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Order Paper

Reference: OP86/17-22

Date: 23 March 2021

Marshalled List of Amendments

Indicative timings for today's business.

The Assembly to sit at 10.30am.

 

1. Prayers

2. Executive Committee Business

Motion: The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (Amendment No. 5) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021

Proposed:

That the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (Amendment No. 5) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021 be approved.

Minister of Health

 

3. Question Time

3.1 Justice

3.2 Assembly Commission

 

4. Committee Business

Motion: Review of the Assembly’s Code of Conduct and Guide to the Rules relating to the Conduct of Members: Stage 1

Proposed:

That this Assembly approves the Report of the Committee on Standards and Privileges on its Review of the Assembly Members’ Code of Conduct and the Guide to the Rules relating to the Conduct of Members: Stage 1 [NIA 82/17-22], laid in the Business Office on 25 February 2021; affirms its commitment to high ethical standards and to the Code of Conduct and the Guide to the Rules relating to the Conduct of Members; agrees that the Code of Conduct and the Guide to the Rules relating to the Conduct of Members should be amended in accordance with the Annex to the Report; and further agrees that the amended Code of Conduct and Guide to the Rules relating to the Conduct of Members should come into effect on Monday 12 April 2021.

Chairperson, Committee on Standards and Privileges

 

5. Private Members’ Business

Marshalled list of Amendments for this item of business.

Motion: Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy

Proposed:

That this Assembly condemns violence against women and girls in all forms; notes with concern that Northern Ireland is the only place on these islands that does not have a specific strategy to tackle gender-based violence and abuse; regrets that the Executive is failing to meet its international obligations in this regard; and calls on the Minister of Justice and the First Minister and deputy First Minister to take immediate action to eliminate gender-based violence in our society by introducing a Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy, underpinned by legislation and resourcing which includes a commitment to legislate to make misogyny a hate crime and prioritises early intervention in schools to erode sexist attitudes and build lifelong positive relationships.

Ms Sinead Bradley
Mrs Dolores Kelly
Ms Cara Hunter

 

6. Adjournment

Road Safety at Schools in Mid Ulster

Mr Keith Buchanan

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