Order Paper

Reference: OP 326/11-16

Date: 15 February 2016

The Assembly to sit at noon.

Indicative Timings for the Order of Business

1. Prayers

2. Public Petition

Better Care for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Northern Ireland

Mr K McCarthy

3. Assembly Business

Motion: Suspension of Standing Orders 10(2) to 10(4)

Proposed:

That Standing Orders 10(2) to 10(4) be suspended for 15 February 2016.

Mr P Weir
Ms C Ruane
Mrs K McKevitt
Mr R Swann
Mr S Dickson

4. Executive Committee Business

Further Consideration Stage: Housing (Amendment) Bill (NIA Bill 58/11-16)

Minister for Social Development

Consideration Stage: Budget Bill (NIA Bill 77/11-16)*

Minister of Finance and Personnel

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

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development

Final Stage: Legal Complaints and Regulation Bill (NIA Bill 50/11-16)*

Minister of Finance and Personnel

Motion: Draft Renewable Heat Incentive Schemes (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

Proposed:

That the draft Renewable Heat Incentive Schemes (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016 be approved.

Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment

5. Question Time

5.1 Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister

5.1.1 Topical Questions

5.2 Environment

5.2.1 Topical Questions

6. Committee Business

Motion: Appointment of an Acting Commissioner

Proposed:

That this Assembly notes that the Northern Ireland Assembly Commissioner for Standards is unable to act in relation to a complaint from Mr Sammy Wilson MP dated 15 December 2015; appoints Mr Gerard Elias as an Acting Commissioner, in accordance with section 23 (1) of the Assembly Members (Independent Financial Review and Standards) Act (Northern Ireland) 2011 to investigate all such complaints; directs that this appointment shall cease when Mr Elias has reported on all such complaints; and directs that the terms of appointment, in particular his remuneration will, subject to any necessary modification, be the same as those of the Northern Ireland Assembly Commissioner for Standards.

Chairperson, Committee on Standards and Privileges

Motion: Report on the Inquiry into Inclusion in the Arts of Working Class Communities (NIA 298/11-16)

Proposed:

That this Assembly approves the Report of the Committee for Culture, Arts and Leisure on its Inquiry into Inclusion in the Arts of Working Class Communities (NIA 298/11–16); and calls on the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure to implement the recommendations contained in the Report.

Chairperson, Committee for Culture, Arts and Leisure

7. Adjournment

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