Date: 18 January 2016
The Assembly to sit at noon.Indicative Timings
2. Assembly Business
Motion: Assembly Commission Membership
That, in accordance with Standing Order 79(4), Mrs Karen McKevitt be appointed to fill the vacancy on the Assembly Commission.
Mr A Maginness
Mr C Eastwood
Motion: Committee Membership
That the Democratic Unionist Party membership of Assembly Committees be changed in accordance with the proposals laid in the Assembly Business Office by the Party on 18 January 2016.
Mr P Weir
3. Executive Committee Business
Consideration Stage: Legal Complaints and Regulation Bill (NIA Bill 50/11-16)
Minister of Finance and Personnel
4. Question Time
4.1.2 Topical Questions
4.2.1 Topical Questions
5. Private Members’ Business
Motion: Threats to the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service
That this Assembly notes the crucial and lifesaving role of the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service in responding to fires, road traffic collisions, other specialist rescue incidents and in providing community safety education; expresses regret that it has not been considered a frontline service by the current Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety; further notes with concern that changes to service delivery have compromised the safety of the public and the officers who deliver the service; believes that any future changes to service delivery should not compromise further the safety of the public or the officers; further expresses deep concern at the major deterioration in attendance times over the last five years, particularly delays in the first appliance reaching high risk cases; notes that projected cuts to the Service have already resulted in up to seven stations being identified for downgrading, four other stations identified as being high risk not being upgraded, and warnings of further reduced response times; and calls on the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to change his position and appreciate the importance of the Service so that there is no further risk to public safety.
Mrs J Dobson
Mr M McGimpsey