No Day Named List

Motion TypeMotionTabled DateTablers
Committee Motion Inquiry into Building a United Community

That this Assembly notes the Report of the Committee for the Office and of the First Minister and deputy Minister (NIA/257/11-15) on its Inquiry into Building a United Community; and calls on the First and deputy first Minister, along with their Executive colleagues, to implement the recommendations contained in the report.
01/09/2015Mr M Nesbitt
Private Members' Motion Ability to Remove Under-Performing Teachers

That this Assembly recognises the significant contribution that teachers make to a young person’s learning; accepts that, in a small number of cases, the standard of teaching is not up to the expected levels; expresses concern that, in such instances, schools are often powerless to act; and calls on the Minister of Education, in addition to ensuring that employers are made aware of the shortcomings of under-performing educators who wish to remain in the school system, to review the powers currently available for school leaders to remove teachers who, after appropriate support and retraining, continue to under-perform.
01/09/2015Mrs S Overend; Mr R Hussey
Private Members' Motion Abolition of the Agricultural Wages Board

That this Assembly notes that the National Minimum Wage already covers issues such as the minimum rate of pay, sick pay, employee holiday entitlement and could be applied to the agriculture sector; and therefore calls on the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development to abolish the Agricultural Wages Board.
01/09/2015Mrs J Dobson; Mr R Swann
Private Members' Motion Abolition of the Parades Commission

That this Assembly believes that the Parades Commission has not achieved its objectives, has contributed to damaging community relations and has become part of the problem rather than part of the solution; and further believes that the abolition of the Parades Commission is an essential part of finding a solution to the issue of parading.
01/09/2015Mr D McIlveen; Mr P Weir; Mr S Anderson; Mr W Humphrey
Private Members' Motion Abuse of Animals

That this Assembly welcomes the Interim Report of the Review of the Implementation of the Welfare of Animals Act (Northern Ireland) 2011, particularly the proposal to increase the maximum sentence available for the most serious offences; and calls on the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development to establish an accessible central register of people convicted of animal welfare offences or disqualified from keeping animals under the Act.
01/09/2015Mr T Clarke; Mr P Weir
Private Members' Motion Administration of the Social Security Agency

That this Assembly values the hundreds of jobs across Belfast and Londonderry delivering social security administrative functions for Great Britain; and calls on the Minister for Social Development to do all in his power to ensure the long-term security of such vital jobs.
01/09/2015Mr A Ross; Mr P Girvan; Mr P Weir; Mr I McCrea
Private Members' Motion Agri-Food Industry

That this Assembly notes the importance to the local economy of the agri-food industry; expresses concern at the price disparity in farm produce across these islands and the barriers that exist to trade; and calls on the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment to work with their counterparts in the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to develop proposals on how cooperation and trade opportunities can be further enhanced.
01/09/2015Mr D McAleer; Mr O McMullan; Mr I Milne
Private Members' Motion Alcohol Related Crime

That this Assembly recognises the proven link between crime and the over-consumption of alcohol; and calls on the Minister of Justice to work on a joint strategy with the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety that will aim to deliver a targeted outcome of significantly reducing alcohol related crime.
01/09/2015Mr D McIlveen; Mr A Easton
Private Members' Motion All Party Talks

That this Assembly calls on the Secretary of State to initiate fully representative all party talks to review the immediate future of devolved government.
01/09/2015Mr D McNarry
Private Members' Motion Allowing Teachers the Time to Teach

That this Assembly recognises the crucial role that teachers play in the education of young people; and calls on the Minister of Education to review the multiplicity of departmental guidelines currently in existence, discard those which are not considered vital, and group those remaining so that they link together more coherently.
01/09/2015Mrs S Overend; Mr R Hussey
Private Members' Motion Ambiguity over Job Creation Targets and Performance

That this Assembly notes the report by the Northern Ireland Audit Office in March 2012 entitled ‘InvestNI: a performance review’; further notes the evidence taken by the Public Accounts Committee in February 2013 from officials representing InvestNI and the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment and the subsequent recommendations by the Public Accounts Committee; recognises that the lack of openness and transparency surrounding job creation targets and performance has been particularly unhelpful in the current economic climate; and calls on the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment to address the ambiguity in relation to the number of jobs created.
01/09/2015Mr R Swann; Mr A Cochrane-Watson
Private Members' Motion Apprenticeships

That this Assembly recognises the importance of Apprenticeships to the economy here as a way to up-skill the workforce, provide employment for young people and encourage employer investment particularly within the STEM sector; notes the June 2014 Securing Our Success - the Northern Ireland Strategy on Apprenticeships and praises the intent of the 20 policy commitments within; recognises the challenges employers face here in providing apprenticeships and the resultant low number of apprenticeship places across a number of occupations; expresses concern over the current financial context and apprenticeship delivery model and calls on the Minister for Employment and Learning to provide the necessary resource to ensure that employers and young people are incentivised to create more successful, longer term and work targeted apprenticeships.
01/09/2015Mr P Ramsey; Mr P McGlone; Mr S Rogers
Private Members' Motion Autism

That this Assembly reviews its commitment to families who care for loved ones with Autism, taking into account the daily mental, physical and financial stress that affects these families.
01/09/2015Mr D McIlveen; Mrs P Cameron
Private Members' Motion Avoidable Delay within the Criminal Justice System

That this Assembly expresses its concern at the level of avoidable delay in the criminal justice system; notes the findings of the Criminal Justice Inspection Progress Report of January 2012 that the situation is worsening in some instances; recognises the negative implications of avoidable delay for many victims and witnesses, as well as for cost effectiveness; and calls on the Minister of Justice to outline specifically how organisations within the criminal justice system are reforming their case management processes.
01/09/2015Mr N Somerville
Private Members' Motion Banning of Wild Animals in Circuses

This Assembly calls upon the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development to introduce legislation to outlaw the use of wild animals in circuses in Northern Ireland.
01/09/2015Mr J Wells; Mr R Newton
Private Members' Motion Bereavement Services

That this Assembly calls on the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to put in place provision of bereavement services in each of the Health and Social Care Trust areas to help and assist people who have been affected by still born births, prenatal deaths, fatal foetal abnormalities and other prenatal difficulties, and to provide physical, emotional and psychological counselling and other assistance to those affected.
01/09/2015Ms M McLaughlin; Ms R McCorley; Mr C Ó hOisín
Private Members' Motion Calls for a Civic Conversation

That this Assembly calls on the First Minister and deputy First Minister, in conjunction with the Secretary of State, to initiate a civic conversation involving politicians and citizens in a time bound process to review, reform and revitalise the Belfast Agreement.
01/09/2015Mr S Agnew
Private Members' Motion Cancer Drugs

That this Assembly calls on the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to strive to make new drugs that are shown to be effective as widely available to cancer sufferers in Northern Ireland as possible; further calls on the Minister to engage with his UK counterparts to seek to achieve the best outcome from the Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme for citizens in the province; and calls for the significant recent improvements in cancer care to be continued through further specialisation, provision of enhanced targeted radiotherapy and maximising the use of multidisciplinary teams including clinical nurse specialists.
01/09/2015Mr A Easton; Mrs P Cameron; Mr P Givan; Mr G Robinson
Private Members' Motion Cancer Services

That this Assembly notes the absolute importance of timely diagnosis and treatment of cancer as any unnecessary delays can result in a reduced likelihood of a successful outcome; accepts that cancer targets are set with established medical evidence; notes that whilst Northern Ireland is increasingly becoming a world leader in cancer research, waiting times across a range of specialities have deteriorated to dangerous levels; and calls on the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to ensure that cancer services are adequately funded and resourced to ensure further lives are not unnecessarily lost.
01/09/2015Mrs J Dobson
Private Members' Motion Causeway Hospital

That this Assembly acknowledges the vital service the Causeway Hospital provides within the Northern Trust; appreciates the anxieties of local people regarding the downgrading of the Causeway Hospital and the removal of services; and calls on the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to improve staffing ratios and augmented services so that the full status of the Causeway Hospital as an acute hospital can be maintained.
01/09/2015Ms C Sugden
Private Members' Motion Changes to A Levels

That this Assembly notes the changes to A Levels across the United Kingdom; further notes the statement from the Secretary of State for Education that it will be difficult to maintain comparable standards when the content and structures of these qualifications diverge across England, Wales and Northern Ireland; expresses concern at the fragmentation of such a significant component of the United Kingdom’s educational system; and calls on the Minister of Education to work with the Executive and Her Majesty’s Government to ensure that local educational qualifications do not become of lesser value when applying for higher education places and job opportunities.
01/09/2015Mrs S Overend; Mr R Hussey
Private Members' Motion Common Funding Formula

That this Assembly notes the implementation of the revised Common Funding Formula and its impact on school budgets; expresses concern that the transitional funding arrangements put in place by the Minister of Education for 2014/15 will not be available in future years; and calls on the Minister of Education to consider the recommendations of the Committee for Education on the issue and make the necessary revisions to the formula to ensure a fair financial allocation to all schools.
01/09/2015Mr P Weir; Mr J Craig; Mr R Newton; Mr N McCausland
Private Members' Motion Compulsory School Starting Age

That this Assembly calls on the Minister of Education to review his decision not to proceed with legislation to defer the compulsory school starting age in exceptional circumstances and to issue guidance which clarifies the current legal position for parents as a matter of urgency.
01/09/2015Mr P Weir; Mr J Craig; Mr R Newton; Mr N McCausland
Private Members' Motion Concern Over School Development Proposals

That this Assembly notes with concern the widespread criticism of the current process around the formation of school Development Proposals; recognises that whilst the proposer of a Development Proposal is obliged to first consult with the parents of pupils, teachers and the Board of Governors, the standard and professionalism of consultation varies significantly across proposals; believes that the intervening period between a Development Proposal being sent to the Department of Education for consideration and a final decision being taken is often a very challenging period for the schools concerned; and calls on the Minister of Education to review the current procedures and detail the impact that the current Area Planning process is having on the drafting of, and decisions on, recent Development Proposals.
01/09/2015Mrs S Overend; Mr R Hussey
Private Members' Motion Concessionary Fare Scheme

That this Assembly supports the Concessionary Fare Scheme; notes that many thousands of people have benefited from the scheme since its introduction; believes that it helps those most at risk of social exclusion; and calls on the Minister for Regional Development to ensure the continuation of the scheme.
01/09/2015Mr T Clarke; Mr A Easton; Mr S Moutray
Private Members' Motion Connection to NI Electricity Grid

That this Assembly notes the inordinate delays suffered by many businesses and domestic customers in obtaining grid connections from NI Electricity (NIE); further notes the disparity in timeframes for connection between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland; notes the opportunity cost for jobs, economic prosperity and growth due to grid delays; and calls on the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment and the Northern Ireland Utility Regulator to bring forward a mechanism for accountability and control of NIE to ensure domestic and business users are connected in a timely fashion.
01/09/2015Mrs B Hale; Mr G Campbell; Mr P Frew
Private Members' Motion Conscience Clause

That this Assembly notes the increasing number of cases across the UK whereby the freedom of religion is afforded a lesser priority than other fundamental freedoms; acknowledges that this gradation of fundamental rights often leads to people of faith leaving their employment or being forced out of business; and calls on the Minister for Employment and Learning to bring forward legislation to introduce a conscience clause for people of faith to allow them to exercise religious freedom in the workplace.
01/09/2015Mr T Buchanan; Mr P Weir
Private Members' Motion Continuing High Rates of Fuel Poverty

That this Assembly notes the publication of the latest Home Energy Conservation Authority annual report; further notes that the percentage of households in fuel poverty has only been reduced from 44 percent to 42 percent; acknowledges the work of projects such as the Warm Homes Scheme, the Boiler Replacement Scheme and the efforts to promote the installation of double glazing; and calls on the Minister for Social Development to explore other opportunities, such as smart metering and energy brokering, in order to tackle what remains an unacceptable level of fuel poverty across Northern Ireland.
01/09/2015Mr R Beggs
Private Members' Motion Creation of a Hall of Fame

That this Assembly welcomes the efforts of the Ulster History Circle and the Ulster Sports Museum Association to create a Hall of Fame to celebrate the world class achievements of local people from across the community in all walks of life; and calls on the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure to explore how her Department can help to create a Hall of Fame on a sustainable basis as an inspiration to present and future generations.
01/09/2015Mr R Swann; Mr L Cree
Private Members' Motion Creation of a Network of Greenways

That this Assembly believes a greenway network would bring much needed economic growth; calls on the Minister for Regional Development to conduct a feasibility study on the potenital of utilising track beds from disused railways, canal tow paths and other suitable structures for the purpose of creating a network of greenways and further calls on the Minister for Regional Development to work in partnership with the Minister of the Environment, local communites and local government to explore the cross-border potential of this proposal.
01/09/2015Mr C Ó hOisín; Mr D McAleer; Mr S Lynch
Private Members' Motion Crisis in the Agriculture Industry

That this Assembly notes with concern the crisis facing all sectors of agriculture across Northern Ireland; recognises the need to deliver significant change in the short term and into the future; and calls on the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development to do more for the industry by ensuring basic payments are issued to farmers in early December 2015, to lobby the EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan to raise dairy intervention prices as a matter of urgency and to bring forward a wider strategy to deal with the immediate challenges facing the industry.
01/09/2015Mr W Irwin; Mr T Buchanan; Mr E Poots; Mr S Anderson
Private Members' Motion Crisis in Waiting Times

That this Assembly notes that in June 2015 there were 373,000 people waiting for a first outpatient appointment, a diagnostic test or inpatient treatment at hospitals in Northern Ireland and this is equivalent to over 20% of the entire population; expresses concern that waiting times are now worse than at any time in recent history and far too many people are having to wait in pain and under emotional distress for far too long; accepts that targets are set in the interests of quality and safety of patient care and that with every delay there is a risk of ailments progressing; and calls on the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to work with each of the Health and Social Care Trusts to identify and resolve the causes of the delays
01/09/2015Mrs J Dobson
Private Members' Motion Crown Estate

That this Assembly notes the recent recommendation made by the Smith Commission that responsibility for the management of the Crown Estate’s economic assets in Scotland, and the revenue generated from these assets, be transferred to the Scottish Parliament; and calls on the Executive to support the transfer of local economic assets which are managed by the Crown Estate, and the revenue generated from these, to the Assembly and Executive.
01/09/2015Mr O McMullan; Ms M Fearon; Mr D McKay
Private Members' Motion Cyberbullying

That this Assembly notes with concern the increased prevalence of cyberbullying; further notes that there is no specific offence of cyberbullying; and calls on the Minister of Justice to investigate whether existing legislation is sufficient to bring those responsible to justice.
01/09/2015Mr A Ross; Mr P Weir
Private Members' Motion David Healy MBE

That this Assembly recognises the outstanding contribution made by David Healy MBE to sport in Northern Ireland, his record 36 goals for his country and his outstanding achievement as the highest scorer in the group stages of the UEFA European Championships 2012; and calls on the Speaker to invite Mr Healy to Parliament Buildings for a presentation to recognise his outstanding sporting achievements.
01/09/2015Mr J Wells; Mr G Robinson; Mr W Humphrey
Private Members' Motion Decision on Shale Gas Exploration

That this Assembly deplores the discriminatory actions of the Minister of the Environment in respect of shale gas exploration in Fermanagh believing that he has sent out a signal to investors in the industry that Northern Ireland is not a place that is open for business.
01/09/2015Mr G Dunne; Mr P Frew
Private Members' Motion Derrylin and Other Terrorist Commemorations

That this Assembly condemns terrorist commemorations such as Derrylin and Castlederg, the dissident commemoration march through Belfast City Centre and other similar events, as they represent a glorification of terrorism, show insensitivity to victims, damage community relations and present unacceptable role models for the next generation.
01/09/2015Mr P Weir; Lord Morrow; Mr T Buchanan; Mrs A Foster
Private Members' Motion Development of Maze/Long Kesh Site

That this Assembly calls on the First Minister and deputy First Minister to publicly support the advancement of the £300 million development of the Maze/Long Kesh site contributing around 5,000 jobs and to outline the next steps in this process.
01/09/2015Mr L Cree; Mr M Nesbitt
Private Members' Motion Educational Inequality

That this Assembly believes that socio-economic factors should not have a role in a child's education; believes it is unacceptable that, in many cases, a household's wealth is an influencing factor in a child's expected educational attainment; and calls on the Minister of Education to collate existing policies and bring forward new proposals in a single, realistic and fairly funded strategy that will begin to tackle educational inequality and the range of problems that it causes.
01/09/2015Mrs S Overend; Mr R Hussey
Private Members' Motion Emergency Departments

That this Assembly notes that the number of individuals having to wait in excess of twelve hours to be assessed, treated and either admitted or discharged from Emergency Departments has been reduced from four figure monthly totals, but believes that more can be done; and calls on the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to work to have such delays eradicated altogether through the establishment of enhanced care pathways for frail, elderly patients and greater coordination of all parts of the health and social care system to improve the experience and quality of emergency care.
01/09/2015Mr A Easton; Mrs P Cameron; Mr P Givan; Mr G Robinson
Private Members' Motion Encouraging Innovation

That this Assembly recognises that improvements have been made in the area of innovation, such as the recently announced Innovation Growth Centre in Omagh; notes that Northern Ireland had the lowest number of patents applied for, and granted, in any UK region for 2010 and 2011; further notes the finding of a Nesta poll which showed that 56 per cent of Northern Ireland business leaders invested either none, or less than one per cent, of their business revenue in innovation in the last financial year; and calls on the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment to bring forward the Innovation Strategy for consultation as soon as possible to encourage more firms to innovate.
01/09/2015Mr R Swann; Mr A Cochrane-Watson
Private Members' Motion Energy Performance Certificates

That this Assembly notes the successful introduction of Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) in 2008; further notes the benefit of cost-effective recommendations on how to improve further the energy performance of buildings and the subsequent reduction in energy bills; and calls on the Minister for Social Development to investigate the feasibility of making it mandatory for properties, with a reasonable expectation of habitation, to meet a minimum EPC rating determined by the Department.
01/09/2015Mr R Beggs
Private Members' Motion Environmental Allowance for Prison Officers

That this Assembly recognises the difficult conditions in which prison officers in the Northern Ireland Prison Service work and the resulting significant additional challenges for these individuals and their families; believes that these prison officers should have access to an environmental allowance as is the case for police officers within the Police Service of Northern Ireland; and calls on the Minister of Justice to ensure that this allowance is reinstated for members of the Prison Service.
01/09/2015Mr R Hussey
Private Members' Motion European School Milk Subsidy Scheme

That this Assembly notes that the purpose of the European School Milk Subsidy Scheme is to maintain, or increase, the consumption of milk products by school children and, ultimately, to encourage continued consumption through later stages in life; further notes that the Scheme enables Education and Library Boards to provide milk to pupils at a reduced price; expresses concern at the relatively low level of awareness and uptake of the Scheme; and calls on the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development to work closely with the Minister of Education to review the Scheme and develop an action plan to increase the involvement of schools and children.
01/09/2015Mrs J Dobson; Mr R Swann
Private Members' Motion Export Strategy

That this Assembly notes the current economic strategy which supports a commitment to strengthening competitiveness through a focus on export-led economic growth; recognises the importance of increasing exports, particularly to new and emerging markets, to promote growth within the economy; expresses concern at InvestNI's performance against its overall export target of 20 per cent; further notes that the target contained in the Economic Strategy to increase exports by 60 per cent by 2014/15 is from a very small base; and calls on the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment to continue to work to increase opportunities for small and medium sized enterprises involvement in exporting as well as diversification into new markets.
01/09/2015Mr R Swann; Mr A Cochrane-Watson
Private Members' Motion Failures of the Public Prosecution Service

That this Assembly notes with concern the findings of two independent reports into the Public Prosecution Service's handling of sexual abuse and terrorist related offences carried out by Sir Keir Starmer QC and the Attorney General for Northern Ireland; expresses concern at the recent collapse of a trial connected to the murder of Robert McCartney; and calls on the Minister of Justice and the Director of the Public Prosecution Service to recognise the damage caused to public confidence in the Criminal Justice System by the failures of the Public Prosecution Service.
01/09/2015Mr P Givan; Mr E Poots; Mr P Frew
Private Members' Motion Financial Management of Schools

That this Assembly notes that school leaders are best placed to identify and react to their own local circumstances; supports schools being given greater autonomy over their day to day administration; welcomes Recommendation 3 in the Review of the Common Funding Scheme; and calls on the Minister of Education to bring forward the legislative, or procedural, changes required to allow schools, which are prepared to assume the accompanying management responsibilities, to adopt the systems of financial management operated for voluntary grammar and grant maintained integrated schools.
01/09/2015Mrs S Overend; Mr R Hussey
Private Members' Motion Fracking in County Antrim

That this Assembly notes with concern the application by Rathlin Energy to drill at Ballinlea, County Antrim; further recognises the concerns of residents in County Antrim over fracking proposals at a number of sites in the area; and calls on the Minister of the Environment and the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment to ensure that such applications are not approved, given the impact that fracking will have on our water supply, tourism and our communities.
01/09/2015Mr D McKay; Mr O McMullan; Mr P Flanagan
Private Members' Motion Funding for Pipe Bands

That this Assembly recognises the role which pipe bands play socially, culturally and economically; notes the unprecedented success, over many years, of pipe bands from Northern Ireland in national and international competitions; further notes the importance of adequate government research and support in this field; and calls on the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure to work with the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment to increase funding for pipe bands and maximise the tourism potential for the benefit of the local economy.
01/09/2015Mr R Swann; Mr L Cree
Private Members' Motion GAA Grounds and Trophies

That this Assembly notes the comments by influential personnel within the GAA regarding the naming of grounds and trophies after dead republican terrorists, where one described the practice as embarrassing, while another said people could like it or lump it; and calls on the Minister for Culture, Arts and Leisure to engage with the GAA to ensure that the progress made by the organisation in expanding its acceptability to all sections of the community is built upon and that no sporting bodies are tarnished by being associated with support for terrorism.
01/09/2015Mr I McCrea; Mr G Campbell
Private Members' Motion Genealogical Tourism

That this Assembly notes the vast number of globally celebrated people with Ulster Scots connections; recognises the potential of genealogical tourism for Ulster Scots in Northern Ireland; and calls on the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment to work with the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure to use the Ulster Scots language, heritage and culture to promote Northern Ireland as a tourist destination, particularly in Scotland and America.
01/09/2015Mr R Swann; Mr M McGimpsey
Private Members' Motion Going for Growth Strategy

That this Assembly notes that it has been over two years since the publication of the Going for Growth Strategy; expresses disappointment at the delays and inaction that have dogged the Strategy; notes that farmers have lost confidence in the Strategy as it developed, given the relative low level of support it offered to producers compared to processors; and calls on the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development to ensure that the imbalance in the Strategy is redressed in favour of local farmers and producers.
01/09/2015Mrs J Dobson; Mr R Swann
Private Members' Motion Greyhounds

That this Assembly calls on the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development to initiate a review of the regulation of the greyhound racing industry and wider legislation as it relates to greyhounds.
01/09/2015Mr P Weir; Mr R Newton
Private Members' Motion House Sales Scheme

That this Assembly calls on the Minister for Soical Development to suspend the House Sales Scheme until such time as a full review into the long term impact of this scheme on the provision of social housing stock has been carried out.
01/09/2015Mr A Maskey; Mr F McCann
Private Members' Motion Housing Regeneration

That this Assembly welcomes the focus by the Minister for Social Development on housing regeneration; and calls on the Minister to bring forward proposals to tackle the long-term deficit of vital investment in Northern Ireland's social housing tower blocks as a matter of priority.
01/09/2015Ms P Bradley; Mr G Campbell; Mr S Douglas
Private Members' Motion Human Immunodeficiency Virus

That this Assembly notes with concern that, in 2013, 749 people were accessing care for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which was a 17 per cent increase since 2012; and calls on the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to tackle the stigma associated with the illness through a targeted awareness campaign and an examination of access to treatment.
01/09/2015Ms M McLaughlin; Ms R McCorley
Private Members' Motion Illegal Drugs in Northern Ireland

That this Assembly acknowledges with grave concern the extent of drug-related fatalities in our communities; supports the ongoing work carried out by statutory services, the Public Health Agency and the voluntary and community sector; and calls on the Minister of Justice to work alongside the relevant bodies to bring forward measures to raise awareness and to ensure that the criminal justice system is tough enough to robustly deal those responsible for the menace of drugs on our streets.
01/09/2015Mr S Anderson; Mr S Moutray; Mr W Humphrey; Mr J Wells
Private Members' Motion Independent Ambulance Service Providers

That this Assembly calls on the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to bring forward proposals, including legislation if necessary, to provide effective regulation of independent ambulance service providers.
01/09/2015Mr G Dunne; Mr G Robinson; Mrs P Cameron
Private Members' Motion Injury on Duty Award Scheme

That this Assembly calls on the Minister of Justice to review the legislation and guidance governing the administration of the Injury on Duty Award Scheme, taking cognisance of recent case law and reflecting the unique circumstances in Northern Ireland compared to the rest of the UK.
01/09/2015Mr J Craig; Mr P Givan; Mr R Newton; Mr D McIlveen
Private Members' Motion Japanese Knotweed

That this Assembly calls on the Minister for the Environment to bring forward proposals for a regional programme to eradicate Japanese Knotweed.
01/09/2015Mrs P Cameron; Lord Morrow; Mr I McCrea; Mr G Middleton
Private Members' Motion Landlord Regulation Scheme

That this Assembly calls on the Minister for Social Development to review urgently the Landlord Regulation Scheme to ensure can both cope with this unregulated sector and protect tenants.
01/09/2015Mr A Maskey; Mr F McCann
Private Members' Motion Littering

That this Assembly notes with concern the levels of littering in parks, open places and beaches; and calls on the Minister of the Environment to tackle this problem by encouraging customers to return containers while ensuring that those who litter are adequately penalised through fines.
01/09/2015Mr D McIlveen; Mr P Weir
Private Members' Motion Magilligan to Greencastle Ferry

That this Assembly calls on the Minister for Regional Development to introduce a subvention for the running of the Magilligan to Greencastle ferry service in order to provide a daily and year round service.
01/09/2015Mr C Ó hOisín; Mr S Lynch; Mr D McAleer
Private Members' Motion Marriage Equality

That this Assembly welcomes the marriage equality referendum in the south of Ireland; notes that a growing number of parliaments across the world have embraced, and legislated for, marriage equality; respects the rights of the religious institutions to define, observe and practise marriage within their beliefs; and calls on the Executive to legislate for marriage equality for same sex couples so that all citizens will have the same legal entitlement to the protections, responsibilities, rights, obligations and benefits afforded by the legal institution of marriage.
01/09/2015Ms C Ruane; Ms M Fearon; Mr C Hazzard; Mr D McKay
Private Members' Motion Marriage Equality

That this Assembly calls on the Executive to table legislation to allow for same sex marriage.
01/09/2015Mr A Attwood; Mr C Eastwood; Ms C Hanna
Private Members' Motion Maze/Long Kesh

That this Assembly notes with concern that the deputy First Minister, for political reasons, blocked the Ulster Aviation Society's open day event at the Maze/Long Kesh site; and calls on the deputy First Minister to lift the ban on wider agreed development of the site.
01/09/2015Mr S Moutray; Mr D McIlveen; Mr J Spratt; Mrs B Hale
Private Members' Motion MLA's Insurance Policy

That this Assembly, following the case of O’Loan v Givan and others, notes the terms of the combined Employer’s and Public Liability insurance policy which covers all MLA's; expresses concern that libel or slander falls under the definition of personal injury within this policy and covers an MLA at all times when speaking in that capacity; and calls on the Assembly Commission to review the current insurance policy to ensure that a policy is in place which affords the taxpayer value for money and encourages MLA's to act responsibly.
01/09/2015Mr L Cree
Private Members' Motion Mobile Telecommunication Infrastructure

That this Assembly notes the increasing importance of mobile telecommunication in Northern Ireland; welcomes the improvements that have been made to the infrastructure in recent years; and calls on the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment to continue to press the Government and industry to invest in mobile telecommunication infrastructure.
01/09/2015Mr S Anderson; Mr W Humphrey; Mr P Frew; Mr G Dunne
Private Members' Motion Moneynick and Dungiven Bypass

That this Assembly calls on the Minister for Regional Development to prioritise the delivery of the Moneynick and Dungiven bypass aspects of the A6 dualling and address the associated pollution issues.
01/09/2015Mr C Ó hOisín; Mr S Lynch; Mr D McAleer
Private Members' Motion Multiple Deprivation Indicators

That this Assembly recognises that the current multiple deprivation indicators do not accurately identify the extent of poverty and deprivation in rural areas and calls on the Minister of Finance and Personnel to review this urgently.
01/09/2015Mr D McAleer; Mr O McMullan; Mr I Milne
Private Members' Motion Named Person for Children

That this Assembly calls on the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to work collaboratively with the Minister of Education and the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister to introduce legislation which would make a named person available for every child in a manner similar to the provisions in the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014.
01/09/2015Mr S Agnew
Private Members' Motion National Parks

That this Assembly notes previous efforts to introduce national parks legislation in Northern Ireland and that the Mournes, the Causeway Coast, the Antrim Glens and the Fermanagh Lakelands have all been identified as areas for designation; accepts that all four areas already have environmental protected status, and that there is significant opposition from local residents to the potential of designated status; and calls on the Minister of the Environment to direct his Department’s priorities away from introducing national parks legislation to increasing the tourism and service potential of these areas.
01/09/2015Mrs S Overend
Private Members' Motion Net Fiscal Balance Report

That this Assembly notes that the performance of our economy is inherently variable and effective monitoring of local economic growth is a key challenge, further notes that building a sustainable economy is key objective of the Executive; and calls on the Minister of Finance and Personnel to develop accurate and timely economic data to inform current and future Executive strategies and objectives, including the production of an evidence based Net Fiscal Balance report which is focused upon building local economic sustainability and effectively monitoring economic growth.
01/09/2015Mr D McKay; Ms M Boyle
Private Members' Motion Opportunites of the Internet for Retailers

That this Assembly notes that many independent retailers view the internet as a potential threat to their business; further notes that many local businesses have enjoyed significant success by embracing the opportunities offered by online marketing and retail presence; and calls on the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment, in conjunction with InvestNI, Intertrade Ireland and agencies such as Log-On-NI, to roll out training, advice and support for retailers to encourage them to maximise the opportunities of e-commerce and to protect the local strong independent retail sector from further decline.
01/09/2015Mr P Flanagan; Ms M Fearon
Private Members' Motion Organ Donation

That this Assembly notes the percentage of the Northern Ireland adult population on the Organ Donor Register has increased to 42 per cent; welcomes that the 2014/15 NHS Blood and Transplant Organ Donation and Transplant Activity Report demonstrates Northern Ireland is the only part of the United Kingdom where the number of people donating organs is continuing to rise; commends the Public Health Agency’s recent Speak Up and Save a Life campaign; and calls on the Minister for Health, Social Services and Public Safety to implement fully the NHS Blood and Transplant UK strategy on increasing organ donation and to ensure measures continue to be pursued to encourage people to join the Register and discuss their wishes with their family in order to improve consent and authorisation rates.
01/09/2015Mr A Ross; Mr G Dunne
Private Members' Motion Organ Donation

That this Assembly recognises the demand for organ transplants is greater than the number of organs available and subsequently people continue to pass away whilst waiting for organs; notes the progress of a soft opt-out approach to organ donation in Scotland and Wales; and calls on the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to support measures that seek the introduction of a new soft opt-out system in Northern Ireland.
01/09/2015Mrs J Dobson
Private Members' Motion Petitions of Concern

That this Assembly notes with concern the increasingly frequent use of Petitions of Concern as a mechanisms for which it was never originally designed; accepts the abuse of such a mechanism is not conducive to the democratic process; and further notes that while reform of the process would require a change to primary legislation that it should no longet be used unless a detrimental impact on one section of the community can clearly be identified.
01/09/2015Mr R Swann; Mrs S Overend
Private Members' Motion Pirvate Rented Sector

That this Assembly notes its concerns at the continued growth of the unregulated private rented sector which is the biggest provider of socially rented accommodation, a sector which receives tens of millions of pounds in housing benefit but still has little legislation or regulation; and calls on the Minister for Social Development to introduce measures to regulate this sector.
01/09/2015Mr F McCann; Mr A Maskey
Private Members' Motion Post-Primary Transfer Process

That this Assembly notes that a solution to the post primary transfer process has not been found; further notes that a one size fits all educational system will not work; believes that it is becoming increasingly unacceptable that, every year, thousands of young people are sitting unregulated transfer tests and that primary schools are placed in the difficult position of mediating between parental demand and Department of Education policies; further believes that the ongoing politicking of the issue does not address the seriousness of the matter; and calls on the Minister of Education to convene talks with all the major stakeholders in order to build consensus and agree a way forward on the issue.
01/09/2015Mrs S Overend; Mr R Hussey
Private Members' Motion Powers to Remove Underperforming Teachers

That this Assembly recognises the important and positive impact that teachers have on students; acknowledges that in a very small number of cases the standard of teaching is failing young people; and calls on the Minister of Education to facilitate discussions, with teaching unions and other organisations with educational responsibilities, to produce an improved process whereby employers can remove teachers who, after adequate support and retraining, continue to underperform.
01/09/2015Mr P Frew; Mr P Weir
Private Members' Motion Presidential Voting Rights

That this Assembly recognises that the constitutional convention established by the Irish Government voted overwhelmingly in favour of extending voting rights in Irish presidential elections to citizens resident in this jurisdiction; notes with concern that there has been no constitutional referendum to extend this right; and calls on the Irish Government to act to do so without further delay.
01/09/2015Ms C Ruane; Ms M Fearon; Mr B McElduff
Private Members' Motion Private Rental Sector

That this Assembly notes that the private rented sector is the biggest provider of socially rented accommodation; and calls on the Minister for Social Development to review the role of the private sector in the provision of social rented accommodation to ensure it is fit for purpose.
01/09/2015Mr A Maskey; Mr F McCann
Private Members' Motion Puppy Farming

That this Assembly expresses its abhorrence at the practices of puppy farmers exposed by the BBC Panorama programme broadcast on 15 April 2015; affirms its commitment to the protection from cruelty of all animals; and calls on the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development to review existing dog breeding regulations and their enforcement; and further calls on the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development to establish and publish a list of approved breeders.
01/09/2015Mr S Agnew
Private Members' Motion Rail Services btween Belfast City Centre and Belfast International Airport

That this Assembly expresses its concern at the lack of competitiveness and availability of rail services between Belfast city centre and Belfast International Airport; calls on the Minister for Regional Development to investigate all options for remedial action including the re-introduction of the Lisburn to Antrim rail link.
01/09/2015Mr P Girvan; Mr T Clarke; Mr J Craig; Mr P Givan
Private Members' Motion Rates Review

That this Assembly notes with concern the Quarterly Economic Survey by the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry which states that 80 per cent of businesses believe rates are damaging their growth and that rates are an increasing tax burden which government could lessen with more effective relief measures; and calls on the Minister of Finance and Personnel urgently to carry out a review of the business rates system, and amend the rates system to reflect business rather than property size in order to better support the development of businesses as the lifeblood of our economy.
01/09/2015Ms C Sugden
Private Members' Motion Reasonable Accommodation in Equality Legislation

That this Assembly notes with concern the action taken by the Equality Commission against Ashers Bakery; and calls for a review of equality legislation that will provide reasonable accommodation for the religious beliefs of service providers in the provision of goods, services and facilities.
01/09/2015Mr P Givan; Mr E Poots
Private Members' Motion Referendum on Membership of the European Union

That this Assembly welcomes the commitment to a referendum on membership of the European Union; and calls on the Executive to examine areas in which it may be preferable to claw back powers and secure further opt outs from European legislation.
01/09/2015Mr M Nesbitt; Mr R Swann
Private Members' Motion Regional Economic Imbalance

That this Assembly expresses concern at the high levels of regional economic imbalance, as evidenced by high levels of long term unemployment and economic inactivity in North and West Belfast, west of the Bann and along the border corridor; welcomes the commitment in the Programme for Government 2011-2015 to address regional imbalance, and the establishment of the Ministerial Sub Group on Regional Opportunities; recognises the role that the availability of property, skills, appropriate infrastructure and telecommunications can play in making areas magnets of attraction for investment; acknowledges the desire of local government, political, community and business leaders in areas of high unemployment to work in partnership with government to attract greater investment and prosperity; and calls for the inclusion of sub-regional job creation targets in the next Programme for Government.
01/09/2015Mr P Flanagan; Ms M Fearon; Mr M Ó Muilleoir
Private Members' Motion Regulation of Animal Sanctuaries and Rescue Centres

That this Assembly notes that the licensing of pet shops, animal boarding, riding and zoological establishments is regulated by the Welfare of Animals Act (Northern Ireland) 1972; recognises that the Welfare of Animals Act (Northern Ireland) 2011 and the Dogs Amendment Act (Northern Ireland) 2011 strengthened animal welfare and enforcement policies; and calls on the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development to bring forward proposals to regulate animal sanctuaries and rescue centres to ensure that they are licensed and operate in a manner similar to that already in place for other establishments.
01/09/2015Mrs J Dobson; Mr R Swann
Private Members' Motion Regulation of the Use of Snares

That this Assembly recognises the enormous suffering caused by the unregulated use of snares; and calls on the Minister of the Environment to follow the lead of the Scottish Government and introduce a licensing system for their use.
01/09/2015Mr R Newton; Mr J Wells
Private Members' Motion Religious Imbalance in Regional Colleges

That this Assembly calls on the Minister for Employment and Learning to bring forward a programme to address the imbalance in the number of Protestants and Catholics attending Regional Colleges.
01/09/2015Mr A Easton; Mr T Buchanan
Private Members' Motion Relocation of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Headquarters

That this Assembly notes the proposed relocation of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development headquarters to Ballykelly; expresses concern at the proposed level of expenditure on the project in the current budgetary circumstances; and calls on the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development to postpone the project until value for money can be demonstrated and her Department investigates all available options, including reviewing suitable publicly-owned vacant properties, before committing to the construction of new headquarters.
01/09/2015Mrs J Dobson; Mr R Swann
Private Members' Motion Removal of Illegal Terrorist Roadside Monuments

That this Assembly calls on the Minister for Regional Development to remove the 18 illegal Republican terrorist roadside monuments.
01/09/2015Mr A Easton; Mr P Girvan; Mr D McIlveen; Mr P Weir
Private Members' Motion Review of Access to Finance for NI Businesses

That this Assembly recognises that the issue of accessing credit is a major concern for business, particularly small and medium sized enterprises; notes the publication of the report by the Economic Advisory Group entitled a Review of Access to Finance for NI Businesses; and calls on the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment and the Minister of Finance and Personnel to detail how they are acting on the relevant recommendations contained in the report.
01/09/2015Mr R Swann; Mr A Cochrane-Watson
Private Members' Motion Review of Financial Process

That this Assembly agrees that sufficient scrutiny of the financial process is fundamentally important in the accountability for public spending; recognises the work done by the previous Committee for Finance and Personnel in its Budget Scrutiny Inquiry; and calls on the Minister of Finance and Personnel to outline why there has been an unacceptable delay in reforming the financial process and to take immediate action to drive this reform forward.
01/09/2015Mr L Cree
Private Members' Motion Road and Water Infrastructure at Shackleton

That this Assembly calls on the Minister for Regional Development to expedite the adoption process for the road and water infrastructure at the former Ministry of Defence bases, including Shackleton Barracks.
01/09/2015Mr G Robinson; Mr T Clarke; Mr G Campbell; Mr A McQuillan
Private Members' Motion Road Drainage Systems

That this Assembly calls on the Minister for Regional Development to investigate standard operating procedures within Transport NI to ensure that the cleaning out and inspection of road drainage systems are appropriate, fit for purpose and cost effective to negate the threat of flooding to homes and property.
01/09/2015Mr P Frew; Mr T Clarke; Mr A Easton; Mr S Moutray
Private Members' Motion Robotic Assisted Radical Prostatectomies

That this Assembly notes the potential benefits to men suffering from prostate cancer of a Robotic Assisted Radical Prostatectomy; further notes that Robotic Assisted Radical Prostatectomies are available through the NHS in England, Scotland and Wales and private health insurance in centres in Dublin and Galway but remain unavailable locally; recognises that the British Association of Urological Surgeons suggests that each surgeon carrying out Robotic Assisted Radical Prostatectomies should ideally be undertaking at least 50-100 cases per annum to maintain skill and to deliver the best possible outcomes, and that any centre should be carrying out at least 160-200 procedures per year; further recognises that there are only around 50 men locally who currently receive this procedure and that a standalone service would likely be unsustainable; and calls on the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to explore ways in which a cross-border approach to the delivery of Robotic Assisted Radical Prostatectomies could deliver sustainable numbers of surgeries to allow clinicians to maintain skill and deliver best outcomes for people with prostate cancer.
01/09/2015Mr P Flanagan; Mr O McMullan; Ms M McLaughlin
Private Members' Motion Rural Crime

That this Assembly notes with concern the increased problem of rural crime; further notes that incidences of rural crime, such as livestock rustling and machinery theft are becoming increasingly common; and calls on the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Minister of Justice to work together to bring forward a strategy to proactively tackle rural crime.
01/09/2015Mrs J Dobson; Mr R Swann
Private Members' Motion Rural Isolation and Community Transport

That this Assembly notes with concern the number of older people living in rural areas that are isolated through lack of access to services and facilities and face loneliness due to their geographical position; calls on the Minister for Regional Development to address rural isolation by appropriate investment in rural community transport; and further calls on the Executive to collaborate across Departments to develop a strategy for addressing rural isolation and lack of access to services.
01/09/2015Ms C Sugden
Private Members' Motion Security of Electricity Supply

That this Assembly notes the publication of the All-Island Generation Capacity Statement 2013-2022 by the System Operators Northern Ireland and EirGrid; expresses concern at the fragility of the projected electricity availability and at the lack of specific schemes to improve the security of supply to homes and businesses in Northern Ireland; and calls on the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment to outline the action being taken to provide long term security of supply.
01/09/2015Mr R Beggs; Mr A Cochrane-Watson
Private Members' Motion Social Action Responsibility and Heroism Bill

That this Assembly calls on the Minister of Justice to bring forward a bill which would replicate the provisions in the Social Action Responsibility and Heroism Act 2015 in order to protect those members of society who volunteer, help others or intervene in an emergency, to ensure that the courts consider the context of their actions in the event of any legal action being taken for negligence or breach of statutory duty.
01/09/2015Mr O McMullan; Ms M McLaughlin; Mr S Lynch; Mr C Hazzard
Private Members' Motion Sow Stall Ban

That this Assembly notes that in 2001 the Pigs Directive was agreed which, among other things, banned the sow stall from 1 January 2013; further notes that in the United Kingdom the use of such methods has been banned since 1999; expresses concern that recently published data from the European Commission reveals that only 13 Member States are fully compliant with the Directive; and calls on the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development to engage with the European Commission to ensure that the current unfair competition between compliant and non-compliant countries is brought to an end and that consumers are no longer unwittingly buying and consuming illegally produced meat products.
01/09/2015Mrs J Dobson; Mr R Swann
Private Members' Motion Stalking

That this Assembly notes with concern that for too long stalking has remained a hidden crime, which is not only insidious and terrifying, but that can result in psychological harm and, in the most serious of cases, murder; and calls on the Minister of Justice to examine whether the introduction of new legislation to protect and safeguard victims of stalking is needed in Northern Ireland.
01/09/2015Mr A Ross; Mr P Weir; Ms P Bradley
Private Members' Motion Standardised Assessment System for all Primary School Pupils

That this Assembly calls on the Minister of Education to implement a robust, effective and credible standardised assessment system for all primary school pupils.
01/09/2015Mr P Weir; Mr J Craig; Mr R Newton; Mr N McCausland
Private Members' Motion Tackling Educational Inequality

That this Assembly recognises the crucial role that schools, parents and local communities play in encouraging education and enabling children and young people to reach their full potential; notes the dangers of continuing educational underachievement and inequalities; further notes the recent changes to the Common Funding Scheme that was meant to tackle this inequality but which instead reduced resources from the majority of schools; and calls on the Minister of Education to drop his previous proposals and introduce a stand-alone pupil bonus scheme whereby schools would receive additional money based on how many pupils qualify for free school meals or on local levels of deprivation based on information contained in Super Output Areas.
01/09/2015Mrs S Overend; Mr R Hussey; Mr R Beggs
Private Members' Motion The Northern Ireland Food Animal Information System

That this Assembly notes that the Northern Ireland Food Animal Information System (NIFAIS) will replace the Animal and Public Health Information System (APHIS) as the primary repository for information on agricultural animals and their keepers; notes that final projected costs of the new programme have yet to be confirmed despite a definitive decision to proceed with the scheme; and calls on the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development to revisit the business case for the NIFAIS in order to determine whether any cost savings can be made.
01/09/2015Mrs J Dobson; Mr R Swann
Private Members' Motion UK Membership of the European Union

That this Assembly believes that the nature of the relationship between the United Kingdom and the European institutions has fundamentally altered since the UK voted to remain within these institutions in the 1975 Common Market referendum; recognises that the failure to consult the people of the UK over the ensuing years on fundamental constitutional changes and transfers of power away from the UK into the European structures has fed cynicism about, and disillusionment with, politics; and supports a referendum on the UK's continued membership of the European Union.
01/09/2015Mr A Easton; Mr P Weir
Private Members' Motion Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund

That this Assembly notes the success of the Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund and the excellent viewing figures for the programmes supported through the fund; calls on the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure to ensure that in any conversations with the UK Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) she seeks to secure an uplift to put the Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund on a par with the Irish Language Broadcast Fund; and calls on DCMS to initiate an independent review of both funds to assist in shaping any extensions to the funds.
01/09/2015Mr N McCausland; Mr G Dunne; Mr D Hilditch; Mr W Humphrey
Private Members' Motion Unhealthy Snack Choices at Supermarket Checkout Areas

That this Assembly calls on all local supermarkets to help to reduce the increasing incidences of childhood obesity and diabetes through removing unhealthy snack choices from their checkouts.
01/09/2015Mrs P Cameron; Mr A Easton
Private Members' Motion Unpaid National Insurance Contributions for Private Vets

That this Assembly notes that the Department of Agriculture and Rural has been ordered by HM Revenue and Customs to pay over £2.1m in National Insurance backdated contributions for private vets who have been undertaking bovine tuberculosis testing on farms; expresses concern at the Department's significant oversight; and recognises that this cost must not be passed to local farmers and farm businesses; accepts the Department relies too heavily on the services of private vets; and calls on the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development to detail how she is going to fund this unexpected pressure.
01/09/2015Mrs J Dobson; Mr R Swann
Private Members' Motion Use of Jet Skis

That this Assembly calls on the Minister of the Environment to work with the Coastguard in drawing up new standards for the use of jet skis in the marine environment to ensure that Coastal Councils will introduce new by-laws to protect people who use beaches and the marine environment for recreational purposes.
01/09/2015Mr O McMullan; Mr C Boylan; Mr B McElduff; Mr I Milne
Private Members' Motion Victims and Survivors

That this Assembly notes the Victims and Survivors (Northern Ireland) Bill 2013-14 being brought forward at Westminster; endorses the proposals to include victims and survivors as a specified group for the purposes of the equality duty under section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act and to provide clear guidance on a definition of a victim of the troubles; and calls on all parties at Westminster to support this Private Members' Bill.
01/09/2015Mr P Weir; Mrs B Hale; Mr S Moutray
Private Members' Motion Voluntary Early Redundancy Scheme for Prison Officers

That this Assembly notes the completion of the Voluntary Early Redundancy scheme for the Northern Ireland Prison Service as part of an invest-to-save scheme within the Prison Service Reform Programme; and calls on the Minister of Justice to review how this scheme was implemented and the current impact on resources within prisons to deliver a safe and effective prison regime.
01/09/2015Mr S Anderson; Mr P Weir
Private Members' Motion Voluntary Search and Rescue Organisations

That this Assembly recognises the vital work Voluntary Search and Rescue Organisations, such as the North West Mountain Rescue Team, do in providing valuable support to the statutory emergency services; calls on the Minister of Justice to provide sufficient funding for these organisations; and further calls on the Minister to investigate and provide other means of practical support, such as locating indoor storage facilities for servicing and fuelling vehicles and equipment in line with PSNI vehicles to further reduce costs.
01/09/2015Mr P Frew; Mr S Douglas
Private Members' Motion Voting Rights

That this Assembly notes the extension of voting rights to people aged sixteen and seventeen for the recent 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
01/09/2015Ms M Fearon; Mr P Flanagan; Mr C Hazzard; Mr D McKay
Private Members' Motion Wellbeing as a Measure of Economic Performance and Social Progress

That this Assembly welcomes the publication of the Carnegie UK Trust's report entitled 'Measuring Wellbeing in Northern Ireland'; notes the increasing use by many governments of the concept of wellbeing to measure economic performance and social progress; and calls upon the Minister of Finance and Personnel to develop a wellbeing based approach to measuring outcomes as part of his public sector reform agenda.
01/09/2015Mr A Ross; Mr P Girvan; Mr P Weir; Mr I McCrea
Private Members' Motion Winter Service Route Optimisation Project

That this Assembly calls on the Minister for Regional Development to give assurances that the Winter Service Route Optimisation project will be rural proofed and that the gritting schedule will not be reduced in terms of personnel or machinery as a result of the project.
01/09/2015Mr D McAleer; Mr C Ó hOisín; Mr S Lynch
Private Members' Motion Food Surplus Distribution

That this Assembly welcomes the changes to legislation in France regarding food waste distribution; recognises that a significant amount of food surplus is created at the distribution, retail and consumption stage in Northern Ireland; is committed to supporting charities processing food donations and recognises their positive work locally; and calls on the Executive to strengthen its commitment to charities seeking to distribute donations of food approaching its expiry date, to people living in poverty and social inequality.
02/09/2015Mrs J Cochrane; Mr S Dickson
Private Members' Motion Humanitarian Crisis

That this Assembly expresses its despair at the ongoing international humanitarian crisis in Syria; notes the tragic deaths of refugees fleeing to Europe seeking sanctuary and the terrible conditions endured by those refugees in transport to Europe and in refugee camps upon arrival; believes that EU nations have a moral obligation to assist people seeking refuge from war and persecution; calls for the UK Government to reverse its position and ensure that the UK accepts a sizeable number of refugees, in line with other EU nations; and further calls for the Executive to ensure provisions are in place for Northern Ireland to welcome refugees from Syria.
03/09/2015Mr S Dickson; Ms A Lo

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