Date: 20 February 2012
The Assembly to sit at noon.
Motion: Committee Membership
That Ms Paula Bradley replace Mr Gregory Campbell as a member of the Committee for Social Development; and that Mr Gregory Campbell replace Ms Paula Bradley as a member of the Committee for the Environment.
Mr P Weir
3. Speaker’s Business
Public Petition: Save Drumcree College
Mrs Dolores Kelly
4. Executive Committee Business
Consideration Stage - Budget Bill (NIA Bill 4/11-15)
Minister of Finance and Personnel
Motion - Social Security (Loss of Benefit) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011
That the Social Security (Loss of Benefit) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011 be approved.
Minister for Social Development
5. Question Time
5.1 Culture, Arts and Leisure
6. Private Members’ Business
Motion: Emergency Life Support Skills
That this Assembly is concerned that heart and circulatory disease remains Northern Ireland's biggest killer; notes that for every minute that passes after a cardiac arrest without defibrillation, the chance of survival is reduced by around 10 per cent, but that immediate cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can improve the chances of survival by up to a factor of three; further notes that, last year, more than 30,000 people were trained in Emergency Life Support Skills (ELS), including CPR, by the British Heart Foundation's (BHF) Heartstart Programme; supports BHF's campaign to ensure that all schools, communities, and workplaces, provide ELS training; and calls on the Executive, the Health and Social Care Trusts and the education bodies to work together to provide the necessary investment to deliver this training to every school, community and workplace.
Mr P Weir
Mr K McCarthy
Mr J McCallister
Ms M Gildernew
Mr M Durkan
Motion: Welfare Reform
That this Assembly believes that the Coalition Government’s welfare cuts and major aspects of its Welfare Reform agenda are having, and will continue to have, a significant detrimental impact on our community; recognises that the impact will be more severe for Northern Ireland given our historically high levels of disadvantage, and our higher proportions of families with children and people in receipt of Disability Living Allowance; notes that the accumulated cost of welfare cuts to the local economy could reach £450m; and calls on the Executive to make opposition to a wide range of the welfare reforms its highest priority, and to immediately pursue robust negotiations with the Coalition Government to pursue all possible legal and operational flexibilities and financial support to mitigate the impact of the welfare cuts and changes imposed on Northern Ireland.
Mr M Durkan
Dr A McDonnell
Ms M Ritchie
Mrs D Kelly