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Order Paper

Reference: OP 84/17-22

Date: 16 March 2021

Marshalled List of Amendments

Indicative Timings for the Order of Business

 

The Assembly to sit at 10.30am.

1. Prayers

 

2. Executive Committee Business

Second Stage: Health and Social Care Bill (NIA Bill 18/17-22)

Minister of Health

 

3. Question Time

3.1 Health

 

4. Private Members' Business

Motion: Welfare Support

Proposed:

That this Assembly highlights the need for a fair and sustainable welfare system in Northern Ireland; notes with concern the deep economic impact of the pandemic and resulting restrictions; stresses the need to meet any related increase in eligibility for, or uptake of, benefits and other forms of financial support for those made redundant or suffering ill-health, as part of the recovery from Covid-19; expresses grave concern that the review of welfare mitigations measures provided for in New Decade, New Approach has not been taken forward as a priority by the Department for Communities; and calls on the Minister for Communities to accelerate that review and to ensure that appropriate and ongoing welfare support is made available to households hardest hit by the effects of the pandemic as the Executive charts a course toward recovery.

Ms Paula Bradley
Mr Alex Easton
Mr Robin Newton

Motion: Supporting Students

Proposed:

That this Assembly welcomes the recent announcement of a £500 Covid Disruption Payment for students studying full-time higher education courses; believes that the exclusion of full-time students studying further education courses and students studying higher education courses in the Republic of Ireland or in Britain is unfair; acknowledges the difficulty of part-time students facing financial hardship also needs to be addressed; and calls on the Minister for the Economy to address these inequalities and ensure that all students who are currently excluded from the Covid Disruption Payment receive the £500 payment.

Mr John O'Dowd
Dr Caoimhe Archibald
Ms Nicola Brogan
Ms Emma Sheerin

 

5. Adjournment

  • Post-Primary Education Provision in South Belfast

Ms Paula Bradshaw

 

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