Order Paper

Reference: OP 333/11-16

Date: 08 March 2016

The Assembly to sit at 10.30am.

Indicative Timings for the Order of Business

1. Prayers

2. Assembly Business

Consideration of business not concluded on Monday 07 March 2016

Motion: Nomination of the Northern Ireland Public Services Ombudsman

Proposed:

That this Assembly, in accordance with Section 3 (1) of the Public Services Ombudsman Act (Northern Ireland) 2016, nominates Marie Anderson for appointment as the Northern Ireland Public Services Ombudsman.

Ms P Bradley
Ms C Ruane
Mrs K McKevitt
Mr S Gardiner
Mrs J Cochrane

3. Private Members’ Business

Motion: International Women’s Day 2016

Proposed:

That this Assembly supports the celebration of International Women's Day 2016 and Assembly Women's Week 2016; affirms its commitment to encouraging more women into politics and public life; acknowledges the importance of the work of the Speaker's Reference Group on a Gender-Sensitive Assembly; and advocates the establishment of a women's parliamentary caucus.

Mrs K McKevitt
Ms C Ruane
Ms P Bradley
Mrs S Overend

4. Executive Committee Business

Final Stage: Rural Needs Bill (NIA Bill 67/11-16)*

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development

Final Stage: Shared Education Bill (NIA Bill 66/11-16)*

Minister of Education

Motion: Suspension of Standing Order 42A(8)

Proposed:

That Standing Order 42A(8) be suspended in respect of the Apprenticeships: Information Sharing provisions of the Enterprise Bill.

Minister for Employment and Learning

Legislative Consent Motion: Enterprise Bill: Apprenticeships Information Sharing

Proposed:

That this Assembly endorses the principle of the extension to Northern Ireland of the provisions of the Enterprise Bill dealing with Apprenticeships: Information Sharing as contained in clause 26 of the Bill as amended in Committee Stage in the House of Commons.

Minister for Employment and Learning


Motion: Draft Judicial Pensions (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

Proposed:

That the draft Judicial Pensions (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016 be approved.

Minister of Justice

Motion: Draft Violent Offences Prevention Order (Notification Requirements) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

Proposed:

That the draft Violent Offences Prevention Order (Notification Requirements) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016 be approved.

Minister of Justice

Motion: Draft Civil Legal Services (Scope) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

Proposed:

That the draft Civil Legal Services (Scope) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016 be approved.

Minister of Justice

Motion: Pensions (2015 Act) (Consequential Amendments) (Units of Additional Pension) Order (Northern Ireland) 2015

Proposed:

That the Pensions (2015 Act) (Consequential Amendments) (Units of Additional Pension) Order (Northern Ireland) 2015 be approved.

Minister for Social Development

Motion: State Pension Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015

Proposed:

That the State Pension Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015 be approved.

Minister for Social Development

Motion: Draft General Register Office (Fees) Order (Northern Ireland) 2016

Proposed:

That the draft General Register Office (Fees) Order (Northern Ireland) 2016 be approved.

Minister of Finance and Personnel

5. Question Time

5.1 Finance and Personnel

5.1.1 Topical Questions

5.2 Health, Social Services and Public Safety

5.2.1 Topical Questions

6. Committee Business

Motion: Report on Justice in the 21st Century on Innovative Approaches for the Criminal Justice System in Northern Ireland (NIA 313/11-16)

Proposed:

That this Assembly notes the Report on Justice in the 21st Century on Innovative Approaches for the Criminal Justice System in Northern Ireland (NIA 313/11-16) by the Committee for Justice; and calls on the Minister of Justice to include commitments in the Programme for Government for the 2016-2021 Assembly mandate to take forward the recommendations in the report and in particular the introduction of pilot projects for on-line dispute resolution approaches and problem solving courts.

Chairperson, Committee for Justice

Motion: Report of the Committee for the Environment’s Stakeholder Event on River Pollution (NIA 318/11-16)

Proposed:

That this Assembly notes the Report of the Committee for the Environment’s Stakeholder Event on River Pollution (NIA 318/11-16); and calls on the Minister of the Environment to work with his Executive colleagues and key stakeholders to take forward actions to address issues identified in the Report in relation to fully implementing existing legislation, addressing the causes of pollution, monitoring pollution, and enforcement.

Chairperson, Committee for the Environment

7. Private Members’ Business

Further Consideration Stage: Licensing Bill (NIA Bill 69/11-16)

Mrs J Cochrane

Motion: Suspension of Standing Order 42(1) – Licensing Bill (Final Stage)

Proposed:

That Standing Order 42(1) be suspended in respect of the Final Stage of the Licensing Bill (NIA Bill 69/11-16).

Mrs J Cochrane

8. Adjournment

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