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Assembly business continues, check the business diary for information on Plenary and Committee meetings.

Order Paper

Reference: OP 249/11-16

Date: 13 January 2015

The Assembly to sit at 10.30am.

Indicative Timings for the Order of Business

Marshalled List of Amendments

1.    Prayers

2.    Executive Committee Business

Consideration Stage: Off-street Parking (Functions of District Councils) Bill (NIA Bill 40/11-16)

Minister for Regional Development

Legislative Consent Motion: Pension Schemes Bill


That this Assembly endorses the principle of the extension to Northern Ireland of the provisions of the Pension Schemes Bill dealing with restrictions on transfers out of public service defined benefits schemes and reduction of cash equivalents in relation to funded public service defined benefits schemes, as contained in clauses 69, 70 and 71 of the Bill as brought from the House of Commons to the Lords.

Minister of Finance and Personnel      

Legislative Consent Motion: Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill


That this Assembly endorses the principle of the extension to Northern Ireland of the provisions dealing with public sector exit payments contained in clauses 149 to 151 of the Small Businesses, Enterprise and Employment Bill, as brought from the House of Commons to the Lords on 20 November 2014.

Minister of Finance and Personnel

3.    Question Time

3.1   Culture, Arts and Leisure

3.1.1 Questions for Oral Answer
3.1.2 Topical Questions

3.2  Education

3.2.1 Questions for Oral Answer
3.2.2 Topical Questions

4.    Private Members’ Business

Motion: Education Funding


That this Assembly acknowledges the challenging financial environment in which education will operate in 2015-16 and the widespread concern amongst schools regarding the implications for the classroom of the Department of Education's draft budget; recognises that from 1 April 2015 there will be a single Education Authority in place of the five Education and Library Boards to oversee the allocation of the majority of the education budget; and calls on the Minister of Education to ensure that protecting the classroom is his first priority, that he uses the new administrative arrangements to achieve greater efficiencies within support services and, in so doing, devolves the maximum amount of the available budget to school level.

Miss M McIlveen
Mr J Craig
Mr R Newton
Mr N McCausland

5.    Adjournment

  • Post 16 Education in Antrim

Mr D Kinahan

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