Reference: OP 9717/22
Date: 18 May 2021
The Assembly to sit at 10.30am.
2. Executive Committee Business
Motion: The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021 (Amendment No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021
That the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021 (Amendment No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021 be approved.
The Executive Office
Motion: The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021 (Amendment No. 3) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021
That the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021 (Amendment No. 3) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021 be approved.
The Executive Office
3. Question Time
4. Committee Business
Motion: Mental Health Awareness Week
That this Assembly notes that the week commencing 10 May was Mental Health Awareness Week, which annually provides the opportunity to highlight the importance of mental health; further notes the 2021 Health Inequalities Report which identified continuing mental health inequalities; recognises the detrimental impact that COVID-19 has had on the mental health and wellbeing of the population, including our children and young people; further recognises the positive public health campaigns around mental health, such as Take 5; advocates that people seek support to talk about their mental health; and supports the Minister of Health to achieve parity of esteem between mental and physical health by increasing spending on mental health services, fully implementing the Protect Life 2 strategy and progressing the 10 year Mental Health and Substance Use strategies.
Chairperson, Committee for Health
5. Private Members’ Business
Motion: Public Inquiry into the Murder of Human Rights Lawyer Pat Finucane
That this Assembly notes that it is 31 years since the murder of human rights lawyer, Pat Finucane, and almost 20 years since the British Government committed to a full and independent public inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the murder; further notes the Supreme Court ruling that there has not been an Article 2 compliant inquiry into the murder; is concerned at the refusal of the British Government to hold the public inquiry which it promised; is further concerned that the British Government’s approach risks undermining wider confidence in the rule of law and the administration of justice; reiterates that a public inquiry is the most effective means to get the truth about the scope and extent of state collusion in this murder; urges the British Government, in the public interest, to reconsider its response to the Supreme Court ruling; recognises, on March 12th 2021, the reopening of supervision by the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers into the murder of Pat Finucane; further recognises the significance of this unusual step by the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers which acknowledged with profound concern the delay in ongoing legacy cases generally whilst resuming supervision of measures by the UK government in order to ensure they are adequate, sufficient and timely; calls on the British Government to establish the Historical Investigations Unit and the other Stormont House Agreement legacy mechanisms so that families of all victims have access to human rights compliant investigations; and further calls on the British Government to initiate the independent, public inquiry it promised to the family of Pat Finucane in 2001.
Mrs Michelle O’Neill
Mrs Dolores Kelly
Mr Gerry Kelly
Ms Linda Dillon
- Opposition to a waste incinerator from the residents of Hightown, Mallusk and South Antrim.
Dr Steve Aiken