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Order Paper

Reference: OP 243/11-16

Date: 25 November 2014

2. Executive Committee Business

Motion: Draft Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2002 (Amendment of section 46(1)) Order (Northern Ireland) 2014


That the draft Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2002 (Amendment of section 46(1)) Order (Northern Ireland) 2014 be approved.

Minister of Justice

3. Question Time

3.1 Culture, Arts and Leisure

3.2 Education

4. Private Members’ Business

Motion: Closure of MS Respite Centre at Dalriada Hospital


That this Assembly notes the decision to close the Regional Multiple Sclerosis Respite Centre at Dalriada Hospital in Ballycastle until March 2015 and transfer the service to the independent sector; further notes the importance of appropriate respite provision for patients and their families; believes the decision to be entirely wrong and one which makes no financial sense; fears the decision will result in the permanent closure of the centre; and calls on the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to reverse the decision and immediately reinstate the service at Dalriada Hospital.

Mr R Swann
Mrs J Dobson
Mr M McGimpsey

Motion: Prison Service Staff Safety


That this Assembly condemns the targeting of Northern Ireland Prison Service employees by dissident republicans; calls upon the Minister of Justice to reject any proposal that compromises the security of HMP Maghaberry, the safety of prison staff or concedes to the demands of republican prisoners in Roe House; and further calls for a review by the Northern Ireland Prison Service, working with the Prison Officers and Prison Governors Association, to address concerns about staffing levels across all grades in each prison establishment in Northern Ireland.

Mr P Givan
Mr S Douglas
Mr P Frew
Mr E Poots

5. Adjournment

  • Cherry Tree Nursing Home, Carrickfergus

Mr S Dickson

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