Order Paper

Reference: OP 269/11-16

Date: 13 April 2015

The Assembly to sit at noon.

Indicative Timings for the Order of Business

Marshalled List of Amendments

1. Prayers

2. Assembly Business

Motion: Financial Assistance for Political Parties Scheme 2015

Proposed:

That, as set out in section 2(4) of the Financial Assistance for Political Parties Act (Northern Ireland) 2000, this Assembly approves the revised scheme NIA 241/11-16 laid before the Assembly on 20 March 2015 for payments to political parties for the purpose of assisting Members of the Northern Ireland Assembly who are connected with such parties to perform their Assembly duties.

Mrs J Cochrane
Mr S Gardiner
Mr P Ramsey
Mr P Weir

3. Committee Business

Motion: Report on the Assembly Committees’ Priorities for European Scrutiny in 2015 (NIA 225/11-16)

Proposed:

That this Assembly notes the Report of the Committee for the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister (NIA 225/11-16) on Assembly Committees' Priorities for European Scrutiny in 2015.

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

4. Question Time                                                      

4.1 Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister

4.1.1 Topical Questions

4.2 Employment and Learning

4.2.1 Topical Questions

5. Private Members’ Business

Motion: Inequality in Teacher Employment

Proposed:

That this Assembly notes the failure of the First Minister and deputy First Minister to repeal the exemption in fair employment law allowing discrimination on the grounds of religious belief in teacher appointments, as mandated by the motion Teachers: Employment Law which was approved by the Assembly on 22 April 2013; recognises that the teacher exemption, as well as the continuing requirement for a Certificate in Religious Education at nursery and primary level in the Catholic maintained sector, are unnecessary barriers to truly shared education; and calls on the First Minister and deputy First Minister to take action to remove these overt examples of inequality and discrimination.

Mr D Kinahan
Mrs S Overend
Mr R Swann

6. Adjournment

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