Reference: OP 181/11-15
Date: 20 January 2014
The Assembly to sit at noon.
2. Executive Committee Business
Consideration Stage: Health and Social Care (Amendment Bill) (NIA 27/11-15)
Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety
3. Question Time
4. Private Members’ Business
Motion: Rural Development Funding within the Common Agricultural Policy
That this Assembly expresses dissatisfaction with the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development for her failure to effectively consult with Executive colleagues on her plans to transfer funds from Pillar 1 to Pillar 2 within the Common Agricultural Policy; notes with concern the ensuing events which saw the issue brought before the High Court; accepts that, whilst farmers will benefit through increased direct payments, they and many rural communities and organisations may now lose out through significantly reduced rural development funding; and calls on the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development to commit to seeking sufficient funding for the future Rural Development Programme to efficiently and effectively deliver a range of schemes, including those to support our burgeoning agri-food sector, increase farm safety measures, incentivise farm modernisation and capital investment, promote agri-environment measures and support our rural economy and communities.
Mrs J Dobson
Mr R Swann
Motion: Smithwick Tribunal Report
That this Assembly expresses concern at the findings of the Smithwick Tribunal Report; calls on the Irish Government to take the necessary action to ensure that those responsible for criminal acts within their jurisdiction are brought to justice; and further calls upon the Minister of Justice and the Chief Constable of the PSNI to have urgent discussions with their counterparts in the Republic of Ireland to ensure that they take all practical steps to prevent any repeat of such atrocities.
Mr P Givan
Mr J Wells
Mr W Humphrey
Mr S Anderson