Order Paper

Reference: OP 84/11-15

Date: 17 September 2012

The Assembly to sit at noon.

Matter of the Day - Spence Family Tragedy

Marshalled List of Amendments

Indicative Timings for Order of Business

1. Prayers

2. Assembly Business

Motion: Committee Membership


That Ms Michaela Boyle be appointed as a member of the Audit Committee.

Ms C Ruane
Mr R McCartney

3. Executive Committee Business

Second Stage: Business Improvement Districts Bill (NIA 9/11-15)

Minister for Social Development

4. Committee Business

Extension of Committee Stage: Inquiry into Historical Institutional Abuse Bill (NIA 7/11-15)


That, in accordance with Standing Order 33(4), the period referred to in Standing Order 33(2) be extended to 26 October 2012, in relation to the Committee Stage of the Inquiry into Historical Institutional Abuse Bill (NIA Bill 7/11-15).

Chairperson, Committee for the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister

5. Question Time

5.1 Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister

5.2 Regional Development

6. Private Members’ Business

Motion: Short Stay Visa Waiver Scheme


That this Assembly welcomes the success of the Dublin Government’s Short-Stay Visa Waiver Scheme allowing visitors here, from 16 emerging tourism markets, to travel around the rest of the island without the need for an additional visa application; recognises the potential that a reciprocal approach would have in opening up our tourism industry to new markets; notes, with concern, the British Government’s position of preventing the introduction of a similar scheme; and calls for the introduction of a single visa scheme for visitors to the island of Ireland.

Mr P Flanagan
Ms S Ramsey
Ms M McLaughlin
Mr D McKay

Motion: Apology from the Republic of Ireland


That this Assembly welcomes the improved relations with the Republic of Ireland; further welcomes the success of the visit by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to the Republic of Ireland in 2011; notes with concern the recent evidence given to the Smithwick Tribunal regarding a lack of support for the investigation of terrorist suspects; believes that relations would improve further if the current Government of the Republic of Ireland were to address the role played by the Irish Government of the day in the emergence of the Provisional IRA and the roles of past Governments regarding the pursuit of terrorists; and calls on the Prime Minister of the Republic of Ireland to issue an apology.

Mr G Campbell
Mr S Anderson
Mr S Moutray
Mr M Storey

7. Adjournment

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