Reference: OP 98/17-22
Date: 24 May 2021
The Assembly to sit at noon.
2. Executive Committee Business
Motion: The draft Renewables Obligation (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2021
That the draft Renewables Obligation (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2021 be approved.
Minister for the Economy
3. Question Time
4. Committee Business
Motion: Extension of Committee Stage: Climate Change Bill (NIA Bill 19/17-22)
That, in accordance with Standing Order 33(4), the period referred to in Standing Order 33(2) be extended to 17 December 2021, in relation to the Committee Stage of the Climate Change Bill (NIA Bill 19/17-22).
Chairperson, Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs
Motion: Restrictive Intervention and Seclusion of Children and Young People with Additional Support Needs
That this Assembly expresses concern at the lack of statutory guidance from the Department of Education on the use of restrictive intervention on children and young people, particularly those who have additional support needs, including those with physical or learning disabilities or who are neurodivergent; calls on the Minister of Education to develop and introduce, in partnership with teachers, parents and all other relevant stakeholders, up-to-date statutory guidance on therapeutic-based, non-aversive, positive behaviour strategies; and further calls on the Minister to fund mandatory training on this approach for all staff working directly with children and young people, provide statutory guidance on restraint definitions, last resort definitions, and human rights based guidance in line with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, introduce mandatory recording and reporting of all incidents of restrictive intervention and abolish the use of isolation rooms.
Chairperson, Committee for Education
5. Private Members’ Business
Motion: Green New Deal
That this Assembly recognises that recovery from the pandemic and tackling the climate crisis go hand in hand, requiring an investment-led, green recovery that delivers on social and economic justice and rapidly decarbonises our economy; and calls on the Executive to deliver a Green New Deal which will create an equitable, sustainable economy filled with well-paid, secure, low-carbon jobs in care, education and health as well as in industry and infrastructure, and to ensure wellbeing and inclusion are at the centre of government decision making.
Mr Stewart Dickson
Mr John Blair
Mr Andrew Muir
Ms Paula Bradshaw