Order Paper

Reference: OP:266-1116

Date: 16 March 2015

2. Executive Committee Business

Motion: The draft Teachers’ Pension Scheme (Consequential Provisions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015

Proposed:

That the draft Teachers' Pension Scheme (Consequential Provisions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015 be approved.

Minister of Education

Motion: The draft Firefighters' Pension Scheme (Consequential Provisions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015

Proposed:

That the draft Firefighters' Pension Scheme (Consequential Provisions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015 be approved.

Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

Motion: The draft Health Service Workers (Consequential Provisions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015

Proposed:

That the draft Health Service Workers (Consequential Provisions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015 be approved.

Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

3. Question Time                                                      

3.1    Health, Social Services and Public Safety

3.1.1 Topical Questions

3.2    Agriculture and Rural Development

3.2.1 Topical Questions

3.3  Assembly Commission

4. Committee Business

Motion: Report on the Statutory Rule laid by the Attorney General for Northern Ireland (NIA 236/11-16)

Proposed:

That this Assembly approves the report of the Ad Hoc Committee to consider an AGNI Statutory Rule (NIA 236/11-16) on the Statutory Rule laid by the Attorney General for Northern Ireland entitled: The Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2004 (Amendment of section 8(4)) Order (Northern Ireland) 2015.

Chairperson, Ad Hoc Committee to consider an AGNI Statutory Rule

5. Assembly Business

Motion: The Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2004 (Amendment of section 8(4)) Order (Northern Ireland) 2015

Proposed:

That the draft Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2004 (Amendment of section 8(4)) Order (Northern Ireland) 2015 be approved.

Mr P Weir
Ms C Ruane
Mr P Ramsey
Mr R Swann
Mr S Dickson

6. Committee Business (cont’d)

Motion: Report on the extent to which Standing Orders should permit the Attorney General for Northern Ireland to participate in proceedings of the Assembly (NIA 232/11-16)

Proposed:

That this Assembly approves the report of the Committee on Procedures (NIA 232/11-16) on its inquiry into the extent to which Standing Orders should permit the Attorney General for Northern Ireland (AGNI) to participate in proceedings of the Assembly: Part 1 – Impartiality of the Office of AGNI, Registration of Interests and participation of the AGNI in Assembly proceedings in respect of areas other than Statutory Rules.

Chairperson, Committee on Procedures

7. Private Members’ Business

Motion: Equality Legislation

Proposed:

That this Assembly notes, given the passage of the Equality Act in 2010, that Northern Ireland is now out of step with the rest of the UK in terms of equality protections; expresses concern that no progress has been made on introducing a Single Equality Act in this mandate; rejects the proposed Freedom of Conscience Amendment Bill; regrets the failure of the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister to introduce age discrimination legislation that covers under-16s; and calls on the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister to issue a fresh consultation paper to facilitate the speedy consideration of a Single Equality Bill by the Assembly.

Mr S Dickson
Ms A Lo
Mr C Lyttle

8. Adjournment

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