Order Paper

Reference: OP 292/11-16

Date: 14 September 2015

The Assembly to sit at noon.

Indicative Timings for the Order of Business

1. Prayers

2. Assembly Business

Motion: Committee Membership


That Mr Danny Kennedy replace Mr Ross Hussey as a member of the Committee for Education; and that Mr Danny Kennedy replace Mr Robin Swann as a member of the Assembly and Executive Review Committee.

Mr R Swann
Mrs S Overend

Motion: Committee Membership


That Mr Phil Flanagan be appointed a member of the Committee for Social Development; that Mr Conor Murphy replace Mr Daithí McKay as a member of the Public Accounts Committee; that Mr Daithí McKay be appointed a member of the Committee for  Health, Social Services and Public Safety; that Ms Bronwyn McGahan replace Mr Chris Hazzard as a member of the Committee for Justice; and that Mr Chris Hazzard replace Ms Bronwyn McGahan as a member of the Committee for the Office of First Minister and deputy First Minister.

Ms C Ruane
Mr R McCartney

3. Question Time

3.1 Agriculture and Rural Development

3.1.1 Topical Questions

3.2 Culture, Arts and Leisure

3.2.1 Topical Questions

4. Private Members’ Business

Motion: Multiple Deprivation Indicators


That this Assembly recognises that the current multiple deprivation indicators do not accurately identify the extent of poverty and deprivation in rural areas; and calls on the Minister of Finance and Personnel to review this urgently.

Mr D McAleer
Mr O McMullan
Mr I Milne

Motion: Increasing Free Childcare


That this Assembly notes the 2014 Employers for Childcare survey which indicated that 46 per cent of parents in Northern Ireland reduced their working hours or left work due to a lack of affordable childcare; recognises that greater childcare provision would be a key catalyst in bolstering the economy, retaining a skilled workforce and improving the lives of working families; further notes that the Childcare Bill announced in the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s July Budget will increase free preschool childcare entitlement for three and four-year-olds to 30 hours a week in England; and calls for the establishment of an equal 30 hours of free childcare locally as part of a move towards the establishment of an universal childcare model. 

Mr P McGlone
Mr S Rogers
Ms C Hanna

5. Adjournment

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