Order Paper

Reference: OP 31/16-21

Date: 22 November 2016

The Assembly to sit at 10.30am.

Question for Urgent Oral Answer

Marshalled List of Amendments

Indicative Timings for the Order of Business

1. Prayers

2. Public Petition

Campaign for Abortion Law Reform in Northern Ireland

Ms C Bailey

3. Executive Committee Business

Legislative Consent Motion: Savings (Government Contributions) Bill


That this Assembly endorses the principle of the extension to Northern Ireland of the Savings (Government Contributions) Bill as introduced in the House of Commons on 6 September 2016, including the provision in clause 5(2) making bonuses under the Bill an excepted matter under the Northern Ireland Act 1998 and the provision in paragraph 16(8) of Schedule 2 dealing with information sharing.

Minister for Communities

4. Question Time

4.1 Education

4.1.1 Topical Questions

4.2 Finance

4.2.1 Topical Questions

4.3 Question for Urgent Oral Answer

To ask the Minister of Education to outline the planning that has been made for schools affected by proposed industrial action by the National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers (NASUWT).

[Mr C Lyttle]

5. Private Members' Business

Motion: Energy Affordability and Security


That this Assembly notes with concern that electricity prices for non-domestic large energy users are almost 60 per cent higher than the EU-15 median; further notes the policy vacuum which exists in the Department for the Economy regarding renewable energy following the closure of the Northern Ireland Renewables Obligation and the collapse of the Renewable Heat Incentive; calls on the Minister for the Economy to clarify the position on future subsidy arrangements for all forms of energy generation, in the context of decarbonisation and mitigating the effects of rising costs; and further calls for long-term energy security and affordability to be given a much higher priority in the emerging Programme for Government 2016-21.

Mr S Aiken
Mr A Chambers

Motion: Review of Arm's-Length Bodies


That this Assembly notes the reduction in the number of Government departments and the associated efficiencies; and calls on the Executive to review the number and function of its arm's-length bodies with a view to reducing their number, where possible, and maximising the available revenue.

Mr C Stalford
Mr W Irwin
Mrs P Cameron
Mr P Logan

6. Adjournment

  • Funding for Road and Footpath Maintenance in North Down

Mr A Easton


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