Order Paper

Reference: OP 191/11-15

Date: 24 February 2014

2. Executive Committee Business

Further Consideration Stage: Financial Provisions Bill (NIA 22/11-15)

Minister of Finance and Personnel

Final Stage: Budget Bill (NIA 32/11-15)

Minister of Finance and Personnel

3. Question Time

3.1 Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister

3.2 Social Development

4. Committee Business

Motion: Extension of Committee Stage: Reservoirs Bill (NIA 31/11-15)


That, in accordance with Standing Order 33(4), the period referred to in Standing Order 33(2) be extended to 4 July 2014, in relation to the Committee Stage of the Reservoirs Bill (NIA Bill 31/11-15).

Chairperson, Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development

5. Private Members’ Business

Motion: Key Services for Rural Communities


That this Assembly recognises the ongoing work on the Rural White Paper; calls on the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development to incorporate key services that are important to rural communities, including rural schools, rural Post Offices, rural broadband facilities, rural transport services and home help social care services; and calls on other Executive Departments to contribute meaningful rural proofing to ensure that rural communities can be sustained into the future.

Mr J Byrne
Mr A Attwood
Mr S Rogers

Motion: Climate Change and its Impact on Flooding


That this Assembly notes the recent incidents of serious flooding; expresses its gratitude to the emergency services, public workers and volunteers who worked hard to minimise the impact of the flooding; believes that the seriousness of future flooding is likely to increase as a direct result of climate change; calls on the Executive to reduce Northern Ireland’s environmental footprint and, consequently, its contribution to climate change; and further calls on the First Minister and deputy First Minister to initiate a holistic overhaul of flood mitigation policies, including a cross-departmental approach to emergency planning, placing a single agency in charge of co-ordinating relief, an audit of the effectiveness of current flood defences so that investment can be targeted effectively, improvement of the flood warning system and a single funding stream for flood defences and coastal erosion.

Ms A Lo
Mr K McCarthy

6. Adjournment

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