Order Paper

Reference: OP 268/11-16

Date: 24 March 2015

The Assembly to sit at 10.30am.

Indicative Timings for the Order of Business

1.    Prayers

2.    Executive Committee Business

Consideration Stage: Pensions Bill (NIA Bill 42/11-16)

Minister for Social Development

3.    Question Time

3.1    Culture, Arts and Leisure

3.1.1 Topical Questions

3.2    Education

3.2.1 Topical Questions

4.    Private Members’ Business

Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics


That this Assembly expresses concern that men outnumber women by nearly three to one in high level science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) posts; welcomes the statement by the Minister for Employment and Learning on 4 June 2013 reiterating the importance of women in STEM sectors; and calls on the Minister for Employment and Learning, in conjunction with his Executive colleagues, to publish a strategy and action plan that addresses specifically the issue of gender imbalance in the STEM sectors.

Ms B McGahan
Mr F McCann
Mr P Flanagan

5.    Adjournment

  • Future of neighbourhood policing across Upper Bann

Mrs J Dobson

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