Order Paper

Reference: OP 15/22-27

Date: 27 February 2024

The Assembly to sit at 10.30am.

1. Prayers

2. Question Time

2.1 Finance

3. Private Members' Business

Motion: Capital Investment in Fishing Industry


That this Assembly recognises the need to safeguard and build on the success of Northern Ireland's fishing industry; notes with concern the impact of rising input costs for many local fishermen; supports the delivery of adequate and ongoing practical and financial support to those affected; further notes the importance of ensuring the local fishing industry is in a position to take advantage of new fishing opportunities and contribute to green growth, including through investment in modernising its vessels and gear; urges the UK Government to ensure its policies, in respect of the allocation of fishing quotas and access to labour, reflect the particular needs of the fishing industry in Northern Ireland; and calls on the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs to reiterate his Department's commitment to providing capital funding to redevelop Northern Ireland's harbour infrastructure at Kilkeel, Ardglass and Portavogie.

Miss Michelle McIlveen
Mr Tom Buchanan
Mr William Irwin

Motion: All-Island Rail Network


That this Assembly recognises the transformative impact that expansion of an all-island rail network will have on communities across Ireland; welcomes the commitment to the All-Island Strategic Rail Review from the Executive and the Irish Government; acknowledges that the delivery of accessible, sustainable and modern rail infrastructure is a key driver of economic growth, enhances our tourism industry and will drive regionally balanced investment in left behind communities; further acknowledges that investing in high quality rail is critical to reaching net zero carbon emissions targets by 2050; calls on the Minister for Infrastructure to provide an immediate update on the Phase 3 of Derry to Coleraine Feasibility Study; and further calls on the Minister to work with the Irish Government to produce a costed implementation plan this year, to deliver rail options to every county in Ireland.

Mr Matthew O'Toole
Mr Mark Durkan
Ms Sinéad McLaughlin
Mr Daniel McCrossan

4. Adjournment

  • Economic Recovery from Flooding in South Down

Mr Patrick Brown


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