Reference: OP 90/11-15
Date: 08 October 2012
The Assembly to sit at noon.
2. Executive Committee Business
Motion: Suspend Standing Orders 10(2) to 10(4)
That Standing Orders 10(2) to 10(4) be suspended for 8 October 2012.
Minister of Finance and Personnel
Motion: Investment Strategy for Northern Ireland 2011-21
That this Assembly notes the Investment Strategy for Northern Ireland 2011-21.
Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister
3. Committee Business
Motion: Extension of Committee Stage: Business Improvement Districts Bill (NIA 9/11-15)
That, in accordance with Standing Order 33(4), the period referred to in Standing Order 33(2) be extended to 13 December 2012, in relation to the Committee Stage of the Business Improvement Districts Bill (NIA Bill 9/11-15).
Chairperson, Committee for Social Development
Motion: Crisis in Farming
That this Assembly notes with concern the current crisis in farming caused by the failure of the food supply chain to react to rising production costs and feed prices in particular; further notes the lack of transparency within the food supply chain and the existence of a very significant differential between Northern Ireland, Great Britain and Republic of Ireland producer prices; and calls on the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development to acknowledge the crisis and to bring forward initiatives to alleviate the short-term financial pressures on farmers.
Chairperson, Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development
4. Question Time
4.1 Health, Social Services and Public Safety
5. Private Members’ Business
That this Assembly notes the growth in the number of foodbanks established by churches, charities and other community organisations; welcomes the positive response by these sectors to the needs of people and families suffering from the ill effects of the economic downturn; and calls on the Minister for Social Development to ensure that his Department continues to support and promote the work of foodbanks.
Mr S Hamilton
Mr S Douglas
Motion: Path to Economic Recovery
That this Assembly notes, with concern, the continuing pursuance of austerity measures by the British and Irish Governments, and the subsequent detrimental effects on our local economy; and calls on the First Minister and deputy First Minister to impress, on both governments, the need to follow a path to economic recovery that is based on job creation, progressive taxation, the protection of the most vulnerable, and the provision of first class front-line public services.
Mr P Flanagan
Mr D McKay