Marshalled List of Amendments

Tuesday 12 October

Item 4: Order Paper 122/17-22 –Tuesday 12 October 2021


Motion: Cancer Screening for Firefighters


That this Assembly recognises the urgent need to protect firefighters from cancer; acknowledges the increasing evidence highlighting the serious health risks to firefighters and

their families following exposure to carcinogenic fire effluents; further recognises that as a result of their profession firefighters can be up to four times more likely to develop cancer and other illnesses than other members of the public; and calls on the Minster of Health to introduce annual cancer screenings to monitor and manage the health status of serving firefighters.

Mr David Hilditch

Mr Jonathan Buckley


The Speaker has selected the following amendment for debate:

Amendment 1

At end insert:

‘, and to engage with the Fire Brigades Union on implementing best practice procedures regarding post-incident decontamination, adequate personal protective equipment, and fire kit laundry and replacement, in order to prevent firefighters, their families and colleagues being exposed to harmful contaminants.’

[Mr Colm Gildernew]

[Ms Carál Ní Chuilín]

[Ms Órlaithí Flynn]