Order Paper

Reference: OP 9/16-21

Date: 21 June 2016

The Assembly to sit at 10.30am.

Indicative Timings for the Order of Business

Marshalled List of Amendments

1. Prayers

2. Executive Committee Business

Further Consideration Stage: Budget (No. 2) Bill (NIA Bill 1-16/21)

Minister of Finance

3. Question Time

3.1 Health

3.1.1 Topical Questions

3.2 Justice

3.2.1 Topical Questions

4. Private Members' Business

Motion: Broadband and Mobile Phone Coverage


That this Assembly notes that 42 per cent of premises in rural areas do not have access to the proposed Universal Service Obligation Speed; further notes the urgent need for better provision of broadband and expansion of mobile phone coverage in rural areas; and calls on the Minister for the Economy to develop further proposals to ensure that Northern Ireland has a modern telecommunications network that enables existing businesses to compete and to ensure that all areas are attractive for foreign direct investment including our rural communities.

Ms S Bradley
Mr C McGrath
Mr G Mullan

Motion: Animal Cruelty


That this Assembly notes with concern the number of cases of animal cruelty and the increasing risks with the online sale or transfer of animals; welcomes the actions thus far to address issues raised in the Interim Report of the Review of the Implementation of the Welfare of Animals Act (Northern Ireland) 2011; and calls on the Minister of Justice to take further action to establish an accessible central register of those convicted of animal welfare offences or disqualified from keeping animals under the 2011 Act and to further protect animals from cruelty.

Mrs E Little Pengelly
Mr T Clarke

5. Adjournment

  • Broadband Provision for West Tyrone

Mr T Buchanan

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