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Order Paper

Reference: OP 62/11-15

Date: 17 April 2012

The Assembly to sit at 10.30am.

Indicative Timings for Order of Business

1. Prayers

2. Question Time

2.1 Agriculture and Rural Development

2.2 Culture, Arts and Leisure

3. Private Members’ Business

Motion: Establishment of a Working Group to Consider the Return of Lough Neagh into Public Ownership


That this Assembly calls on the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure and the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, to convene a working group to explore and pursue actively the potential for a cross-departmental approach to bring Lough Neagh back into public ownership.

Mr F Molloy
Mr O McMullan
Ms M Boyle

Motion: Kinship Care


That this Assembly notes and welcomes the growth of kinship care and acknowledges the valuable role it plays in providing care for the many children who cannot be raised by their parents; and calls on the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to note the excellent, and often invisible, contribution made by kinship carers, to identify a number of key priorities and actions for their support, and to consider amending the Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 in support of kinship carers.

Miss M McIlveen
Mr J Wells

4.    Adjournment

  • Provision of Counselling Services in East Belfast

Mr S Douglas

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