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Order Paper

Reference: OP 33/17-22

Date: 07 July 2020

Indicative Timings for the Order of Business

Marshalled List of Amendments

 

The Assembly to sit at 10.30am.

 

1. Prayers

 

2. Assembly Business

Suspension of Standing Order 20A

Proposed:

That Standing Order 20A be suspended for 7 July 2020.

Mr Keith Buchanan
Mr John O’Dowd
Mrs Dolores Kelly
Mr Robbie Butler
Ms Kellie Armstrong
Ms Clare Bailey

 

3. Executive Committee Business

Second Stage: The Pension Schemes Bill (NIA Bill 07/17-22)

Minister for Communities

 

Motion: The Sea Fish Industry (Coronavirus) (Fixed Costs) Scheme (Northern Ireland) 2020

Proposed:

That the Sea Fish Industry (Coronavirus) (Fixed Costs) Scheme (Northern Ireland) 2020 be approved.

Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

 

Motion: The Sea Fish Industry (Coronavirus) (Fixed Costs) (Amendment) Scheme (Northern Ireland) 2020

Proposed:

That the Sea Fish Industry (Coronavirus) (Fixed Costs) (Amendment) Scheme (Northern Ireland) 2020 be approved.

Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

 

Motion: The Rates (Exemption for Automatic Telling Machines in Rural Areas) Order (Northern Ireland) 2020

Proposed:

That the Rates (Exemption for Automatic Telling Machines in Rural Areas) Order (Northern Ireland) 2020 be affirmed. 

Minister of Finance

 

Legislative Consent Motion: Business and Planning Bill

Proposed:

That this Assembly endorses the principle of the inclusion in the Business and Planning Bill of provision for temporary reduction in the duration of certain Northern Ireland driving licences.

Minister for Infrastructure

 

4. Question Time

4.1 Executive Office

4.2 Health

 

5. Committee Business

Motion: Concerns over COVID-19 Guidance and Financial Support to Industry Sectors

Proposed:

That this Assembly recognises the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the taxi, haulage, driving instruction, and private hire bus and coach sectors; acknowledges that these industries have not been prioritised in terms of guidance and support packages; and calls on the Minister for Infrastructure to bring forward proposals for the formulation of guidance and financial support for these sectors as a matter of urgency.

Chairperson, Committee for Infrastructure

 

6. Private Members’ Business

Motion: Disability Services and Family Carer Support

Proposed:

That this Assembly recognises the significant impact of COVID-19 on children and adults with a disability and the exceptional contribution of family carers further to the cessation of many statutory and non-statutory services; and calls on the Minister of Health to produce a detailed plan for the resumption of services.

Mr Robbie Butler
Mr Colin McGrath
Mr Colm Gildernew
Ms Kellie Armstrong
Mrs Pam Cameron
Mr Gerry Carroll
Ms Rachel Woods

 

Motion: Ministerial Breaches of COVID-19 Regulations and Guidelines and the Associated Damage to Executive Messaging on COVID-19

Proposed:

That this Assembly acknowledges the immense sacrifices that people, families and communities have made during the COVID-19 emergency; pays tribute to those who selflessly prioritised the need to keep each other safe above their own personal needs, particularly during times of trauma, loss and grief; expresses disappointment in the actions of those in ministerial office who breached public guidance and failed to share in the sacrifice that we have asked of others; implores members of the public to stay with us and to continue acting in accordance with the regulations in order to keep each other safe and prevent further deaths; recommits to upholding the spirit and the letter of the COVID-19 regulations and the related public health guidance; and calls on the deputy First Minister and the Minister of Finance to apologise for their actions, which have caused immense hurt.

Mr Christopher Stalford
Ms Kellie Armstrong
Dr Steve Aiken
Mr Colin McGrath

 

7. Adjournment

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