Order Paper

Reference: OP 25/22-27

Date: 22 April 2024

1. Prayers

2. Members’ Statements

3. Assembly Business

Motion: Committee Membership


That Mr Eóin Tennyson replace Ms Sorcha Eastwood as a member of the Windsor Framework Democratic Scrutiny Committee.

Ms Paula Bradshaw
Miss Nuala McAllister

4. Executive Committee Business

Motion: The Coronavirus Act (Registration of deaths and stillbirths) (Extension) (No.2) Order (Northern Ireland) 2024


That the Coronavirus Act 2020 (Registration of deaths and stillbirths) (Extension) (No.2) Order (Northern Ireland) 2024 be approved.

Minister of Finance


Legislative Consent Motion: Pensions (Special Rules for End of Life) Bill


That this Assembly agrees, in line with section 87 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998, the principle of the extension to Northern Ireland of the provisions of the Pensions (Special Rules for End of Life) Bill as it relates to the definition of terminal illness contained in clause 1 of the Bill, which was introduced in the House of Commons on 6 December 2023.

Minister for Communities 

5. Question Time

5.1 Justice

5.2 Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

6. Private Members’ Business

Motion: Ramming of Police Vehicles in South Armagh


That this Assembly condemns those who resort to ramming police vehicles in an attempt to evade criminal enforcement action, including arrest; believes it is reprehensible that seventy-seven PSNI officers were injured as a result of their vehicles being deliberately rammed in 2023; notes with concern that this was a 50 per cent increase on 2022; highlights that the spate of such attacks in South Armagh has coincided with far-reaching and politically-motivated policing reforms in the area; stresses the need to assess the impact of the roll-out of additional non-armoured and liveried vehicles in Slieve Gullion on local crime trends; further notes the impact ramming incidents have on operational policing resources, including through sickness absence and rising repair bills; and calls on the Minister of Justice to consider stronger custodial sentencing for those who weaponise their vehicles to attack police officers; and further calls on the Minister of Justice to prioritise a visible and effective police service by bringing forward a fair and ambitious budget settlement for the PSNI in the next financial year.

Mr Trevor Clarke
Mr Keith Buchanan
Ms Cheryl Brownlee
Mr William Irwin

Motion: Relationships and Sexuality Education


That this Assembly recognises the value of compulsory, standardised, inclusive, high-quality, evidence-based and age-appropriate Relationships and Sexuality Education as a means of empowering and preparing our children and young people for life; regrets that children and young people in Northern Ireland have not had access to such a curriculum; acknowledges that teachers and school staff must have the support, training and resources they require to feel confident in delivering Relationships and Sexuality Education in schools; further recognises that Relationships and Sexuality Education has a vital role to play in tackling violence against women and girls; and calls on the Minister of Education to bring forward a plan which enshrines the right of children and young people to access Relationships and Sexuality Education and which values their voice in the development of a curriculum that will deliver a standardised, inclusive, high-quality, evidence-based, and age-appropriate Relationships and Sexuality Education.

Ms Kate Nicholl
Mr Nick Mathison
Ms Connie Egan
Miss Nuala McAllister

7. Adjournment

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