Order Paper

Reference: OP 92/17-22

Date: 27 April 2021

Indicative timings for today's business.

The Assembly to sit at 10.30am.


1.   Prayers

2.   Question Time

2.1     Justice


3.   Private Members’ Business

Motion: The Inclusion of End of Life Outcomes in the Programme for Government


That this Assembly believes everyone impacted by death, dying and bereavement should receive the care and support they need; expresses its concern that demographic trends in Northern Ireland predict a significant increase in chronic illness and palliative care demand in the years ahead; notes that Scotland and Wales have current palliative care strategies and that the Republic of Ireland’s Programme for Government contains seven clear commitments on end of life care; further notes the New Decade, New Approach agreement commitment to invest in palliative care service improvement has yet to materialise; recognises that the care and support available to people as they die has an enormous impact on their quality of life and that each death leaves a number of people bereaved; and calls on the Executive to ensure that the draft Programme for Government Outcomes Framework includes indicators around death, dying and bereavement and the importance of a good end of life experience for people in Northern Ireland.

Ms Joanne Bunting

Mr Colm Gildernew

Ms Sinéad Bradley

Mr Robbie Butler

Ms Paula Bradshaw

Motion: International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s Working Definition of Antisemitism


That this Assembly condemns antisemitism in all forms; notes with deep concern the findings of the Community Security Trust’s (CST) antisemitic incident report for 2020 which recorded 1,668 antisemitic incidents across the United Kingdom; stresses the need to tackle the scourge of antisemitism in every aspect of our society; and endorses the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism, including its examples, which states that antisemitism is a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews and rhetorical and physical manifestations toward Jewish or non-Jewish individuals and, or, their property, Jewish community institutions and religious facilities.

Mr Alex Easton

Mr David Hilditch

Mr Paul Frew

Mr William Humphrey


4.   Adjournment

Resumption, Retention and Development of Health Services at the Downe Hospital, Downpatrick

Mr Colin McGrath