Order Paper

Reference: OP 101/11-15

Date: 20 November 2012

The Assembly to sit at 10.30am.

Indicative Timings for Order of Business

1. Prayers

2. Assembly Business

Motion: Establishment of an Ad Hoc Committee on Conformity with Equality Requirements - Welfare Reform Bill


That, as provided for in Standing Orders 53(1) and 60(1), this Assembly establishes an ad hoc committee to examine and report on whether the provisions of the Welfare Reform Bill are in conformity with the requirements for equality and observance of human rights.

DUP - 4
Sinn Féin - 3
UUP - 2
SDLP - 1
Alliance - 1

Quorum: The quorum shall be five members.

Procedure: The procedures of the Committee shall be such as the Committee shall determine.

Mr P Weir
Ms C Ruane
Mr R Swann
Mr P Ramsey
Mr S Dickson

3. Executive Committee Business

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

Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister

Consideration Stage: Charities Bill (NIA 11/11-15)

Minister for Social Development

Legislative Consent Motion: Small Charitable Donations Bill


That this Assembly endorses the principle of the extension to Northern Ireland of the Small Charitable Donations Bill and that its operation be made an excepted matter under the Northern Ireland Act 1998.

Minister for Social Development

4. Question Time

4.1 Enterprise, Trade and Investment

4.2 Environment

5. Private Members’ Business

Motion: Energy Strategy


That this Assembly notes that approximately 99 percent of primary energy needs are met from imported fossil fuels, which costs approximately £2.3 billion annually; recognises the need to improve energy security and energy independence; further notes the importance of reducing the cost and our exposure to price fluctuations in fossil fuels, while creating Northern Ireland based jobs through the expansion of indigenous renewables and low carbon energy sources; and calls on the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment, in conjunction with the Executive, to develop a long-term energy strategy for a low carbon future.

Ms A Lo
Mr T Lunn
Mr K McCarthy

6. Adjournment

  • Multiple Deprivation in the Belvoir area of South Belfast

Ms A Lo

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