Reference: OP 277/11-16
Date: 18 May 2015
The Assembly to sit at noon.
2. Assembly Business
Motion: Committee Membership
That Mr Jim Wells replace Mr Peter Weir as a member of the Committee for Finance and Personnel; that Mr Gary Middleton replace Mr Peter Weir as a member of the Committee for the Environment; that Mr Sammy Douglas replace Mr Gary Middleton as a member of the Committee for Social Development; that Mr Jim Wells replace Mr Alex Easton as a member of the Public Accounts Committee; that Mr Paul Givan replace Mr Sammy Douglas as a member of the Committee on Procedures; and that Mr Tom Buchanan replace Mr Sammy Douglas as a member of the Committee on Standards and Privileges.
Mr P Weir
Motion: Assembly Commission Membership
That, in accordance with Standing Order 79(4), Ms Paula Bradley be appointed to fill the vacancy on the Assembly Commission.
Mr P Weir
3. Executive Committee Business
Motion: Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 (Disclosure of Patient Registration Information) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015
That the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 (Disclosure of Patient Registration Information) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015 be affirmed.
Minister of Finance and Personnel
4. Question Time
5. Private Members’ Business
Motion: Funding Cuts to the Community and Voluntary Sector
That this Assembly notes the important role of the community and voluntary sector across Northern Ireland in providing effective, efficient and value for money frontline services; accepts that, as a consequence of the 2015-16 Budget, decisions are being made by individual Executive Departments with no consideration of the impact on these services or the effect that they will have on the vulnerable in society; further notes that the ambiguity surrounding the European Social Fund has also forced many organisations to reduce their staff and their operations; and calls on the Executive to act in a coordinated manner to ensure that the sector and its organisations receive the required level of support and funding allocations.
Mr R Swann
Mr R Beggs
Mrs S Overend
Motion: Psychoactive Substances
That this Assembly expresses its concern at the impact of legal highs and in particular at the number of resulting deaths; and calls on the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to continue his work with the Home Office to ensure the introduction of new legislation across the United Kingdom to ban new psychoactive substances.
Mr A Easton
Mrs P Cameron
Mr G Robinson
Mr P Givan