Order Paper

Reference: OP 94/11-15

Date: 22 October 2012

The Assembly to sit at noon.

Marshalled List of Amendments

Indicative Timings for Order of Business

1.    Prayers

2.    Assembly Business

Motion: Welfare Reform Bill - Standing Order 34


That the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission be asked to advise whether the Welfare Reform Bill is compatible with human rights.

Mr F McCann
Mr M Brady

3.    Executive Committee Business

Consideration Stage: Air Passenger Duty (Setting of Rate) Bill (NIA 15/11-15)

Minister of Finance and Personnel

Consideration Stage: Superannuation Bill (NIA 6/11-15)

Minister of Finance and Personnel

Motion: Draft Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012


That the draft Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 be approved.

Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment

4.    Question Time

4.1   Employment and Learning

4.2   Enterprise, Trade and Investment

5.    Private Members’ Business

Motion: Unemployment Rates


That this Assembly notes, with grave concern, that the unemployment rate has risen by 19,000 in the three years between the quarters ended July 2009 and July 2012, and that 23.5 percent of 18-24 year olds, some 24,000 young people, are unemployed with little prospect of work; acknowledges that the role of InvestNI is to grow the local economy; expresses dismay that InvestNI appears to display an attitude of resigned acceptance to the trend of jobs moving overseas; further notes that the Executive has not adequately funded the job creation proposals of the Northern Ireland Green New Deal Group or developed the proposals of the 'Jobs Plan' published by a business alliance including the Confederation of British Industry and the Institute of Directors; and calls on the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment, supported by the Executive and InvestNI, to tackle rising unemployment by launching a robust job creation and business support strategy based on these proposals.

Mr P McGlone
Mr A Maginness

6.    Adjournment

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