Order Paper

Reference: OP 158/11-15

Date: 24 September 2013

The Assembly to sit at 10.30am.

Marshalled List of Amendments

Indicative Timings for Order of Business

1. Prayers
2. Executive Committee Business

Second Stage: Health and Social Care (Amendment) Bill [NIA 27/11-15]

Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

3. Question Time

3.1 Enterprise, Trade and Investment

3.2 Justice

4. Committee Business

Motion: Extension of Committee Stage: Public Service Pensions Bill (NIA 23/11-15)


That, in accordance with Standing Order 33(4), the period referred to in Standing Order 33(2) be extended to 29 November 2013, in relation to the Committee Stage of the Public Service Pensions Bill (NIA 23/11-15).

Chairperson, Committee for Finance and Personnel

Motion: Appointment of an Acting Commissioner


That this Assembly notes that the Northern Ireland Assembly Commissioner for Standards is unable to act in relation to any complaint arising from the public assemblies in Castlederg on 11th August 2013; appoints Mr Stuart Allan as an Acting Commissioner, in accordance with section 23(1) of the Assembly Members (Independent Financial Review and Standards) Act (Northern Ireland) 2011, to investigate all such complaints; directs that this appointment shall cease when Mr Allan has reported on all such complaints; and that the terms of his appointment, in particular his remuneration will, subject to any necessary modification, be the same as those of the Northern Ireland Assembly Commissioner for Standards.

Chairperson, Committee on Standards and Privileges

5. Private Members’ Business

Motion: Access to Public Procurement Opportunities


That this Assembly notes that the procurement of goods, services and infrastructure projects is a key driver of the economy; further notes the on-going work in other devolved regions in this area; and calls on the Minister of Finance and Personnel to take action to address the criticisms of the current system and to ensure that there is sufficient access for small and medium sized enterprises, as well as the social economy, to public procurement opportunities.

Mrs S Overend
Mr R Swann

Motion: Common Funding Formula


That this Assembly notes the current proposals by the Minister of Education to revise the Common Funding Formula; further notes, with grave concern, the apparent disproportionate impact of the proposals on controlled schools; and calls on the Minister to establish, as a matter of urgency, a controlled schools body to properly represent the views of this sector in the consultation.

Mr M Storey
Miss M McIlveen
Mr J Craig
Mrs B Hale

Motion: Support for DVANI Office Staff


That this Assembly supports the staff of Driver and Vehicle Agency offices in Northern Ireland; calls on the Westminster Government and the Northern Ireland Executive to take the necessary steps to retain the existing jobs and services; and further calls for new investment by the Department of Transport in equipment and technology.

Mr J Dallat
Mr C Ó hOisín
Mr R Swann
Mr S Dickson
Mr G Robinson
Mr D McClarty

6.    Adjournment
  • Historical Enquiries Team Report into the Death of Kirk Watters

Mr S Douglas

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