Order Paper

Reference: OP 16-22/27

Date: 04 March 2024

The Assembly to sit at noon.

1. Prayers

2. Members' Statements

3. Question Time

3.1 The Executive Office

3.2 Health


4. Opposition Business

Motion: Executive Reform


That this Assembly is ashamed of the long suspensions of devolution over the last ten years; accepts responsibility for the decline in public services that have taken place over that time; apologises to public sector workers who have experienced pay injustice over the last ten years; resolves that the functioning of the Assembly and the Executive should never again be subject to the veto of a single party; and calls on the First Minister and deputy First Minister to include a specific commitment to reform of the institutions in the Programme for Government.

Leader of the Opposition

Motion: Public Sector Pay


That this Assembly recognises the immense burden placed on public sector workers by the political uncertainty and the failure to deliver equitable pay awards; resolves that all outstanding public sector pay negotiations for 2023-2024 will be concluded by the end of this financial year; and calls on the Minister of Finance to make a statement to the Assembly upon the conclusion of these negotiations or at the end of the financial year.

Leader of the Opposition

Establishment of an Ad Hoc Committee to consider legislation to prevent the suspension of devolved institutions


That, as provided for in Standing Order 53(1), this Assembly appoints an Ad Hoc Committee to consider legislation to prevent the suspension of the devolved institutions at the discretion of a single party or an Executive Minister; and to submit a report to the Assembly by 16 September 2024.


Sinn Féin 2
Democratic Unionist Party 2
Alliance Party 1
Ulster Unionist Party 1
Social Democratic and Labour Party 1

The Chairperson of the Ad Hoc Committee shall be nominated by the Leader of the Opposition, and a Deputy Chairperson shall be nominated by the Committee.

Quorum: The quorum shall be five members except when no decision is taken or question put to the Committee, when the quorum shall be four.

Procedure: The procedures of the Ad Hoc Committee shall be such as the Committee shall determine.

Leader of the Opposition


5. Adjournment

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