Date: 09 October 2016
2. Public Petition
Survival of General Practice in Northern Ireland
Ms P Bradley
3. Executive Committee Business
Legislative Consent Motion: Cultural Property (Armed Conflicts) Bill
That this Assembly endorses the principle of the extension to Northern Ireland of the Cultural Property (Armed Conflicts) Bill.
Minister for Communities
4. Question Time
4.1.1 Topical Questions
4.2.1 Topical Questions
5. Private Members’ Business
Motion: Reclassification of Housing Associations
That this Assembly notes the likelihood that the Office for National Statistics will reclassify Northern Ireland’s twenty-two housing associations from independent social businesses to public bodies; that this may limit their ability to access private finance to build new homes; that the £1 billion of private debt already on their books could be added to the Executive’s balance sheet, taking the Executive’s total borrowing to levels which would reduce drastically its ability to borrow money for other initiatives across the Executive Departments; and calls on the Minister for Communities to prepare to bring forward urgent legislation to reverse the reclassification of Northern Ireland housing associations so that they can remain classified as independent social businesses.
Mr A Allen
Mrs J Palmer
Mr P Smith
Motion: Growing Northern Ireland Exports
That this Assembly welcomes the recent Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs' export data for Northern Ireland which records a growth rate of 9.5 per cent; notes the Executive’s commitment to increase the competitiveness of the economy; recognises the opportunities that the decision by the United Kingdom to leave the European Union presents to improve external sales; and calls on the Minister for the Economy to ensure that growing exports is a key part of the Northern Ireland Economic Strategy.
Mr G Lyons
Mr T Buchanan
Mr M Storey
Mr G Dunne