Extension of Committee Stage: The Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Further Provisions and Support for Victims) Bill (NIA Bill 26/11-15)
That, in accordance with Standing Order 33(4), the period referred to in Standing Order 33(2) be extended to 11 April 2014, in relation to the Committee Stage of the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Further Provisions and Support for Victims) Bill (NIA Bill 26/11-15).
Chairperson, Committee for Justice
Motion: Report of the Committee Review Group on the Review of the Committee System
That this Assembly approves the report of the Committee Review Group entitled ‘Review of the Committee System’ (NIA 135).
Mr A Maskey
Mr P McGlone
Ms A Lo
Mr R Swann
Miss M McIlveen
5. Question Time
6. Private Members’ Business
Motion: Ban on Blood Donations from Gay Men
That this Assembly notes the ruling of the High Court on the decision to ban blood donations from gay men; further notes with concern that the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety's decision was found to be 'irrational', and to have been taken 'in breach of the Ministerial Code'; and calls on the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to lift the ban and outline what steps he will take to build public confidence in relation to statutory equality duties.
Ms M McLaughlin
Mr M Brady
Ms C Ruane
Motion: Exploris - Northern Ireland Aquarium
That this Assembly acknowledges the regional significance of Exploris - the Northern Ireland Aquarium in terms of tourism, culture, science, education and environmental protection; recognises its importance to the economy on the Ards Peninsula and across Northern Ireland; calls upon Ards Borough Council, working with the local community and businesses, to formulate urgently a coherent plan for investment and financial support; calls upon the relevant Ministers to offer assistance in developing a plan; and further calls on the Executive to respond quickly and positively to such a proposal, with a view to ensuring that this facility has a sustainable basis.
Mr K McCarthy
Ms A Lo
Mr S Dickson
- Justice for Derg Valley Victims Voice
Mr T Buchanan