Order Paper

Reference: OP 192/11-15

Date: 25 February 2014

Indicative Timings for the Order of Business

The Assembly to sit at 10.30am.

1. Prayers

2. Executive Committee Business

Further Consideration Stage: Carrier Bags Bill (NIA 20/11-15)

Minister of the Environment

3. Question Time

3.1 Agriculture and Rural Development

3.2 Culture, Arts and Leisure

4. Private Members’ Business

Motion: Reclassification of Guide Dogs


That this Assembly commends the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association's Campaign ‘Guide Dogs are Working Dogs too!’; and calls on Her Majesty’s Government to reclassify guide dogs and other assistance dogs as working dogs to afford them the same entitlements as other working dogs.

Lord Morrow
Mr P Weir
Mr J Wells

5. Committee Business

Motion: Financial Support to Expand Credit Union Services


That this Assembly acknowledges the valuable contribution of the credit union movement to providing affordable credit; and calls on the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment to work with her Executive colleagues to provide appropriate financial assistance to Northern Ireland credit unions to cover start-up costs to enable those credit unions that want to expand their range of services to include current accounts, in order to enable more people to avail of banking services, to fill the gap left by widespread bank closures and to make a greater difference to communities across Northern Ireland, especially the most vulnerable and those in rural areas.

Chairperson, Committee for Enterprise, Trade and Investment

6. Adjournment

  • Creavery Primary School

Mr T Clarke

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