Order Paper

Reference: OP 287/11-16

Date: 23 June 2015

The Assembly to sit at 10.30am.

Indicative Timings for the Order of Business - Tuesday 23 June 2015

Indicative Timings for the Order of Business - Wednesday 24 June 2015

1. Prayers

2. Assembly Business

Motion: Committee Membership

Proposed:

That Mr Ross Hussey replace Mrs Sandra Overend as a member of the Committee for Education; and that Mr Robin Swann replace Mr Tom Elliott as a member of the Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development with effect from 30 June 2015.

Mr R Swann
Mrs S Overend

3. Committee Business

Motion: Report on the Review of the Northern Ireland Assembly Code of Conduct and the Guide to the Rules Relating to the Conduct of Members (NIA 178/11-16)

Proposed:

That this Assembly notes the report of the Committee on Standards and Privileges on the Review of the Northern Ireland Assembly Code of Conduct and the Guide to the Rules Relating to the Conduct of Members (NIA 178/11-16); agrees to the new Code of Conduct and Guide to the Rules set out in annex 1 of the report; and further agrees to the other recommendations contained within the report.

Chairperson, Committee on Standards and Privileges

4. Executive Committee Business

Consideration Stage: Budget (No.2) Bill 2015*

Minister of Finance and Personnel

Consideration Stage: Insolvency (Amendment) Bill (NIA Bill 39/11-16)

Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment

5. Question Time

5.1 Education

5.1.1 Topical Questions

5.2 Employment and Learning

5.2.1 Topical Questions

5.3 Assembly Commission

6. Committee Business

Motion: Extension of Committee Stage: The Public Services Ombudsperson Bill (NIA Bill 47/11-16)

Proposed:

That, in accordance with Standing Order 33(4), the period referred to in Standing Order 33(2) be extended to 30 September 2015, in relation to the Committee Stage of the Public Services Ombudsperson Bill (NIA Bill 47/11-16).

Chairperson, Ad Hoc Committee on the Public Services Ombudsperson Bill

Motion: Report on the Review of the Operation of the Barnett Formula (NIA 254/11-16)

Proposed:

That this Assembly approves the report of the Committee for Finance and Personnel on its Review of the Operation of the Barnett Formula (NIA 254/11-15); and calls on the Minister of Finance and Personnel, in conjunction with Executive colleagues, to implement, as applicable, the recommendations contained therein.

Chairperson, Committee for Finance and Personnel

7. Private Members’ Business

Motion: STEM Subjects

Proposed:

That this Assembly notes the importance of the promotion of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) degrees for the future of the Northern Ireland economy; considers that there should be a greater emphasis on STEM subjects in the education system; and calls on the Executive to investigate innovative ways to promote the uptake by students of these degree programmes to encourage young talent to remain in Northern Ireland post their degree programmes.

Mr T Buchanan
Mr D Hilditch
Mr P Weir

8. Adjournment

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