Reference: OP 282/11-16
Date: 08 June 2015
The Assembly to sit at noon.
2. Public Petition
Early Years Funding
Mr D Bradley
3. Question Time
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
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
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