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Order Paper

Date: 19 October 2021

 

1. Prayers

 

2. Question Time

2.1 Health

2.2 Communities


3. Committee Business

Motion: Extension of Committee Stage – Defamation Bill (NIA Bill 25/17-22)

Proposed:

That, in accordance with Standing Order 33(4), the period referred to in Standing Order 33(2) be extended to 28 January 2022, in relation to the Committee Stage of the Defamation Bill.

Chairperson, Committee for Finance


Motion: Extension of Committee Stage – Private Tenancies Bill (NIA Bill 32/17-22)

Proposed:

That, in accordance with Standing Order 33(4), the period referred to in Standing Order 33(2) be extended to 14 January 2022, in relation to the Committee Stage of the Private Tenancies Bill.

Chairperson, Committee for Communities



Motion:
Extension of Committee Stage – Betting, Gaming, Lotteries and Amusements (Amendment) Bill (NIA Bill 36/17-22)

Proposed:

That, in accordance with Standing Order 33(4), the period referred to in Standing Order 33(2) be extended to 28 January 2022, in relation to the Committee Stage of the Betting, Gaming, Lotteries and Amusements (Amendment) Bill.

Chairperson, Committee for Communities

Motion: Extension of Committee Stage – Justice (Sexual Offences and Trafficking Victims) Bill (NIA Bill 29/17-22)

Proposed:

That, in accordance with Standing Order 33(4), the period referred to in Standing Order 33(2) be extended to 28 January 2022, in relation to the Committee Stage of the Justice (Sexual Offences and Trafficking Victims) Bill.

Chairperson, Committee for Justice



4. Private Members’ Business

Motion: Stability of Institutions and Referral to the Assembly and Executive Review Committee

Proposed:

That this Assembly affirms the importance of the stability of these institutions in order to deliver for the people of Northern Ireland; refers to the Assembly and Executive Review Committee under Standing Order 59(3)(b) consideration of the matter of replacing the current cross-community voting system, which is based on community designations, with a weighted majority system free from designations, to be used in place of cross-community voting in the circumstances specified in the Northern Ireland Act 1998 or when a reformed Petition of Concern is invoked; and agrees that the Committee should report on the outcome of this consideration to the Assembly before the end of this mandate.

Ms Kellie Armstrong

Mr Andrew Muir

Ms Paula Bradshaw

Mr Chris Lyttle

 
Motion:
Impact of Department for Infrastructure Planning Guidance on Rural Communities

Proposed:

That this Assembly acknowledges that the planning system must be sustainable while also working for our rural communities; notes with concern the recent publication by the Department for Infrastructure of Planning Advice Note: Implementation of Strategic Planning Policy on Development in the Countryside; further notes the concerns expressed by the Ulster Farmers’ Union regarding the new planning guidance; recognises that the new guidance could have a significant negative impact for many people hoping to live in the countryside; and calls on the Minister for Infrastructure to withdraw, immediately, the Planning Advice Note and to engage meaningfully with local councils regarding the very real concerns of people in our rural communities.

Ms Emma Sheerin

Ms Linda Dillon

Mr Philip McGuigan

Mr Declan McAleer


5. Adjournment

  • Social Housing Need in East Belfast

Ms Joanne Bunting

 

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