Reference: OP 189/11-15
Date: 17 February 2014
The Assembly to sit at noon.
2. Executive Committee Business
Consideration Stage: Budget Bill (NIA 32/11-15)
Minister of Finance and Personnel
3. Committee Business
Motion: Report on Delivering Social Change Signature Programmes (NIA 150/11-15)
That this Assembly notes the Report of the Committee for the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister on its event on the Delivering Social Change Signature Programmes (NIA 150/11-15); and calls on the First Minister and deputy First Minister to ensure that meaningful and comprehensive engagement with practitioners and stakeholders is central to the development of any future Signature Programmes.
Chairperson, Committee for the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister
4. Question Time
5. Private Members’ Business
Motion: Shared Education
That this Assembly notes with approval the concept of shared education; believes sharing between all types of school could lead to better educational and community relations outcomes; further notes with disappointment the failure of the current Minister of Education to effectively facilitate sharing across the sectors; believes that the current Area Planning process has not been conducive to sharing between schools and that the Ministerial Advisory Group report on advancing shared education was a missed opportunity; expresses disappointment at the continuing failure to introduce a shared education premium; and calls on the Minister of Education to take practical steps to promote and facilitate sharing, so that a single education system can become a realistic policy goal.
Mr D Kinahan
Mrs J Dobson
Motion: Remote Sensing Inspections
That this Assembly expresses dissatisfaction with the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development for its failure to effectively inform the 1,139 farm businesses that received a Remote Sensing Inspection in 2013; notes that the farmers only received notification days before they were expecting their Single Farm Payment and recognises that this will place many farm businesses under incredible pressure in the coming months; and calls on the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development to explain how this happened and give assurances that she has put in place measures that will prevent it happening again.
Mr P Frew
Mr W Irwin
Mr T Buchanan
Miss M McIlveen