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Order Paper

Reference: OP 4 - 17/22

Date: 21 October 2019

Indicative Timings for the Order of Business

The Assembly to sit at 1:00pm.

1. Election of Speaker

2. Election of Deputy Speakers

3. Assembly Business

Motion – Suspension of Standing Order 20(1)


That Standing Order 20(1) be suspended for 21 October 2019.

The Speaker

4. Appointment of First Minister and deputy First Minister

5. Filling of the Office of the Minister of Justice

6. Appointment of Ministers

7. Private Members’ Business

Motion – Legislative position on abortion in Northern Ireland


That this Assembly agrees that the legislative position on abortion in Northern Ireland will most appropriately be determined by the Northern Ireland Assembly.

Mr G Lyons
Ms C Lockhart

8. Assembly Business

Motion – Date when Assembly shall next meet and Business Committee Membership


That the following shall be appointed to be Members of the Business Committee; and the date when the Assembly shall next meet shall be determined by the Business Committee:

The Speaker (ex officio);
Mr S Aiken;
Ms K Armstrong;
Ms C Bailey;
Mr D Beattie;
Mr S Dickson;
Mrs D Kelly;
Mr G Lyons;
Mr D McAleer;
Mr C McGrath;
Ms C Ní Chuilín; and
Mr G Robinson.

The Speaker

9. Adjournment

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