Order Paper

Reference: OP 197/11-15

Date: 11 March 2014

2. Question Time

2.1 Health, Social Services and Public Safety

2.2  Justice

3. Private Members’ Business

Motion: Drawdown of European Union Funds


That this Assembly notes the significant funding available for drawdown within the European Union; commends the Minister for Regional Development for leading the Northern Ireland Executive in the successful drawdown of competitive funding; further notes with grave concern the imbalance in the drawdown of European funds for economic development between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland under the Framework 7 Programme, whereby Assembly research statistics show that while Northern Ireland secured €35 per capita, the equivalent in the Republic was €590; and calls on the First Minister and deputy First Minister to take steps to ensure an increased drawdown of competitive European funds across Departments, in addition to identifying an appropriate region of the EU against which Northern Ireland can benchmark its performance.

Mr M Nesbitt
Mrs S Overend

Motion: BBC Spotlight Programme on Waste Disposal


That this Assembly recognises the issues raised in the recently broadcast BBC Spotlight investigation into illegal waste disposal and other irregularities; and calls on the Minister of the Environment to establish an independent public inquiry into waste disposal in the North West to ensure that public confidence is restored and to allay concerns that other illegal waste disposal sites remain undetected.

Mr R McCartney
Mr C Boylan
Mr B McElduff
Mr I Milne

4. Adjournment

  • School absenteeism in North Antrim

Mr R Swann

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