Order Paper

Reference: OP 59/17-22

Date: 23 November 2020

Indicative Timings for the Order of Business


The Assembly to sit at noon.


1. Prayers


2. Question Time

2.1 Communities

2.2 Economy


3. Committee Business

Motion: Committee for the Economy Energy Strategy Micro Inquiry (NIA 51/17-22)


That this Assembly welcomes the special report of the Committee for the Economy on considerations for the forthcoming energy strategy; supports the development of an ambitious, target-driven energy strategy that will decarbonise the energy sector by 2050, while minimising the cost to the consumer; and recognises the strategy's potential to boost our economic, health and social wellbeing into the future.

Chairperson, Committee for the Economy

Motion: Negative Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic


That this Assembly recognises the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Health and Social Care services, staff and patients; further recognises the impact on the physical and mental wellbeing of staff, patients and the public; acknowledges that restrictions are a consequence of the inability to suppress transmission rates; urges and encourages every member of the public to exercise individual responsibility by adhering to guidance, washing hands thoroughly and regularly, maintaining social distance and wearing face coverings; further acknowledges recent progress and commitments from the Minister of Health to increase testing and contact-tracing capacity; and calls on the Minister of Health to bring forward a robust, scaled-up Find, Test, Trace, Isolate and Support (FTTIS) strategy, based on international best practice, as part of a wider Executive strategy, to help avoid a cycle of lockdowns and the particular negative impacts on mental health and wellbeing.

Chairperson, Committee for Health


4. Adjournment

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