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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 253/11-16

Date: 27 January 2015

The Assembly to sit at 10.30am.

Marshalled List of Amendments

Indicative Timings for the Order of Business

1.    Prayers

2.    Executive Committee Business

Motion: Draft Planning (2011 Act) (Commencement No.2) Order (Northern Ireland) 2015


That the draft Planning (2011 Act) (Commencement No.2) Order (Northern Ireland) 2015 be approved.

Minister of the Environment

Motion: Budget 2015-16


This this Assembly approves the programme of expenditure proposals for 2015-16 as set out in the Budget laid before the Assembly on 19 January 2015.

Minister of Finance and Personnel

3.    Question Time

3.1          Justice

3.1.1       Questions for Oral Answer

3.1.2       Topical Questions 

3.2          Regional Development

3.2.1       Questions for Oral Answer

3.2.2       Topical Questions 

4.    Private Members’ Business

Motion: Abuse Against Older People


This Assembly notes with concern the worrying increase in the number of allegations of abuse against older people in care homes, from 1,715 in 2011/12 to 3,023 in 2013/14; and calls on the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, in conjunction with Executive colleagues, to introduce legislation to define clearly abuse and protect and safeguard our older population.

Ms M McLaughlin
Mr M Brady
Ms R McCorley

Motion: The Union Flag on UK Driving Licences Issued in Northern Ireland


That this Assembly recognises that the principle of consent is central to our constitutional arrangements, whereby there will be no change to the status of Northern Ireland as part of the United Kingdom unless and until there is a clear majority voting for such change; notes that the SDLP endorsed these principles and constitutional arrangements; expresses its concern at the decision by the Minister of the Environment to exclude the Union Flag from UK Driving Licences issued in Northern Ireland; considers this to be contrary to the constitutional settlement and an unnecessary, politically motivated deviation from a UK wide scheme that has denied Northern Ireland citizens their right to display the national flag on Government documents often used for identification; and calls on the Minister to reverse this decision.

Mrs P Cameron
Mr P Weir
Lord Morrow
Mr I McCrea

5.    Adjournment

  • The Restoration of Special Funding Premia to St Mary's University College to Prevent its Imminent Closure

Ms J McCann

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