Order Paper

Reference: OP 282/11-16

Date: 08 June 2015

The Assembly to sit at noon.

Indicative Timings for the Order of Business

1. Prayers

2. Public Petition

Early Years Funding

Mr D Bradley

3. Question Time                                                      

3.1 Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister

3.1.1 Topical Questions

3.2 Environment

3.2.1 Topical Questions

4. Committee Business

Further Consideration Stage: Ombudsman and Commissioner for Complaints (Amendment) Bill (NIA Bill 48/11-16)

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

Motion: Reduction of the Disability Action and Community Transport Budgets

Proposed:

That this Assembly condemns the disproportionate reduction of the Disability Action and Community Transport budgets; notes the very negative impact the severe reduction of departmental budgets is having on people with disabilities and the most vulnerable and isolated people in our society; and calls on the Minister for Regional Development to urgently reinstate this essential funding.

Chairperson, Committee for Regional Development

5. Private Members’ Business

Motion: Funding for Musical Instruments

Proposed:

That this Assembly notes the cultural, artistic and community importance of bands in Northern Ireland; recognises the importance of the Musical Instruments for Bands funding programme; expresses its disappointment at the failure of the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure to fund the programme this year; and calls on the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure to restore the funding for the programme.

Mr N McCausland
Mr G Dunne
Mr D Hilditch
Mr W Humphrey

6. Adjournment

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