Order Paper

Reference: OP262-1116

Date: 02 March 2015

The Assembly to sit at noon.

Indicative Timings for the Order of Business

1.    Prayers

2.    Executive Committee Business

Legislative Consent Motion: Health and Social Care (Safety and Quality) Bill

Proposed:

That this Assembly endorses the principle of the extension to Northern Ireland of the provisions of the Health and Social Care (Safety and Quality) Bill, as introduced in the House of Commons on 2 July 2014, contained in clause 5 and paragraphs 1-6 of the Schedule dealing with the objectives of regulators of health and social care professionals.

Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

Motion: Donaghadee Harbour (Transfer of Harbour Undertaking) Order (Northern Ireland) 2015

Proposed:

That the Donaghadee Harbour (Transfer of Harbour Undertaking) Order (Northern Ireland) 2015 be affirmed.

Minister for Regional Development

Motion: Rates (Temporary Rebate) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2015

Proposed:

That the Rates (Temporary Rebate) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2015 be affirmed.

Minister of Finance and Personnel

Motion: Rates (Exemption for Automatic Telling Machines in Rural Areas) Order (Northern Ireland) 2015

Proposed:

That the Rates (Exemption for Automatic Telling Machines in Rural Areas) Order (Northern Ireland) 2015 be affirmed.

Minister of Finance and Personnel

Motion: Rates (Owner Allowances) Order (Northern Ireland) 2015

Proposed:

That the Rates (Owner Allowances) Order (Northern Ireland) 2015 be affirmed.

Minister of Finance and Personnel

3.    Question Time                                                      

3.1  Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister

3.1.1 Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister Topical Questions

3.2  Education

3.2.1 Education Topical Questions

4.    Committee Business

Motion: Extension of Committee Stage: Children's Services Co-operation Bill (NIA Bill 44/11-16)

Proposed:

That, in accordance with Standing Order 33(4), the period referred to in Standing Order 33(2) be extended to 3 July 2015, in relation to the Committee Stage of the Children's Services Co-operation Bill (NIA Bill 44/11-16).

Chairperson, Committee for the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister

Motion: STEM in Schools

Proposed:

That this Assembly notes the recent publication of the Education and Training Inspectorate’s evaluation of the implementation of The World Around Us, the Confederation of British Industry Northern Ireland Step Change Report, the Momentum Digital Strategy Action Plan and the Engineering UK 2015 Report, all of which highlight the importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in schools; recognises the role of STEM as a key driver of the economy; and calls on the Minister of Education to support and encourage the full implementation of the STEM aspects of the curriculum in order to bring about high quality learning for all children.

Chairperson, Committee for Education

Motion: Tackling Rural Poverty and Social Inclusion Framework

Proposed:

That this Assembly notes the effective impact the Tackling Rural Poverty and Social Inclusion (TRPSI) Framework has had on the farming and rural community; and calls on the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development to implement the recommendations outlined in the Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development position paper on the Review of the TRPSI Framework.

Chairperson, Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development

5.    Adjournment

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