Reference: OP 193/11-15
Date: 03 March 2014
The Assembly to sit at noon.
2. Public Petition
Ovarian Cancer Awareness Campaign
Mr C Lyttle
3. Executive Committee Business
Assembly Consent Motion: Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of the National Consumer Council and Transfer of the Office of Fair Trading’s Functions in relation to Estate Agents etc) Order 2014
That this Assembly consents to the Public Bodies (Abolition of the National Consumer Council and Transfer of the Office of Fair Trading's Functions in relation to Estate Agents etc) Order 2014 in the form of the draft laid before the UK Parliament on 5 December 2013.
Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment
Motion: The Rates (Regional Rates) Order (Northern Ireland) 2014
That the Rates (Regional Rates) Order (Northern Ireland) 2014 be affirmed.
Minister of Finance and Personnel
5. Committee Business
Motion: Report on the Review into Electricity Policy, Part 2: Electricity Pricing (NIA 147/11-15)
That this Assembly approves the second report of the Committee for Enterprise, Trade and Investment on its Review into Electricity Policy: Part II - Electricity Pricing (NIA 14/11-15); and calls on the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment, in conjunction with her Executive colleagues, the Northern Ireland Authority for Utility Regulation, the System Operator for Northern Ireland, the Single Electricity Market Operator and the Consumer Council to implement, as applicable, the recommendations contained therein.
Chairperson, Committee for Enterprise, Trade and Investment
6. Private Members’ Business
Motion: Pulse Oximetry
That this Assembly recognises that pulse oximetry offers a straightforward, cost effective and non-invasive screening test to detect levels of oxygen saturation in newborns; notes that recording oxygen saturation levels can be an early indicator for a range of medical problems, such as heart and respiratory defects; and calls on the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to introduce pulse oximetry to screen all newborns for early detection of life threatening congenital heart defects.
Mr R Swann
Mr F McKinney
Mr J Wells
Mr K McCarthy
Ms C Ruane
Motion: Fiscal Powers
That this Assembly notes the ongoing debate concerning the nature of devolution in the United Kingdom; and calls upon the Northern Ireland Executive to approach the UK Government to request a joint commission to review the case for the devolution of fiscal powers to the Northern Ireland Assembly and also for this commission to make recommendations that would improve the financial accountability of the Northern Ireland Assembly and the performance of the local economy.
Mr J McCallister
Mr B McCrea