Reference: OP 163/11-15
Date: 14 October 2013
The Assembly to sit at noon.
2. Executive Committee Business
Legislative Consent Motion: Intellectual Property Bill
That this Assembly agrees that the provisions in clause 13 of the Intellectual Property Bill, as introduced in the House of Lords on 9 May 2013, dealing with the offence of unauthorised copying etc, of design in the course of business, should be considered by the UK Parliament.
Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment
Motion: 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
3. Committee Business
Motion: Extension of Committee Stage: Local Government Bill
That, in accordance with Standing Order 33(4), the period referred to in Standing Order 33(2) be extended to 20 February 2014, in relation to the Committee Stage of the Local Government Bill (NIA Bill 28/11-15).
Chairperson, Committee for the Environment
4. Question Time
5. Private Members’ Business
Motion: Public Consultation
That this Assembly notes that public consultation is an important component of Government policy formulation and decision making; recognises that it can strengthen links between Government and the public and, particularly, the community and voluntary sector; expresses concern at the disparity in costs associated with consultation across Government Departments; and calls on the First Minister and deputy First Minister to define best practice.
Mr M Nesbitt
Mr D Kinahan
Motion: Bowel Cancer
That this Assembly recognises the importance of early diagnosis of bowel cancer in saving lives; commends the success of the existing screening programme; and calls on the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to consider extending the age range that can access screening to incorporate a larger proportion of the population.
Mr J Spratt
Mr J Wells
Mr G Dunne
Ms P Brown