No Day Named List


Motion TypeMotionTabled DateTablers
Private Members' Motion Bullying of LGBT Pupils in Schools

That this Assembly notes with concern the levels of bullying, self-harm and suicide that exist within the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community; welcomes the Addressing Bullying in Schools Bill, as introduced by the former Minister of Education Mr John O'Dowd; and calls on the Minister of Education to outline his Department's strategy for enhancing the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender pupils.
15/03/2017Mr B McElduff; Ms L Dillon; Ms Ó Flynn
Private Members' Motion Constitutional Convention

That this Assembly notes the failure of previous talks processes to provide long-term, sustainable government in Northern Ireland; recognises that public engagement enhances the democratic process; and calls on the First Minister and Deputy First Minister, along with the British and Irish governments, to establish a Constitutional Convention and subsequent referendum to review, reform and revitalise the Good Friday Agreement with the intention of providing long-term stability to the political system in Northern Ireland.
15/03/2017Mr S Agnew; Ms C Bailey
Private Members' Motion Contribution of the Hill Farming Community

That this Assembly recognises the vital contribution the hill farming community makes to the agri-food industry; further recognises the invaluable role it plays in maintaining the environment; and calls on the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs to give confidence and reassurance to the hill farming community that it will be treated equally to all other sectors of farming with regard to future funding for the agriculture industry.
15/03/2017Mr D McAleer; Ms C Archibald
Private Members' Motion GPs in the Community

That this Assembly recognises the increasing workload and pressures facing general practitioners; commends the work of general practitioners in the community; recognises the vital role of primary care as part of a sustainable health care system; and calls on the Minister of Health to continue to engage with general practitioners to ensure the adequate provision of primary care services.
15/03/2017Mr I Milne; Mr F McCann; Ms E McCallion
Private Members' Motion Political Donations

That this Assembly recognises the importance of public scrutiny of elected representatives; further recognises that an important aspect of this scrutiny is knowledge of who donates to political parties; and calls on the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland to require the Electoral Commission to publish donations to political parties over £500.00.
15/03/2017Mr S Agnew; Ms C Bailey
Private Members' Motion Pregnancy and Maternity Rights: The Law and Good Practice

That this Assembly recognises the recent report by the Equality Commission entitled Pregnancy and Maternity Rights: The Law and Good Practice; notes the findings of the report on how issues of pregnancy and maternity are treated in the workplace; calls on the Minister for the Economy to engage with the Labour Relations Agency and the Equality Commission in respect of this report; and further calls on the Minister to acknowledge the model maternity policy in the report and to bring forward regulations that will ensure equality of opportunity for women in the workplace.
15/03/2017Ms L Dillon; Ms S Ennis; Ms E McCallion; Ms M Gildernew
Private Members' Motion Referendum on the Deal to Leave the European Union

That this Assembly notes that the 2016 referendum on the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union (EU) only decided the principle of leaving the EU, not the circumstances under which we leave; further notes that 56 per cent of people in Northern Ireland who voted to remain; and calls on the Prime Minister to hold a referendum on the terms of any agreed deal to leave the EU before any exit is finalised, with the option to remain being on the ballot to ensure that citizens can make an informed choice.
15/03/2017Mr S Agnew; Ms C Bailey
Private Members' Motion Royal Navy Engagement with the Local Fishing Fleet

That this Assembly recognises the dangers faced by the local fishing fleet in carrying out its work; notes the recent report by the Marine Accident Investigations Branch into the near-fatal contact between a Royal Navy submarine and the fishing vessel Karen in the Irish Sea in 2015; and calls on the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs to liaise with the Ministry of Defence to ensure that all the relevant protocols in place are adhered to, and that the Royal Navy engages with the fishing fleet to build trust with the industry.
15/03/2017Ms C Archibald; Mr D McAleer
Private Members' Motion Voting Rights

That this Assembly notes the extension of voting rights to people aged sixteen and seventeen years for the referendum on Scottish independence; welcomes the positive impact this had on participatory democracy in Scotland; and calls for the voting age for all future elections and referendums on these islands to be lowered to sixteen.
15/03/2017Mr C Hazzard; Ms J Dolan; Ms S Ennis; Ms M Fearon
Private Members' Motion Windfall Tax on the Renewable Heat Incentive

That this Assembly recognises that there has been significant abuse of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme prior to the changes implemented in 2015; calls on the Minister of Finance to introduce a windfall tax on any profits, above and beyond the cost of the biomass used, earned through the RHI scheme for applicants prior to 18 November 2015 in order to return the scheme to its original intention of encouraging the replacement of fossil fuels with renewable sources; and further calls on the Minister of Finance to negotiate with the British Treasury to ensure that any money generated from the windfall tax is returned to the block grant.
15/03/2017Mr S Agnew; Ms C Bailey
Private Members' Motion Cybercrime

That this Assembly recognises that the increasing reliance on digital technologies can make us more vulnerable to those who seek to exploit this reliance for malicious purposes; welcomes the launch of the Scamwise NI Partnership which highlights the risks and sets out actions to stop these scams; and calls on the Minister of Justice to draft a strategy for cyber resilience.
16/03/2017Mr M Durkan; Mr C McGrath
Private Members' Motion Decriminalisation of Early Medical Abortions

That this Assembly notes a number of recent prosecutions connected to using, or helping others to use, medications to induce early medical abortion; notes the disproportionate impact of the current legal framework on women who turn to illegal medications due to their financial circumstances or immigration status; and calls on the Executive to decriminalise early medical abortions with pills up to nine weeks of pregnancy in order to ensure safe, legal access to these medications with the support of medical professionals.
16/03/2017Ms C Bailey; Mr S Agnew
Private Members' Motion Reduction in the Voting Age

That this Assembly calls for the voting age in future elections to be reduced to 16 years.
16/03/2017Mr C McGrath; Ms C Hanna
Private Members' Motion Youth Assembly

That this Assembly calls for the establishment of a Youth Assembly similar to the UK Youth Parliament.
16/03/2017Mr C McGrath; Mr M Durkan; Ms C Hanna
Private Members' Motion Community Transport

This Assembly notes the report published recently by The Detail outlining the contribution of community transport and detailing the funding crisis faced by the sector; recognises the vital role played by community transport in alleviating isolation and loneliness, and in ensuring people in rural areas and the most vulnerable get to work, day care opportunities, GP appointments, hospital treatment, thus enabling them to undertake day-to-day activities that most of us take for granted; and calls on the Minister for Infrastructure to review urgently the level of funding for community transport provided by the Department and to bring forward proposals to properly fund this vital service.
21/03/2017Mr C McGrath; Mr J McNulty; Mr D McCrossan
Private Members' Motion Homelessness

That this Assembly calls on the Executive to commit to ending homelessness by 2025.
21/03/2017Ms N Mallon; Ms S Bradley; Mr C McGrath
Private Members' Motion IVF

That this Assembly recognises the anguish facing people who have difficulties conceiving children; further recognises that the Department of Health has endorsed the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence clinical guideline entitled Fertility problems: assessment and treatment (CG156); and calls on the Minister of Health to implement this clinical guideline, thus giving eligible families the opportunity to receive the three full cycles of IVF available under the guidance.
21/03/2017Ms N Mallon; Mr M Durkan; Mr C McGrath; Ms C Hanna
Private Members' Motion Violence Against Women

That this Assembly is opposed to violence against women; endorses the White Ribbon Campaign; and calls on the British government and the Executive to ratify the Istanbul Convention, the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, in legislation.
21/03/2017Mrs D Kelly; Mr C McGrath
Private Members' Motion In Vitro Fertilisation

That this Assembly recognises the emotional and financial stress couples are faced with when dealing with fertility issue;s and calls on the Minister of Health to put in place appropriate plans to provide three cycles of IVF, as recommended in the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidelines.
26/04/2017Ms K Armstrong; Ms P Bradshaw
Private Members' Motion Adults with Learning Disabilities and Autism

That this Assembly recognises the increasing number of adults with learning disabilities and autism in Northern Ireland; and calls on the Minister of Health, the Minister for the Economy, the Minister of Education, the Minister for Communities and the Minister for Infrastructure to create an collaborative Adults with Learning Disability Strategy and Action Plan to ensure that appropriate programmes of care, transport, housing, access to services, health and lifelong learning will be provided to ensure that all adults with learning disabilities and autism can have an active and inclusive life in society.
02/05/2017Ms K Armstrong; Mr C Lyttle
Private Members' Motion Miscarriage Care Pathway and Database

That this Assembly recognises the high number of miscarriages that occur in Northern Ireland every year; calls on the Minister of Health to develop a register and database for miscarriages diagnosed in hospital, in community health settings and for miscarriages that happen at home; further calls on the Minister to establish a miscarriage research fellowship to take forward a comprehensive, standardised bereavement care pathway for the Health and Social Care Trusts; and calls for the creation of a national day of mourning on 15 October to remember all miscarriages and to mark Baby Loss Awareness Day.
09/05/2017Ms K Armstrong; Mr S Dickson
Private Members' Motion Road Safety Issues for School-aged Children

That this Assembly recognises the ongoing road safety issues for school-aged children; calls on the Minister for Infrastructure and the Minister of Education to work collaboratively and examine home to school journeys to establish a comprehensive safe travel strategy and action plan that considers the walk to and from school bus collection points; further calls for the introduction of legislation prohibiting vehicles from overtaking school buses when pupils are boarding or alighting; calls for a ban on parking on the road within 30 meters of school gates; and further calls for a 20mph speed limit on roads outside schools.
24/05/2017Ms K Armstrong; Mr C Lyttle
Private Members' Motion Mother and Baby Homes

That this Assembly supports Amnesty International’s call for the Executive to set up a human rights-compliant public inquiry into allegations of forced labour, arbitrary detention, ill treatment and the illegal adoption of babies in former Mother and Baby Homes.
16/06/2017Ms P Bradshaw

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