Order Paper

Reference: OP 5 - 16/21

Date: 07 June 2016

1. Prayers

2. Assembly Business

Motion: Suspension of Standing Order 20(1)


That Standing Order 20(1) be suspended for 07 June 2016.

Mr T Clarke
Ms C Ní Chuilín
Mr R Swann
Mr A Attwood
Mr S Dickson

3. Opposition Business

Motion: Early Years Development and Pre-School Childcare


That this Assembly recognises that the experience of children in the early years of life has multiple impacts on development, health and educational achievement; believes that there should be a common, cross-departmental approach to funding, inspection, registration and access to child and family support services; calls on the Minister for Education to develop and bring forward an early education and care act and a care and early childhood development strategy with resourced and supported training, qualifications and a professional development strategy for the entire early years workforce; and further calls on the Minister to bring forward proposals for the provision of free pre-school childcare for children aged three and four years to a minimum of 20 hours per week to be in place in the 2016/17 financial year, and for an increase in provision to 30 hours per week from the 2017/18 financial year.

Ms C Hanna
Mr A Attwood
Ms N Mallon

4. Private Members Business

Motion: Economic Strategy


That this Assembly calls on the Executive to focus on creating more and better jobs in Northern Ireland and to bring forward an updated economic strategy alongside the new Programme for Government 2016-21.

Mr M Storey
Mr T Buchanan
Mr G Lyons
Mr G Dunne

Motion: Continuing Crisis in Hospital Waiting Times


That this Assembly notes the continuing crisis in hospital waiting times with 376,382 people waiting for a first outpatient appointment, diagnostic test or inpatient treatment as of 31 March 2016; further notes that whilst there has been some limited improvement over recent months, the situation remains considerably worse than twelve months previously; expresses deep concern that the number of outpatients waiting longer than the maximum permitted time increased from 15,000 to 100,000, over 500 per cent, during the duration of the last Assembly term; accepts that targets are set in the interests of quality and safety of patient care and that, with every delay, there is a risk of ailments progressing and patients coming to harm; and calls on the Minister of Health to detail what action she proposes to take to address this unprecedented crisis.

Mrs J Dobson
Mr R Butler

5. Adjournment

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Mr G Lyons

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