Order Paper

Reference: OP 273/11-16

Date: 27 April 2015

The Assembly to sit at noon.

Indicative Timings for the Order of Business

1. Prayers

2. Public Petition

Reconsideration of the Belmont Road proposed development along the banks of the Sixmilewater River

Mr D Kinahan

3. Executive Committee Business

Motion: The Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order (Northern Ireland) 2015

Proposed:

That the Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order (Northern Ireland) 2015 be approved.

Minister for Social Development

4. Question Time                                                      

4.1 Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister

4.1.1 Topical Questions

4.2 Social Development

4.2.1 Topical Questions

5. Committee Business

Motion: Report on the Operation of the Provisions of Parts 3 and 4 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998

Proposed:

That this Assembly notes the report of the Assembly and Executive Review Committee on the Operation of the Provisions of Parts 3 and 4 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 (NIA 242/11-16), made under Section 29A (3) of that Act.

Deputy Chairperson, Assembly and Executive Review Committee

6. Private Members’ Business

Motion: Marriage Equality

Proposed:

That this Assembly welcomes the marriage equality referendum in the south of Ireland; notes that a growing number of parliaments across the world have embraced, and legislated for, marriage equality; respects the rights of the religious institutions to define, observe and practise marriage within their beliefs; and calls on the Executive to legislate for marriage equality for same sex couples so that all citizens will have the same legal entitlement to the protections, responsibilities, rights, obligations and benefits afforded by the legal institution of marriage.

Ms C Ruane
Mr D McKay
Mr C Hazzard
Ms M Fearon

7. Adjournment

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