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Order Paper

Reference: OP 42/17-22

Date: 21 September 2020

1.   Prayers

2.   Assembly Business

Committee Membership

Proposed:

That Mr John O'Dowd be appointed as a member of the Committee on Procedures.

Ms Sinéad Ennis
Ms Linda Dillon

3.   Question Time

3.1     Health

3.2     Infrastructure

4.   Committee Business

Motion: Extension of Committee Stage: Pension Schemes Bill (NIA Bill 07/17-22)

Proposed:

That, in accordance with Standing Order 33(4), the period referred to in Standing Order 33(2) be extended to 29 January 2021, in relation to the Committee Stage of the Pension Schemes Bill (NIA Bill 07/17-22).

Chairperson, Committee for Communities

5.   Private Members’ Business

Motion: Honouring the EU Withdrawal Agreement Protocol

Proposed:

That this Assembly acknowledges that the majority of citizens voted to reject Brexit; recognises that the departure from the EU gives rise to substantial political and economic challenges for our society; further recognises that while the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland is imperfect, it guarantees that, whatever the circumstances, there will be no hard border on the island and will protect the Good Friday Agreement in all its dimensions, North-South cooperation and the all-island economy; believes it would be entirely unacceptable if the British Government sought to abandon these safeguards and mitigations, as this would amount to a serious betrayal of an existing international treaty; and calls on the British Government to honour its commitments, and to ensure, now, the rigorous and full implementation of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland, prioritise peace and stability, and work to secure a future economic partnership with their EU colleagues now and in the weeks ahead.

Dr Caoimhe Archibald
Mr Declan McAleer
Mr Maolíosa McHugh
Ms Martina Anderson

Motion: Promoting Dementia-Friendly Policy

Proposed:

That this Assembly recognises the need to prioritise and enhance the health and wellbeing of every person living with dementia, and that of their carers, in Northern Ireland; highlights the importance of earlier and better diagnosis, effective community and home-based support, as well as high-quality inpatient and residential care in realising better outcomes; notes that transforming public understanding and ending stigma about dementia is integral to ensuring local services and activities are more accessible, and everyday life made easier and more enjoyable, for those affected; acknowledges the role that the devolved institutions can play in embedding cultural change to this end; and calls on the Minister of Health to work with his Executive colleagues to implement a dementia-friendly approach to their responsibilities and decision-making moving forward.

Ms Paula Bradley
Mr Colin McGrath
Mr Colm Gildernew
Mr Stewart Dickson

6.   Adjournment

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