Order Paper

Reference: OP 95/17-22

Date: 11 May 2021

Marshalled List of Amendments

Indicative Timings for the Order of Business


The Assembly to sit at 10.30am.


1. Prayers


2. Question Time

2.1 Education


3. Private Members’ Business

Motion: Autism Strategy


That this Assembly notes with deep concern that, by the end of 2020, almost 4,500 children across Health and Social Care Trusts were awaiting diagnosis for autism, with some reportedly waiting more than 2 years; recognises the distress and harm that this places on those awaiting diagnosis and tailored support services, as well as on their families; expresses its concern at the growing inequality of access to autism services and diagnosis; further notes the stark difference in waiting times across Health and Social Care Trusts; and calls on the Minister of Health to bring forward a longer-term strategy, to be progressed urgently in partnership with those with autism, their families, carers, and community and voluntary sector organisations, to ensure equality of care and services that are free at the point of access and based on need.

Mr Colm Gildernew

Ms Cáral Ní Chuilín

Ms Órlaithí Flynn

Ms Karen Mullan


Motion: Strategies to Protect Peatlands and Woodlands


That this Assembly pays tribute to the heroic efforts by those emergency service personnel from across these islands and the local community who responded to the recent wildfires in the Mournes; notes the importance of preserving the natural environment for improving air quality, biodiversity, carbon capture and combatting the climate emergency; further notes the importance of both rewilding and protecting peatlands in tackling the climate emergency; and calls on the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs to produce fully resourced strategies and implementation plans to protect, preserve and enhance our peatlands and woodlands without further delay.

Mr Patsy McGlone

Mrs Dolores Kelly

Mr Colin McGrath

Ms Sinead Bradley


4. Adjournment

  • Enniskillen Bypass and A4 Upgrade

Ms Jemma Dolan

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