Reference: OP 155/11-15
Date: 16 September 2013
The Assembly to sit at noon.
2. Public Petition
Hazelwood Integrated College
Mr A Maginness
3. Assembly Business
Motion: Committee Membership
That Miss Michelle McIlveen replace Mr Trevor Clarke as a member of the Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development; that Mr Stephen Moutray and Mr Robin Newton replace Mrs Brenda Hale and Miss Michelle McIlveen as members of the Committee for Education; that Mr Sydney Anderson and Mr Sammy Douglas replace Mr Stephen Moutray and Mr Robin Newton as members of the Committee for Enterprise, Trade and Investment; that Mr Ian McCrea replace Mr Sydney Anderson as a member of the Committee for the Environment; that Mr Ian McCrea replace Mr David McIlveen as a member of the Committee for Finance and Personnel; that Mr David McIlveen replace Ms Paula Bradley as a member of the Committee for Health, Social Services and Public Safety; that Mr Sydney Anderson replace Mr Alex Easton as a member of the Committee for Justice; that Mrs Brenda Hale replace Mr Ian McCrea as a member of the Committee for Regional Development; that Mr Trevor Clarke and Mr Sammy Wilson replace Ms Pam Brown and Mr Sammy Douglas as members of the Committee for Social Development; that Ms Paula Bradley replace Mr Mervyn Storey as a member of the Committee on Procedures; that Mr Alex Easton replace Mr David McIlveen as a member of the Public Accounts Committee; that Mr Mervyn Storey replace Mr Sydney Anderson as a member of the Committee for Standards and Privileges.
Mr P Weir
4. Question Time
4.1 Finance and Personnel
5. Committee Business
Motion: Amend Standing Order 30
In standing order 30, after paragraph (6), insert –
“(7) Subject to paragraph 8, a Bill which is in the same or similar terms to a Bill which has fallen or been rejected by the Assembly –
(a) must not be introduced in the Assembly within a period of 6 months from the date of that fall or rejection; but
(b) may be introduced at any time following the dissolution of the Assembly in which the fallen or rejected Bill was introduced.
(8) In exceptional circumstances, the Assembly may, on a motion by the appropriate person, allow the introduction of a Bill to which paragraph 7 applies. The ‘appropriate person’ is –
(a) where the Bill is proposed to be introduced by a Minister, that Minister;
(b) where the Bill is proposed to be introduced by a member of the Assembly, that member.”.
Chairperson, Committee on Procedures
Motion: Report on Proposals for a Northern Ireland Public Services Ombudsman Bill
That this Assembly approves the Report of the Committee for the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister on its proposals for a Northern Ireland Public Services Ombudsman Bill.
Chairperson, Committee for the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister
6. Private Members’ Business
Motion: Free School Meals Entitlement
That this Assembly recognises the importance of free school meals entitlement; welcomes the increase in children who are accessing free school meals; and calls on the Minister of Education to explore ways in which the uptake of free school meals can be improved.
Mr C Hazzard
Ms M Boyle
Mr P Sheehan