In light of the public health situation, Parliament Buildings is closed to the public.

No public tours, events or visitor activities will take place, until further notice. 

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

Order Paper

Reference: OP 251/11-16

Date: 20 January 2015

The Assembly to sit at 10.30am.

Urgent Oral Answer

Indicative Timings for Order of Business

1. Prayers

2. Assembly Business

Motion: Suspension of Standing Order 20(1)


That Standing Order 20(1) be suspended for Tuesday 20 January 2015.

Mr P Weir
Ms C Ruane

Election to fill the vacant position of Deputy Speaker

Election of Principal Deputy Speaker

3. Executive Committee Business

Second Stage: Regeneration Bill (NIA Bill 43/11-16)

Minister for Social Development

Legislative Consent Motion: Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill


That this Assembly endorses the principle of the extension to Northern Ireland of the provisions of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill, as amended in Committee in the House of Commons, dealing with assignment of receivables contained in clauses 1 and 2; business payment practices in clause 3; liability of bodies concerned with accounting standards in clause 37; and companies transparency, company filing requirements, and directors’ disqualification in Parts 7 to 9 and Schedules 3 to 6 and 8.

Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment

4.    Question Time

4.1          Enterprise, Trade and Investment

4.1.1       Questions for Oral Answer

4.1.2       Topical Questions

4.2          Environment

4.2.1       Question for Oral Answer

4.2.2       Topical Questions

5.    Private Members’ Business

Motion: Legislation to Ban the Burning of Certain Types of Coal


That this Assembly notes that on the basis of a flawed all-Ireland air quality report, the Minister of the Environment proposes to introduce legislation to ban the burning of certain types of coal in Northern Ireland in order to match similar legislation in the Republic of Ireland; expresses its concern that tens of thousands of households who rely on this cheap coal will be affected by the proposal through increasing levels of fuel poverty, especially in rural areas; believes that this measure would reduce competition in the market for domestic fuel to the detriment of consumers; and calls on the Minister of the Environment to reconsider his position on this issue.

Mr S Wilson
Lord Morrow
Mr T Clarke
Mr G Dunne

6.    Adjournment

  • The Future of Services at Downe Hospital and Daisy Hill Hospital

Mrs K McKevitt

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