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Motion TypeMotionTabled DateTablers
Committee Motion Committee for the Executive Office Report on the evidence received from local councils on the impact of the United Kingdom's exit from the European Union (NIA 58/17-22)

That this Assembly notes the evidence from local councils to the Committee for the Executive Office in its Report on the evidence received from local councils on the impact of the United Kingdom's exit from the European Union (NIA 58/17-22); and calls on the First Minister and deputy First Minister to urge the UK Government to provide clarity on the implementation of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland to allow local councils to prepare for the post-transition period.
26/11/2020Mr Colin McGrath
Committee Motion Suspension of Standing Order 10(3A)

That, in accordance with Standing Order 10(3A), the sitting on Monday 23 November 2020 be extended to no later than 7:30pm.
24/11/2020Mr Keith Buchanan; Mr John O'Dowd; Mrs Dolores Kelly; Mr Robbie Butler; Ms Kellie Armstrong; Ms Clare Bailey
Committee Motion Committee for the Economy Macro Economic Outlook Micro Inquiry Special Report [NIA 56/17-22]

That this Assembly welcomes the Committee for the Economy’s Special Report [NIA 56/17-22] providing evidence on how the economy has been impacted as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and ideas on how to rebuild it better; supports the development of cross-departmental plans to boost our economic, health and social wellbeing, by investing in infrastructure, skills, manufacturing and industry; recognises that collaboration across Government is vital and will translate into social progress where people, communities and high streets thrive and prosper, and where good jobs are created along with the skills and networks needed to raise productivity and earnings; and calls on the Minister for the Economy, and her Executive colleagues, to use this evidence in planning our economic recovery and future.
20/11/2020Dr Caoimhe Archibald
Committee Motion Prayer of Annulment: The Provision of Healthcare Services to Persons Not Ordinarily Resident (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2019 (SR 2019/42)

That the Provision of Healthcare Services to Persons Not Ordinarily Resident (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2019 (SR 2019/42) be annulled.
13/02/2020Mr Colm Gildernew
Executive Motion The draft Carriage of Explosives (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

That the draft Carriage of Explosives (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 be approved.
27/11/2020Minister of Justice
Executive Motion The draft Alien and Locally Absent Species (Aquaculture) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

That the draft Alien and Locally Absent Species (Aquaculture) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 be approved.
25/11/2020Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs
Executive Motion The draft Plant Health and Diseases of Animals (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

That the draft Plant Health and Diseases of Animals (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 be approved.
25/11/2020Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs
Executive Motion The draft Marketing of Plant and Propagating Material (Legislative Functions) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

That the draft Marketing of Plant and Propagating Material (Legislative Functions) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 be approved.
23/11/2020Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs
Executive Motion The Maximum Number of Judges Order (Northern Ireland) 2020

That the Maximum Number of Judges Order (Northern Ireland) 2020 be affirmed.
11/11/2020Minister of Justice
Executive Motion The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (Amendment No. 5) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

That the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (Amendment No. 5) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 be approved.
13/10/2020Minister for Communities
Executive Motion The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (Amendment No. 6) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

That the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (Amendment No. 6) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 be approved.
13/10/2020Minister for Communities
Executive Motion The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (Amendment No. 7) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

That the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (Amendment No. 7) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 be approved.
13/10/2020Minister for Communities
Executive Motion The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

That the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 be approved.
03/04/2020Minister of Health
Private Members' Motion Access for All in Retail Campaign

That this Assembly welcomes the Action on Hearing Loss/RNID campaign, Access for All in Retail, which calls on retailers to take action to make their stores accessible for the 300,000 people in Northern Ireland who are deaf or have hearing loss; understands that, for too long, retail spaces have been inaccessible for people who are deaf or have hearing loss, whether through the use, in stores, of background music, a lack of induction loops, or by failing to provide staff with deaf awareness training; believes that the COVID-19 pandemic has added to these barriers, with face coverings, physical partitions and social distancing creating a more difficult experience; further understands the campaign asks retailers to take the simple steps of minimising the barriers created by face coverings, reducing background noise, using induction loops, and training staff to be more deaf aware; encourages everyone to sign the Action on Hearing Loss/RNID open letter to show retailers how important these measures are; and wishes the campaign success.
26/11/2020Mr Alex Easton; Mrs Pam Cameron; Mr Jonathan Buckley
Private Members' Motion Just Transition Commission

That this Assembly notes the motion, endorsed by the Assembly on 3rd February 2020, declaring a climate and ecological emergency; supports the commitments made in New Decade, New Approach, to implementing a just transition through a new energy strategy so that no community is left behind or disadvantaged in the transition to a net-zero carbon society; calls on the Executive to establish a just transition commission, modelled on the Scottish Just Transition Commission, to advise the Executive on how to plan, invest and implement a just transition, and to focus both on vulnerable economic sectors and jobs as well as households experiencing fuel poverty; and further calls for this commission to provide a written report to the Executive, within one year of its inaugural meeting, that provides practical, realistic, and affordable recommendations for action.
24/11/2020Ms Clare Bailey; Miss Rachel Woods
Private Members' Motion Bus Éireann Dublin to Belfast Route (Revised Wording)

That this Assembly recognises the importance of public transport in combating the growing threat of climate change; further recognises the contribution that public transport makes to providing equality of access to services; regrets Bus Éireann's decision to suspend indefinitely their service between Dublin and Belfast; acknowledges that this bus route is vital for facilitating connectivity between the two biggest cities on this island; and calls on the Minister for Infrastructure to engage with her counterpart in the Irish Government, Minister Eamon Ryan, to ensure that service levels are restored to their original levels on this important route.
20/11/2020Mr Cathal Boylan; Ms Liz Kimmins; Ms Martina Anderson
Private Members' Motion Referral to the Assembly and Executive Review Committee

That this Assembly refers to the Assembly and Executive Review Committee under Standing Order 59(3)(b) consideration of the matter of replacing the current cross-community voting system, which is based on community designations, with a weighted majority system free from designations, to be used in place of cross-community voting in the circumstances specified in the Northern Ireland Act 1998 or when a reformed Petition of Concern is invoked; and agrees that the Committee should report on the outcome of this consideration to the Assembly.
20/11/2020Ms Kellie Armstrong; Ms Paula Bradshaw; Mr Stewart Dickson; Mr Chris Lyttle; Mr Andrew Muir; Mr John Blair
Private Members' Motion Active Travel

That this Assembly acknowledges the environmental, economic, physical and mental health benefits of different means of active travel including walking, cycling and running; recognises the importance of developing active travel infrastructure such as walkways, greenways and cycle lanes; further recognises the importance of measures which will encourage active travel, including improved road safety for cyclists; accepts the potential for cross-border active travel routes on the island; and calls on the Minister for Infrastructure to introduce active travel legislation to ensure that active travel plays a central role as part of a sustainable and green transport strategy.
19/11/2020Mr Cathal Boylan; Mr Philip McGuigan; Ms Liz Kimmins; Ms Martina Anderson
Private Members' Motion Ban on Conversion Therapy (Revised Wording)

That this Assembly opposes the harm caused to the LGBT+ community in the past, through the denial of rights and equal treatment; recognises that harm and discrimination still occur today; acknowledges and stands against the ongoing harm the practice of conversion therapy brings to LGBT+ people; believes that any form of counselling or actions intended to persuade someone, irrespective of age, to change their sexual orientation or behaviour so as to conform to a heteronormative lifestyle or gender identity, no matter the reason, religious or otherwise, should be illegal; and calls on the Minister for Communities to introduce an effective ban on conversion therapy within Northern Ireland before the end of this Assembly mandate.
10/11/2020Ms Paula Bradshaw; Mr John Blair; Mr Andrew Muir
Private Members' Motion Impact of COVID-19

That this Assembly recognises the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the delivery of public services and on Northern Ireland’s economy; expresses grave concerns about the crisis in local healthcare provision caused by the cancellation of elective, diagnostic and investigative surgeries; further recognises the challenges posed to small and medium-sized businesses, with significant changes to how they operate at very short notice and without long-term funding security; notes the additional pressure on school leaders and parents placed at the front line of this crisis; and calls on the First Minister and deputy First Minister to bring forward a comprehensive COVID-19 action and recovery plan for the short, medium and long term, that addresses the critical issues facing the delivery of public services and recognises the particular impact of the crisis on health and social inequalities, including its gendered impact, the impact on young people and on childcare, and black and minority ethnic communities.
10/11/2020Mr Colin McGrath; Ms Sinead McLaughlin; Mr Daniel McCrossan
Private Members' Motion Public Inquiry into the Murder of Gerard and Rory Cairns

That this Assembly expresses its support for the family of Gerard and Rory Cairns who are seeking a public inquiry into the murder of the two brothers by the UVF in their family home on 28 October 1993; acknowledges that, although there was an RUC investigation into the murder of Gerard, aged 22 years, and Rory, aged 18 years, contact with the victims' family ceased within approximately three months; recognises the family's beliefs that the RUC investigation was flawed and inadequate, and that there had been collusion between state forces and the murder gang; and supports the family's calls for a full public inquiry as a final means to deliver the truth about their loved ones' murders.
10/11/2020Mr John O'Dowd; Ms Linda Dillon; Ms Emma Rogan; Ms Jemma Dolan
Private Members' Motion Victims and Survivors of Mother and Baby Homes

That this Assembly recognises the serious physical and emotional impact caused by the abuse, exploitation and neglect experienced by many vulnerable women and their children in mother and baby homes throughout the island of Ireland over many decades; commends the courage and determination of victims and survivors of mother and baby homes, and their families, in continuing with their long pursuit of truth and justice; regrets the decision of the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O'Gorman TD, in introducing legislation that seals, for 30 years, some records from the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes; suggests that an assessment of the impact of the Irish Government’s decision should be included in the work of the Inter-Departmental Working Group on Mother and Baby Homes and Magdalene Laundries and Historical Clerical Child Abuse established by the Executive; and calls on the Inter-Departmental Working Group to bring forward its recommendations in a timely manner.
10/11/2020Ms Linda Dillon; Mr Colm Gildernew; Mr Pat Sheehan; Ms Órlaithí Flynn
Private Members' Motion Equality for LGBTQ+ Community

That this Assembly recognises the struggle for equality by generations of people who identify as LGBTQ+; acknowledges the successful work of LGBTQ+ activists in eradicating elements of institutionalised discrimination; condemns the continued inequalities experienced by those who identify as LGBTQ+; welcomes the initiative of the Minister for Communities in beginning a process to ban the practice of conversion therapy; calls on the Minister of Health to address the serious deficits in healthcare services for transgender individuals, particularly at Brackenburn Clinic in Belfast; further calls on the Minister of Education to ensure that sex and relationship education guidance for schools is inclusive and covers LGBTQ+ relationships and transgender identities; and calls on the Executive to commit to equality, respect and human rights for all sections of our society in its actions, words and deeds.
09/11/2020Ms Emma Sheerin; Mr John O'Dowd; Ms Karen Mullan; Mr Colm Gildernew
Private Members' Motion Childcare

That this Assembly recognises the important contribution that childcare and early learning providers, whether independent, social enterprises, charities or individual childminders, make to our economy; acknowledges the role that childcare plays in supporting women’s access to the labour market and the role of early years provision in addressing educational disadvantage; further acknowledges the dedication of many businesses and workers who have provided, and continue to provide, childcare for key workers, those unable to work from home and vulnerable children throughout the pandemic; supports the need for timely access to COVID-19 testing for those working with children in the event of contact with a positive case; and calls on the Minister of Education and the Minister of Health to work together, in line with the Children's Services Co-Operation Act (Northern Ireland) 2015 to deliver a package of support that ensures continuing viability within this sector.
06/11/2020Ms Karen Mullan; Mr Colm Gildernew; Ms Órlaithí Flynn; Mr Pat Sheehan; Dr Caoimhe Archibald
Private Members' Motion Autism Services (Revised Wording)

That this Assembly recognises the impact COVID-19 has on autistic people and their families, as outlined in the National Autistic Society Left Stranded report; stresses that services for those with complex and high support needs were already dangerously low before the COVID-19 outbreak and the pandemic has reduced care provision further; notes, therefore, the disproportionate impact on those who require high levels of support; highlights the importance of recognising that services have not resumed fully or, in some cases, partially in respect of children’s and adult’s respite services and day service provision; acknowledges that, in some areas, respite services are being used as temporary residential facilities due to the lack of such placements for those children and adults who cannot live at home; further notes the profound impact this lack of service provision is having on autistic people and carers’ mental health; and calls on the Minister of Health to outline his plans for the resumption of services and addressing the long-term lack of funding and planning in the area of children and adults’ residential and respite facilities.
03/11/2020Ms Paula Bradshaw; Ms Kellie Armstrong; Miss Rachel Woods; Mrs Pam Cameron; Mr Colin McGrath; Mr Alan Chambers; Mr Colm Gildernew
Private Members' Motion Hospitality and Tourism Rescue Plan

That this Assembly recognises that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many workers in the hospitality industry have lost, or are at risk of losing, their jobs; supports Unite the Union’s Hospitality and Tourism Rescue Plan; acknowledges the urgent need to adopt and implement the measures outlined in the plan, which are to provide a sector-specific job retention scheme, provide adequate sick pay and routine testing, establish a plan to retain workers, establish a hospitality commission working between employer, union and government, and ensure that financial support is conditional on employers committing to improve the terms, conditions and pay of workers; considers that Unite the Union’s plan encapsulates the magnitude of effort, commitment, collaboration and investment that is required from government in order to secure the survival and subsequent thriving of the hospitality and tourism sectors; and calls on both the UK Government and Northern Ireland Executive to back this plan and engage with Unite the Union to develop an implementation strategy for each element of the plan, which will be critical for protecting the livelihood of workers and businesses in the hospitality and tourism sectors.
03/11/2020Miss Rachel Woods; Mr Gerry Carroll
Private Members' Motion Brexit and Rights (Revised Wording)

That this Assembly is alarmed that human rights protections are being undermined as a result of Brexit; recognises the detrimental impact that the loss of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights has on citizens in areas such as children’s rights and workers’ rights including cross border workers; notes that the United Kingdom Internal Market Bill would undermine key elements of the Good Friday Agreement and the no diminution of rights principle; acknowledges the detrimental impact this would have on individuals denied access to an effective remedy for breaches of their human rights; and calls on the British Government to adhere to the no diminution principle in relation to human rights.
02/11/2020Ms Emma Sheerin; Ms Emma Rogan; Mr Philip McGuigan; Ms Jemma Dolan
Private Members' Motion Cycling Infrastructure

That this Assembly notes the benefits of cycling in relation to reducing CO2 emissions, improving air quality and personal health and fitness; recognises that the number of cycling journeys remains well behind the 2025 targets set in the Bicycle Strategy for Northern Ireland; highlights that there has been systemic underfunding of cycling infrastructure across Northern Ireland for many years; further notes that Northern Ireland is increasingly falling behind in terms of cycling infrastructure relative to other administrations across the UK and Ireland; emphasises that the Department for Infrastructure and local authorities must be sufficiently resourced and work together to build better cycling infrastructure across the whole of Northern Ireland; calls on the Minister for Infrastructure to commit to spending at least £10 per person per year on cycling infrastructure for the remainder of this mandate, starting in 2021/22; and further calls on the Minister to increase the powers of the walking and cycling champion as head of a permanent, separate funding and inspectorate body, empowered to provide funding to build segregated cycle lanes and other cycling infrastructure that comply with defined best practice, and to promote the goals of Northern Ireland’s bicycle and greenway strategies.
23/10/2020Mr Andrew Muir; Mr John Blair; Mr Chris Lyttle
Private Members' Motion Independent Infrastructure Commission

That this Assembly notes with concern the unspent capital monies surrendered at financial year end, alongside a failure to utilise capital borrowing powers as a result of an inability to deliver major capital projects on time; affirms the need to build back better by investing in our infrastructure to enable a sustainable and just recovery which aids jobs growth and protects our environment; further notes the multiplier effects that well-planned infrastructure investment can have on growth; highlights that the current interest-rate environment provides an opportune time to invest; agrees with the findings of the Ministerial Advisory Panel on Infrastructure, released on 12 October 2020, and with the Public Accounts Committee report into Major Capital Projects, released on 22 October 2020; and calls on the First Minister and deputy First Ministers to bring forward proposals for consultation on the establishment of an independent infrastructure commission, replacing the Strategic Investment Board, with new statutory powers to develop a cross-departmental, medium to long-term investment strategy for Northern Ireland, together with overseeing and promoting the delivery of major capital projects under the remit of the Northern Ireland public sector.
23/10/2020Mr Andrew Muir; Mr Stewart Dickson; Mr John Blair
Private Members' Motion Supporting Students

That this Assembly acknowledges the extremely difficult year students have had as a result of COVID-19; recognises that this has been particularly stressful for first year students who have faced uncertainty about examinations and results; understands that their first year of college or university should have been an enjoyable and exciting experience, but has been disrupted as they face challenges in engaging fully in their courses; and calls on the Minister for the Economy to explore, with colleges, universities and student representatives, how best to protect student learning, mental health and wellbeing and how to support students in overcoming financial barriers.
23/10/2020Dr Caoimhe Archibald; Mr John O'Dowd; Ms Karen Mullan; Ms Órlaithí Flynn
Private Members' Motion Just Treatment for Workers Who Lose Their Jobs

That this Assembly recognises that an unprecedented number of workers have lost, or are at risk of losing, their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic; acknowledges that workers who lose their jobs should be entitled to fair compensation and due process; agrees that the age discrimination which exists in terms of redundancy pay is unfair and should be ended; believes that employers should adhere to the normal collective redundancy consultation processes; is concerned that some employers are using the COVID-19 crisis to bypass collective redundancy consultation processes and are adopting a fire and rehire approach to re-employ workers on less advantageous terms and conditions; and calls on the Minister for the Economy to bring forward legislation that strengthens redundancy protections for workers and ensures they have fair compensation for their period of employment.
15/10/2020Dr Caoimhe Archibald; Mr John O'Dowd; Ms Jemma Dolan
Private Members' Motion Increasing Health Service Capacity

That this Assembly recognises the importance of increasing preparedness across local health and social care to meet COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 pressures during the winter months and into spring next year; stresses that additional financial allocations must be used strategically to add value, build resilience and expand capacity in our health service; emphasises specifically the need to increase inpatient bed capacity for care and treatment of both COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 patients; supports, moreover, an ambitious approach to expediting staff recruitment to address rising levels of absence across health and social care trusts; notes that such steps will be integral to ensuring the rebuilding of vital, routine health services can continue at pace as we learn to coexist with the virus; and calls on the Minister of Health to outline what further measures he will take, or seek from the Executive, to increase rapidly health service capacity in order to address immediate and medium-term demand arising from COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 pressures.
13/10/2020Mrs Pam Cameron; Mr Gary Middleton; Mr Paul Givan; Mr Jonathan Buckley; Mr Alex Easton
Private Members' Motion Supporting Schools

That this Assembly recognises the dedication shown by all our teachers and school staff throughout the Education Restart Programme; notes the challenges faced by school principals, teachers and staff in managing pupil and staff safety during the current health crisis; acknowledges the detrimental impact that gaps in support, resources and guidance is having on the wellbeing of school principals, teachers and staff; and calls on the Minister of Education to engage immediately with school principals and their representatives to identify and address urgently those gaps in support, resources and guidance.
12/10/2020Ms Karen Mullan; Mr Pat Sheehan; Mr Seán Lynch
Private Members' Motion Appointment of Head of the Civil Service

That this Assembly respects the independence and impartiality of the Northern Ireland Civil Service; recognises the importance of having an administration which is politically neutral and free from partisan interference; re-states its endorsement of the Nolan Principles and is of the view that, with any role in public service, the best candidate should get the job on merit; expresses its disappointment and frustration at the failure to appoint a new Head of the Civil Service and the urgency now required in appointing one; and calls on the First Minister and deputy First Minister to remove themselves from the process of appointing the Head of the Civil Service so that the system, which exists in all neighbouring jurisdictions, of independent and apolitical appointment can be restored and an appointment made solely on merit without further delay.
09/10/2020Mr Andrew Muir; Mr Stewart Dickson
Private Members' Motion Maintaining and Promoting the Rule of Law

That this Assembly reaffirms its commitment to non-violence and exclusively peaceful and democratic means; highlights that Assembly Members are duty bound to support the rule of law unequivocally in word and deed and to support all efforts to uphold it; condemns the repeated and serious failure by Mr Gerry Kelly MLA to uphold these principles; notes that this has included the use of bolt cutters to unlawfully evade parking enforcement, participation in the funeral of Bobby Storey in breach of COVID-19 regulations on public gatherings and a social media post glorifying the illegal and violent escape by IRA prisoners from the Maze Prison in 1983; believes such conduct is unbefitting of a representative of either the Assembly or Northern Ireland Policing Board and must have repercussions; stresses the overriding need to restore public confidence; and calls on the Minister of Justice to exercise immediately powers conferred under Schedule 1 Paragraph 9 (1) of the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000 to remove Mr Gerry Kelly as a member of the Policing Board.
06/10/2020Mr Mervyn Storey; Mr Trevor Clarke; Mr Thomas Buchanan; Mr Paul Givan; Mr Paul Frew; Mr Gordon Dunne
Private Members' Motion Rehabilitation Services and Pain Clinics

That this Assembly notes that demand for rehabilitation services and pain clinics has risen during the COVID-19 crisis; commends physiotherapists on their ability to adapt and move their services online; recognises that online provision is not appropriate for many people with long-term conditions; expresses concern that a recent survey showed that more than half of people with multiple sclerosis who felt their symptoms had deteriorated during the pandemic, felt that a lack of specialist support had contributed to this; further recognises the benefits of co-ordinated multidisciplinary rehabilitation and pain management services; and calls on the Minister of Health to commit to a comprehensive rehabilitation plan, including an assurance that the provision of rehabilitation services and pain clinics will be protected and enhanced through the pandemic and beyond.
06/10/2020Ms Paula Bradshaw; Mr Stewart Dickson
Private Members' Motion Workers’ Rights

That this Assembly notes the commitment in New Decade, New Approach to a future Programme for Government with an enhanced focus on workers’ rights; acknowledges the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on working conditions, incomes and security of tenure; deplores that an adequate local recovery and financial assistance scheme has not provided protection for workers, forcing low income staff to choose between their economic and health interests; calls on the Minister for the Economy, immediately, to bring forward a recovery plan that will protect workers and businesses locally from the economic shock of COVID-19 and Brexit; and further calls on the Minister to bring forward urgently legislation that will strengthen workers’ rights, including a right to work from home where possible, a right to affordable childcare, a right to flexible work, enhanced rights for parental leave and a right to protective equipment supplied by their employer during COVID-19 or any future pandemic.
06/10/2020Ms Sinead McLaughlin; Mr Colin McGrath
Private Members' Motion Cycling and Road Safety

That this Assembly recognises the health, environmental, societal and economic benefits of cycling and the need for greater promotion of cycling for commuting, travel and leisure purposes; further recognises that road safety is a serious concern for many who cycle; acknowledges that these concerns need to be addressed in order to successfully encourage the greater uptake of cycling; and calls on the Minister for Infrastructure to recognise that safety concerns are one of the biggest deterrents to cycling and to commit to explore fully ways to address this vital issue, including increasing the prevalence of cycling-only infrastructure, improving current infrastructure, reviewing, updating and strengthening the highway code on cycling safety issues, increasing awareness of cyclist safety issues, and working to cultivate a greater respect for all road users.
01/10/2020Mr Philip McGuigan; Mr Cathal Boylan; Ms Martina Anderson
Private Members' Motion Urgent Action to Tackle Plastic Pollution

That this Assembly recognises the urgent need to reduce waste and move towards a circular economy; notes with deep concern the increased plastic pollution arising from the COVID-19 pandemic and the vast amount of plastic face masks, gloves, bottles and food packaging that will end up in landfill or dumped in our oceans; further notes the devastating impact that plastics have on our environment, ecosystems and marine life; further recognises the role of producer responsibility in addressing plastic pollution; supports the important role that education and public awareness campaigns can play in highlighting the problem; and calls on the Executive to identify and implement urgent actions across all Departments to reduce the use of single-use plastics, across the economy and society as a whole, and to promote the use of eco-friendly alternatives.
29/09/2020Miss Rachel Woods; Ms Clare Bailey; Mr Jim Wells; Mr Trevor Lunn; Ms Kellie Armstrong; Mr William Irwin
Private Members' Motion First Do No Harm Report of the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review

That this Assembly agrees the importance and value of the First Do No Harm report of the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review and its recommendations; acknowledges the Minister of Health’s apology to women and families affected by Primodos, sodium valproate and transvaginal mesh; further acknowledges that human rights law protects the right of everyone to have the highest attainable standard of physical and mental care; recognises the links between avoidable harm, the autonomy of patients and informed consent in these female-related healthcare scandals; further recognises shortfalls in the existing services for women who have been harmed as a result of transvaginal mesh, in particular the full and safe removal of mesh implants; notes the need for redress schemes for those patients affected by these healthcare scandals; and calls on the Minister of Health to bring forward proposals, in line with the report's recommendations that fall within the remit of the Assembly, including consideration of the establishment of an independent patient safety commissioner.
28/09/2020Ms Órlaithí Flynn; Mr Colm Gildernew; Dr Caoimhe Archibald; Ms Linda Dillon; Ms Emma Sheerin
Private Members' Motion The Arts and Creative Industries

That this Assembly acknowledges the importance of the arts and creative industries sectors, both to life in Northern Ireland and to our local economy; recognises that an estimated 8,000 people are employed within the arts and creative industries sectors, many of whom are self-employed; further recognises that many arts venues may be forced to close and jobs will be lost if a support package is not secured; notes a Barnett consequential of £33 million arose on 5 July 2020 as a result of the UK Government support package of £1.57 billion to protect the arts sector during the COVID-19 pandemic; expresses disappointment that this money has not been allocated to these sectors; and calls on the Minister of Finance to work urgently with Executive colleagues to put a rescue package in place to preserve our arts sector and creative industries.
23/09/2020Mr Mike Nesbitt; Mr John Stewart
Private Members' Motion Centenary of the Foundation of Northern Ireland

That this Assembly recognises the significance of the centenary of the foundation of Northern Ireland in 2021; highlights that this is an unrivalled opportunity to reflect on the past as well as build for the future, celebrating the heritage, people, places and products of Northern Ireland; welcomes the Prime Minister’s commitment to establish a Centenary Forum and a Centenary Historical Advisory Panel to assist preparations and raise national and international awareness; urges the UK Government to provide appropriate funding for the celebrations as committed in New Decade New Approach; supports a substantive and inclusive programme of local events and investments that benefits all communities and provides a physical legacy; notes that this should include recognition of all centenarians, through a £1,000 gift, and a baby box for every child born in 2021; and calls on the First and deputy First Minister to make an urgent statement on the Executive’s plans to mark the centenary.
15/09/2020Mr Jonathan Buckley; Mr Paul Givan; Mr William Humphrey
Private Members' Motion Implications of the United Kingdom Internal Market Bill for Devolved Powers and International Agreements

That this Assembly expresses its deep concern that the United Kingdom Internal Market Bill empowers the British Government to breach legally binding international treaties; opposes any attempt by the British Government to override the democratic operation of this Assembly; believes that the United Kingdom Internal Market Bill represents an unprecedented threat to the Good Friday Agreement; maintains that unfettered access is best achieved through negotiations, agreement and implementation of these agreements rather than unilateral and unlawful action; and reiterates that the British Government is legally bound to implement in full the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland.
15/09/2020Ms Martina Anderson; Dr Caoimhe Archibald; Mr Pat Sheehan; Mr Seán Lynch
Private Members' Motion Support for Debenhams Workers

That this Assembly notes with great concern the treatment of Debenhams workers in the Republic of Ireland since the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, when 1,400 workers were laid off after the parent company announced in April 2020 that it would no longer support the Irish subsidiary; acknowledges that this move has denied many workers adequate redundancy packages in an unjust way, especially coming from such a sizeable company; agrees that workers must not be made to unfairly shoulder the burden of payment for this crisis; offers its solidarity and full support to the Debenhams workers who have protested, campaigned, taken strike action and occupied premises in order to fight for jobs and proper treatment; and supports their demands for enhanced redundancies and fair treatment.
14/09/2020Mr Gerry Carroll
Private Members' Motion Soft Opt-Out Organ Donation System

That this Assembly understands the urgent need to increase the number of organ donations with 140 patients, including children, waiting for an organ transplant as of June 2020; commends the 47 per cent of the population who have opted in to the Organ Donor Register while acknowledging the low levels of organ donation here compared to other jurisdictions; recognises the potential for a soft opt-out organ donation system to increase the number of people on the Organ Donor Register and that, according to the British Heart Foundation, a soft opt-out system is supported by 70 per cent of people locally; further commends the tireless work done by organ donation campaigners; acknowledges the Department of Health's commitment to progress a soft opt-out organ donation bill; and calls on the Minister of Health to bring forward immediately the public consultation on a soft opt-out organ donation system.
07/09/2020Mr Colm Gildernew; Mr Pat Sheehan; Ms Órlaithí Flynn
Private Members' Motion COVID-19 Economic Recovery

That this Assembly is deeply concerned at the impact COVID-19 has had on the Northern Ireland economy; recognises the huge challenges that lie ahead; notes the measures that have been taken by Executive Departments in response to COVID-19; is disappointed that, despite the Department for the Economy running significant underspends in allocated resources, many businesses and individuals did not receive any support over the past number of months; further notes the absence of a detailed COVID-19-related economic strategy and associated programmes; calls on the Minister for the Economy, in conjunction with the Minister for Communities and others, to develop urgently, and bring to the Executive, a comprehensive COVID-19 economic plan, including support for strategic sectors and specific interventions covering areas such as redundancy support, reskilling, apprenticeships, youth employment, Green New Deal and measures to assist those in Northern Ireland who have been excluded from assistance to date; and further calls on the Minister for the Economy to lobby the UK Government to extend the furlough scheme.
02/09/2020Mr Stewart Dickson; Mr Andrew Muir
Private Members' Motion Kickstart Scheme

That this Assembly notes the opening of the UK Government`s Kickstart Scheme on 2 September 2020 to companies in England, Scotland and Wales to support 16-24 year-olds who are claiming Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment; recognises the plight of companies and individuals who have not been able to avail of any government support through the course of the COVID-19 pandemic; further recognises the greater level of reliance on the furlough scheme by companies across all sectors in Northern Ireland than in other regions of the United Kingdom; calls on the Minister for the Economy to put an equivalent scheme in place for 16-24 year-olds in Northern Ireland; and further calls on the Minister for the Economy to detail what plans will be in place to support companies and individuals who have not been able to access government financial support measures and mitigate the impact of the ending of the furlough scheme.
02/09/2020Dr Steve Aiken; Mr John Stewart; Mr Andy Allen
Private Members' Motion Remarks by Mr Justice McAlinden

That this Assembly notes the clear findings by Justice McAlinden that the deputy First Minister disrespected the rule of law in thwarting progress on the victims’ pension; recalls the binding requirement in the ministerial Pledge of Office to support the rule of law unequivocally in word and deed; and accordingly calls on the deputy First Minister to resign.
21/08/2020Mr Jim Allister
Private Members' Motion Rail Network Deficit in the North West

That this Assembly notes the deficit of the rail network in the North West; acknowledges that the current railway line between Great Victoria Street and Waterside Train Station has gained significant passenger numbers over the years and would greatly benefit from an improved and upgraded service; further notes the successful expansion of the rail network to underserved regions in other countries such as Scotland; reasserts the importance of public transport in tackling carbon emissions and achieving a just transition to a greener economy and society; and calls on the Minister for Infrastructure to ensure that improving the current rail network west of the Bann, as well as exploring ways to extend the line further, is a critical part of her Department's strategy in improving rail connectivity locally moving forward; and further calls on the Minister to engage proactively with her counterpart Minister Eamon Ryan in improving cross-border rail connectivity.
21/07/2020Ms Martina Anderson; Ms Karen Mullan; Mr Cathal Boylan
Private Members' Motion Road Safety and Wire Rope Barriers

That this Assembly is committed to road safety for all road users; and calls on the Minister for Infrastructure to engage with motorcyclists, through the Motorcycle Action Group UK, road safety experts and engineers to agree an alternative to wire rope barriers for roads in Northern Ireland.
21/07/2020Ms Kellie Armstrong; Miss Rachel Woods
Private Members' Motion Restrictive Intervention and Seclusion of Children and Young People with Additional Needs

That this Assembly expresses concern at the lack of up to date standardised guidance from the Department of Education on the use of restrictive intervention and seclusion on children and young people with additional needs, including those with physical or learning disabilities; and calls on the Minister of Education to introduce, in partnership with teachers, parents and all other relevant stakeholders, up to date guidance on therapeutic-based positive behaviour strategies; and further calls on the Minister to fund mandatory training on this approach for all staff working directly with children and young people and mandatory recording and reporting of all incidents of restrictive intervention and seclusion.
10/07/2020Mr Chris Lyttle; Ms Karen Mullan; Mr Robbie Butler; Ms Cara Hunter; Mr Daniel McCrossan; Mr Pat Catney; Mr Justin McNulty; Mr Gerry Carroll; Mrs Pam Cameron; Miss Rachel Woods; Ms Claire Sugden
Private Members' Motion Letting Fees

That this Assembly notes with concern that, despite judgement in the Paul Loughran v Piney Rentals Limited and F5 Property Limited case in 2017, and the Joint Ministerial Communiqué of 5 March 2020, the continued practice of charging unlawful letting fees highlights the need for strong legislation to ensure this unlawful practice is stopped; and calls on the Minister of Finance and the Minister for Communities to work together to bring such legislation forward.
01/07/2020Ms Kellie Armstrong; Mr Andrew Muir
Private Members' Motion No Confidence in the deputy First Minister

That this Assembly, having regard to the obligations imposed by The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020; the public exhortations of the Executive to adhere to the COVID-19 restrictions, without exception; and the attendance and conduct of the deputy First Minister at the funeral of Bobby Storey in Belfast on 30 June 2020, has no confidence in the deputy First Minister and calls on her to resign.
01/07/2020Mr Jim Allister
Private Members' Motion Private Rented Sector Housing

That this Assembly recognises the disproportionate impact of the current COVID-19 crisis on people living in the private rented sector; further recognises the extent to which this reaffirms the unsuitability of the sector in providing a permanent solution for those who are homeless; and calls on the Minister for Communities to review the private rented sector, and to ensure that the regulation, standards and affordability of the sector are substantially improved before actively pursuing any policy of discharging the statutory duty owed to homeless people by housing them in this sector.
01/07/2020Ms Kellie Armstrong; Mr Stewart Dickson; Ms Paula Bradshaw
Private Members' Motion Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Protests

That this Assembly is deeply concerned at the manner in which members of the Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities were treated by the PSNI for attending socially distanced protests in support of the Black Lives Matter movement in Belfast and the North West on 6 June 2020, including the issuing of fines and cautions; notes that human rights organisations, including Amnesty International and the Committee on the Administration of Justice, have expressed serious concern about policing on the day; further notes the disproportionate police approach compared with other gatherings, events, and instances at workplaces where minimal levels of social distancing occurred; expresses its opposition to any prosecution of, or recriminations for, Black, Asian and ethnic minority activists and others attending these protests; and calls for the fines issued to be rescinded and for a review of policing at Black Lives Matter events.
18/06/2020Mr Gerry Carroll
Private Members' Motion Holiday Hunger

That this Assembly notes the negative impact of the current public health crisis on the circumstances of thousands of families across Northern Ireland, particularly those already struggling financially; accepts that the provision of free school meals is a responsibility for the Department of Education during term time only; and calls on the Executive to introduce a scheme to tackle holiday hunger consistent with the outcomes-based approach of the draft Programme for Government Framework and its purpose of 'improving wellbeing for all - by tackling disadvantage, and driving economic growth'.
16/06/2020Mr Mike Nesbitt; Mr Robbie Butler
Private Members' Motion Timetable for Resumption of Non-COVID-19 Health Services

That this Assembly supports a sensible and staged scaling-up of non-COVID-19 health and social care services; notes with deep concern that each day that diagnosis, treatment or surgery is delayed, the prognosis worsens for patients with serious illnesses, including cancer, whilst curtailing plans by those accessing fertility services to start a family; acknowledges the importance of ensuring that every COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 patient is treated fairly and equitably as extra health and social care capacity engaged by the pandemic response becomes available; and calls on the Minister of Health to bring forward a clear timetable for the return of non-COVID-19 health services as a matter of urgency.
09/06/2020Mrs Pam Cameron; Mr Alex Easton
Private Members' Motion Re-opening of Schools and Unregulated Transfer Tests

That this Assembly recognises the unprecedented impact the COVID-19 global pandemic is having on the education of our children and young people; commends the invaluable contribution made by teachers and school leaders who have provided vital service, selflessly, throughout this pandemic by continuing to educate our children remotely as well as caring for the children of our key-workers; believes that any re-opening of schools should be based on scientific and medical advice consistent with that provided by World Health Organisation and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control; agrees that the use of unregulated transfer tests by grammar schools should be suspended for this year and then abolished; calls on the Minister of Education to engage and consult extensively with education stakeholders as well as parents and young people in advance of the re-opening of schools, and to prioritise the education and emotional well-being of all our children and young people in the new academic year.
03/06/2020Ms Karen Mullan; Mr Maolíosa McHugh; Ms Liz Kimmins
Private Members' Motion Proposed Increase of Checks on Goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland

That this Assembly notes the proposals to increase checks on goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland after the United Kingdom leaves the European Union; expresses concern at the impediment that increased checks will place on supply chains within the United Kingdom’s internal market; expresses further concern at the challenges these proposals pose to the Belfast Agreement and the principle of consent; and calls on the UK Government and the European Union to make a clear statement at the earliest opportunity committing to Northern Ireland having continued and unfettered access within the UK internal market, in advance of the 1 July 2020 deadline for agreeing an extension to the Brexit transition period.
02/06/2020Dr Steve Aiken
Private Members' Motion Supporting Health and Social Care Workers and our Approach to the COVID-19 Pandemic

That this Assembly recognises the unprecedented nature of the COVID-19 crisis and the stress it has placed on our entire society, economy and health and social care services; praises the heroic efforts of all our front-line health and social care workers who have provided vital support across acute care services and within our communities; believes that our passage through the COVID-19 pandemic must be guided by science and international best practice as advised by the World Health Organisation and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control; further recognises that all our frontline health and social care services and workers must be equipped with adequate and suitable Personal Protection Equipment; agrees that extensive case finding, testing, tracing and isolation is the optimum strategy; acknowledges that the island of Ireland, as a single epidemiological unit as recognised in "Coronavirus: Executive Approach to Decision Making", requires integrated, all-island responses to the COVID-19 virus; and calls on the Minister of Health to ensure that these principles guide our approach to the COVID-19 pandemic.
02/06/2020Mr Colm Gildernew; Ms Órlaithí Flynn; Mr Pat Sheehan; Ms Linda Dillon
Private Members' Motion Troubles-Related Incident Victims' Payment Scheme

That this Assembly notes the Troubles-related incident Victims’ Payment Scheme did not open for applications as scheduled on 29 May 2020; recognises the deep hurt this delay has caused to Troubles victims injured through no fault of their own; and calls on the First Minister and deputy First Minister to fulfil their duty without further delay and appoint a lead Department to take forward this scheme, appoint the Victims' Payments Board and resolve the funding issues.
01/06/2020Mr Doug Beattie; Mr Mike Nesbitt
Private Members' Motion Paediatric Pathology

That this Assembly recognises the collapse of the regional perinatal and paediatric pathology service in January 2019; notes the replacement service at Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Liverpool; acknowledges the anguish and trauma for parents who have to travel to Liverpool to access these services; and calls on the Minister of Health to engage with his counterpart in Dublin to develop an all-island paediatric pathology service.
18/03/2020Mr Colm Gildernew; Mr Pat Sheehan; Ms Órlaithí Flynn
Private Members' Motion Challenge to Business Posed by the COVID-19 Pandemic

That this Assembly recognises the challenges posed to business by the Covid-19 pandemic; notes the measures being put in place in Great Britain to offer relief to businesses there; and calls on the Minister of Finance to outline the support he will offer to put in place to support businesses in Northern Ireland.
16/03/2020Dr Steve Aiken; Mr John Stewart
Private Members' Motion Pregnancy and Maternity Rights: The Law and Good Practice (revised wording)

That this Assembly acknowledges the inequalities that exist for pregnant women in the workplace, as identified in in the 2016 report by the Equality Commission entitled Pregnancy and Maternity Rights: The Law and Good Practice, and in the 2019 Industrial Tribunal decision in Gruzdaite v McGrane Nurseries Ltd; and calls on the Minister for the Economy to recognise the model maternity policy set out in the 2016 report and to bring forward regulations that will ensure equality of opportunity for women in the workplace.
16/03/2020Ms Linda Dillon; Ms Sinéad Ennis; Ms Emma Sheerin; Ms Jemma Dolan
Private Members' Motion Social Security Support during the COVID-19 Pandemic

That this Assembly calls on the Minister for Communities to introduce measures to ensure that no one in receipt of support from the social security system will be adversely affected during any period of social isolation arising from the Covid-19 pandemic.
16/03/2020Mr Andy Allen; Mr Robbie Butler
Private Members' Motion Housing Waiting List

That this Assembly declares that the increasing number of people on the housing waiting list constitutes an emergency; notes that a substantial number of those on the waiting list are in housing stress or assessed as homeless; apologises to the public for the failure to restore devolution to deal with this crisis sooner; calls on the Executive to bring forward a strategy for the release of appropriate public land and investment in infrastructure to allow a programme of new build social and affordable housing to begin; and further calls on the Minister for Communities to set, and implement urgently, a radically ambitious target for new build housing in line with New Decade, New Approach.
10/03/2020Mr Mark Durkan; Mrs Dolores Kelly
Private Members' Motion Work Life Balance

That this Assembly recognises the demanding nature of today’s labour market and the impact that this has on the quality of life of workers and their families; acknowledges that workers and families need adequate balance between work and family life; calls on the Minister for the Economy to bring forward legislation to enact the European Union’s Work Life Balance Directive, and to ban zero-hours contracts and replace them with banded-hours contracts; and further calls on the Minister for the Economy to develop legislation that allows employees the statutory right to disconnect, as identified by the Financial Services Union, and prevent undue demands being placed on workers outside their contractual working hours to ensure a work life balance.
10/03/2020Ms Jemma Dolan; Dr Caoimhe Archibald; Mr John O'Dowd; Mr Colm Gildernew
Private Members' Motion Citizens' Rights after EU Exit

That this Assembly acknowledges the obligations and commitments set out in the Protocol to the Withdrawal Agreement, entitled Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland; and calls on the Executive to ensure that arrangements are put in place to secure and level up to European standards on citizens’ rights, opportunities and benefits in the context of the future relationship with the European Union.
09/03/2020Dr Caoimhe Archibald; Mr Declan McAleer; Ms Martina Anderson; Ms Jemma Dolan
Private Members' Motion Academic Freedom

That this Assembly supports the principle of academic freedom; affirms its commitment to the right of all academic staff to question, test, and to put forward ideas; and calls on the Minister for the Economy to reiterate that legitimate inquiry, scholarship and the ability of all academic staff, of Queen's University, Belfast and other academic institutions, to conduct research, teach, speak, and publish without interference, must be protected and maintained.
05/03/2020Dr Caoimhe Archibald; Mr John O'Dowd; Ms Martina Anderson
Private Members' Motion Coronavirus Relief Fund

That this Assembly recognises the significant financial pressure that low paid workers, people in precarious employment, people employed on zero-hour contracts, and micro and small businesses will face if they or their staff have to self-isolate as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19); and calls on the Executive to engage with the British Government to determine how to provide financial assistance for those workers and their families affected by coronavirus, and to ensure that they are able to access sickness or other relevant payments.
05/03/2020Mr John O'Dowd; Dr Caoimhe Archibald; Ms Jemma Dolan; Mr Colm Gildernew
Private Members' Motion Illegal Landfill at Mobuoy Road (revised wording)

This Assembly recognises the Mobuoy dump site as an environmental disaster and, as one of the largest illegal dump sites in Europe, is a stain on our environmental record; calls on the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs to establish, within this calendar year, an independent public inquiry into the illegal dump at Mobuoy the remit of which should include planning and environmental policy failures, waste crime, the economic and social impact on the local community, and the impact on the local environment; and further calls on the Minister to produce and lay before the Assembly, within two months, a written report detailing the regulatory, governance and legal reforms implemented following the publication of the Mills Review as well as publishing a statement on the actions taken by his Department to secure the necessary finance and the resources required to clear and restore the site within a reasonable timescale.
03/03/2020Ms Martina Anderson; Ms Karen Mullan; Mr Philip McGuigan; Mr Declan McAleer
Private Members' Motion Updating Fair Employment Legislation

That this Assembly acknowledges the diversity of society and the outdated binary definition of community background currently used when gathering monitoring data; and calls on the Executive Office to work with the Minister of Finance to review and update the Fair Employment (Monitoring) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999 to include monitoring of the workforce using the groups identified in Section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998.
03/03/2020Ms Kellie Armstrong
Private Members' Motion Referenda on Clauses 8 and 9 of the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill 2019

That this Assembly notes with concern that clauses 8 and 9 of the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill 2019 were passed with minimal Parliamentary scrutiny and and no consultation whatsoever with the Northern Ireland electorate; further notes that these clauses represent major social policy changes which should only have been considered after extensive consultation; and calls for referenda to be held on Clauses 8 and 9 to give the people of Northern Ireland an opportunity to express their opinion on this fundamental change in the status of marriage and the life of the unborn child.
28/02/2020Mr Jim Wells
Private Members' Motion Climate Crisis

That this Assembly recognises the threat of climate crisis to the global population and biodiversity; notes the particularly detrimental impact that the burning of fossil fuels has on the rate of carbon emissions and air pollution; further recognises that fracking, as a method of fossil fuel extraction, is deeply unpopular, unnecessary, and unsafe for the environment and our communities; and calls on the Minister for the Economy not to grant future licenses for onshore or offshore fracking.
26/02/2020Mr Gerry Carroll
Private Members' Motion Loneliness and Isolation Strategy

That this Assembly recognises the impact that loneliness and social isolation can have on a person’s physical and mental health; and calls on the Minister for Communities to explore development of a loneliness and social isolation strategy for Northern Ireland, underpinned by the necessary funding.
25/02/2020Ms Sinéad Bradley; Mr Mark Durkan; Mrs Dolores Kelly; Mr Justin McNulty
Private Members' Motion Community Bus Permit

That this Assembly recognises the importance of community transport for addressing social isolation, decreasing dependence on private vehicles and providing equal access to vital opportunities and services; notes the increased frustration among the public with ongoing financial constraints, as well as a desire to improve transport services; and calls for the Department of Infrastructure to introduce a permit, similar to that in England, which allows permitted organisations to provide public transport by way of a local registered bus route, and to operate vehicles to provide a community bus service, without a view to profit.
17/02/2020Mr Seán Lynch; Mr Cathal Boylan; Ms Liz Kimmins; Ms Martina Anderson
Private Members' Motion Integrated Delivery of Department for Infrastructure Services

That this Assembly recognises the effects of a constrained budgetary environment on the Department for Infrastructure’s ability to deliver a number of key services such as grass cutting, street lighting repairs and gritting; further recognises the increasing public frustration with this situation; and calls on the Minister for Infrastructure to conduct a pilot, in cooperation with local councils and the Housing Executive, to identify potential areas for the delivery of these key services in an integrated, more efficient and effective manner.
17/02/2020Mr Cathal Boylan; Ms Martina Anderson; Ms Liz Kimmins
Private Members' Motion Flooded Farms in the Sperrins

That this Assembly recognises the devastation caused to farms in the Sperrins by severe flooding in August 2017; notes that farm businesses in Inishowen that were impacted by the same floods received funding under de minimis rules from the Irish Government; and calls on the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs to introduce hardship funding for farmers affected by flooding in the Sperrins.
14/02/2020Mr Declan McAleer; Dr Caoimhe Archibald; Ms Emma Sheerin
Private Members' Motion Safety of the A1 Dual Carrigeway

That this Assembly recognises the inadequacy of the current condition of the A1 dual carriageway in terms of road safety; is concerned about the frequency of accidents occurring at the gap junctions; understands the frustration felt by the public about the lack of action taken to address this significant deficit in road safety; and calls on the Minister for Infrastructure, once the public inquiry is complete, to progress urgently to the A1 Junctions Phase 2 Road Improvement Scheme.
14/02/2020Ms Liz Kimmins; Mr John O'Dowd; Mr Cathal Boylan; Ms Martina Anderson
Private Members' Motion Five Week Wait for Universal Credit

That this Assembly notes with concern the negative impact on claimants of the five week wait for the initial payment of Universal Credit; supports payment flexibility; and calls on the Minister for Communities to engage with the Department for Work and Pensions to amend the current payment schedule so that the first payment, covering the first half-monthly amount, is paid no later than three weeks after the initial claim.
11/02/2020Miss Rachel Woods; Mr Andy Allen
Private Members' Motion Ending the Defence of Reasonable Chastisement

That this Assembly recognises that children should have equal protection under the law, including protection against common assault; recognises the cross-cutting nature of the current legislation concerning the protection of children; and calls on the Executive to agree to end the defence of reasonable chastisement by introducing legislation to remove it from the Offences Against the Person Act 1861 and any relevant subsequent legislation.
10/02/2020Mr Chris Lyttle; Ms Kellie Armstrong
Private Members' Motion Paul Quinn

That this Assembly commends the family of the late Paul Quinn for their tenacity and courage in defending his reputation and in the pursuit of the truth in respect of his murder; deplores the behaviour of the Minister of Finance towards the family in making and persisting for years in false allegations; and calls on the Minister to consider his position.
07/02/2020Mr Jim Allister
Private Members' Motion Minibus Licenses

That this Assembly notes that updated guidance on driver licensing requirements for minibuses was issued by the Department for Infrastructure on 12 April 2018; further notes that this guidance fundamentally changes how people with grandfather driver licensing rights exercise those rights; notes that as a consequence of the updated guidance people here with grandfather rights are treated differently to people with the same rights in England, Scotland and Wales and that this change has been detrimental to the functions of schools, churches, charities and third sector organisations that seek to operate community transport; and calls on the Minister for Infrastructure to immediately review the guidance issued on 12 April 2018 and to confirm that people with grandfather rights here will be treated the same as people who hold grandfather rights in England Scotland and Wales.
06/02/2020Mr Seán Lynch; Mr Cathal Boylan
Private Members' Motion Regional Balance

That this Assembly acknowledges the stark regional disparities due to decades of under-investment west of the Bann and particularly in the North West; notes that New Decade, New Approach states that a top priority of the Executive will be to develop a regionally-balanced economy with opportunities for all; further notes the principles in New Decade, New Approach that the Programme for Government will reflect an outcomes-based approach to secure sustained improvement in well-being and economic growth, and that investment will be delivered at regional and sub-regional level on the basis of objective need in order to drive inclusive growth; further acknowledges that the key to delivering regional balance will be appropriate and effective measures to include employment rate by council area; acknowledges that the development and expansion of the Magee campus of Ulster University as committed to in New Decade, New Approach is vital as a driver for investment and the economic development of the North West; and calls on the Minister for the Economy to bring forward the proposals for new Economic/Industrial Strategy and the new Investment Strategy, and to commit to ensuring that these strategies will deliver on the above-mentioned priorities.
06/02/2020Dr Caoimhe Archibald; Mr John O'Dowd; Ms Karen Mullan; Ms Martina Anderson
Private Members' Motion A5 Western Transport Corridor Scheme

That this Assembly recognises the strategic importance of advancing the A5 Western Transport Corridor scheme; further recognises that the scheme will reduce deaths on our roads, increase investment and connectivity in the North West; notes the extreme frustration of the general public caused by constant delays to the scheme; and calls on the Minister for Infrastructure to work with her counterpart in the Irish Government to advance the scheme as soon as practically possible.
03/02/2020Mr Daniel McCrossan
Private Members' Motion Animal Cruelty Register

That this Assembly notes the increase in convictions for animal welfare offences; further notes the increase in the number of animals being seized by the Police Service of Northern Ireland as a result of reports of cruelty; calls on the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs and the Minister of Justice to introduce an animal cruelty register, which offenders should be compelled to sign; and further calls on both Ministers to work with the British and Irish Governments to introduce an all-island animal cruelty register.
03/02/2020Mr Patsy McGlone
Private Members' Motion Legacy Mechanisms

That this Assembly supports all innocent victims of the Troubles; recognises that the Historical Investigations Unit fails the Government`s own test to deliver legacy arrangements which are balanced, fair, equitable and proportionate, and should be abandoned; and calls on the First Minister and deputy First Minister to write to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland asking him to reconsider both the Stormont House Agreement legacy provisions and the commitments in New Decade, New Approach to publish and introduce legislation in the UK Parliament within 100 days to implement the Stormont House Agreement.
03/02/2020Mr Doug Beattie; Dr Steve Aiken; Mr Mike Nesbitt
Private Members' Motion Protection of the NHS

That this Assembly recognises that the NHS is our greatest asset; further recognises that people deeply value access to universal health care; and calls on the First Minister and deputy First Minister to write to the British Prime Minister setting out opposition to any attempt to privatise our health service in any trade deal.
03/02/2020Ms Sinéad Bradley
Private Members' Motion Reduction of the Voting Age to 16 Years

That this Assembly notes the recent moves to reduce the voting age to 16 years for local government elections in Scotland and Wales; commends the Scottish and Welsh Governments for enhancing democratic accountability and engagement with the democratic process; and mandates the First Minister and deputy First Minister to make representations to the Secretary of State to call for the devolution of powers to alter the franchise for local elections.
03/02/2020Mr Colin McGrath
Private Members' Motion Speed Limit Outside Schools

That this Assembly welcomes the Minister for Infrastructure’s commitment to active travel and public transport policies as a means of tackling the climate crisis and improving public health; recognises the action taken by the Department for Infrastructure to reduce speed limits outside a number of schools in urban areas; and calls on the Minister to give consideration to restricting speed limits to 20 miles per hour outside all schools in order to enhance safety and protect children.
03/02/2020Mrs Dolores Kelly; Mr Patsy McGlone
Private Members' Motion The Criminal Finances Act 2017

That this Assembly calls on the Minister of Justice to introduce the provisions contained in the Criminal Finances Act 2017 to Northern Ireland, starting with Unexplained Wealth Orders, to assist law enforcement agency investigations into criminality.
03/02/2020Mr Paul Givan; Mr Mervyn Storey
Private Members' Motion Unregulated Car Washes

That this Assembly calls on the Minister of Justice to an undertake an investigation into all aspects of unregulated car washes, including human trafficking, employee contracts and wages, planning, environmental concerns and health and safety, and that the report be undertaken and produced by experienced staff from all relevant statutory bodies.
03/02/2020Mr Robin Newton; Mr Gordon Dunne
Private Members' Motion Youth Assembly

That this Assembly recognises the invaluable contribution that young people have to make to our society; expresses its desire to enhance engagement with the democratic process; and calls on the First Minister and deputy First Minister to bring forward proposals for a Northern Ireland Youth Assembly.
03/02/2020Mr Colin McGrath; Mr Daniel McCrossan
Private Members' Motion Fair Employment and Treatment in Education

That this Assembly calls on the First Minister and deputy First Minister to repeal Article 71 of The Fair Employment and Treatment (Northern Ireland) Order 1998 and to work with the Department of Education to revise the policy and issue new guidance to reflect these legislative changes.
30/01/2020Mr Chris Lyttle; Ms Kellie Armstrong
Private Members' Motion Mental Health and Wellbeing in Primary and Post-Primary Education

That this Assembly recognises the importance of addressing wellbeing and resilience in both primary and post-primary education; notes the need for raising awareness of mental health as part of the curriculum; acknowledges that available research highlights pupils suffering poor mental health are more likely to talk to a peer rather than a teacher; and calls on the Minister of Education to review urgently the curriculum to ensure it supports young people in monitoring and maintaining their mental health, and to develop a peer-to-peer mentoring and support network in schools.
30/01/2020Mr Mike Nesbitt; Mr Robbie Butler
Private Members' Motion Small Independent Brewers in Northern Ireland

That this Assembly recognises the contribution made to the local economy by small independent brewers; notes the disadvantage they face due to the current inability to sell their products directly; and calls on the Minister for Communities to reform, urgently, the outdated licensing laws hindering the industry.
29/01/2020Mr John Stewart; Mr Doug Beattie
Private Members' Motion Farming and the Future Trading Deal

That this Assembly recognises the significant uncertainty faced by family farms and the wider agri-food industry as a result of our exit from the European Union; and calls on the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, working with Executive colleagues, to protect farm incomes and the agri-food industry in future negotiations and policies.
28/01/2020Mr Declan McAleer; Ms Emma Sheerin; Mr Philip McGuigan
Private Members' Motion Terminal Illness

That this Assembly welcomes the recommendation in the recently published review by Walter Rader that the six month life expectancy criteria be removed from the terminal illness rule; notes the work of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Terminal Illness Inquiry; and calls on the Minister for Communities to immediately bring forward legislation to remove the six month rule, provide guidance to health professionals and adopt a fairer definition of terminal illness.
22/01/2020Ms Kellie Armstrong; Ms Paula Bradshaw
Private Members' Motion Childcare for All

That this Assembly recognises the detrimental impact of expensive childcare costs for many parents, a problem deepened by the lack of public childcare facilities; calls for the immediate extension locally of the 30 hour free childcare provisions provided for preschool children in England, in a way which understands and addresses the flexibility required by parents and carers here; and further calls on the Minister for Education, alongside the Executive, to develop a review into the creation of a publicly owned national childcare agency aimed at ensuring free childcare for all who need it.
20/01/2020Mr Gerry Carroll
Private Members' Motion Corporation Tax

This Assembly believes that a reduction in the rate of corporation tax will have a negative impact on public finances by removing funds from the block grant and further facilitating race to the bottom style economics; and opposes any attempts to lower the rate of corporation tax.
20/01/2020Mr Gerry Carroll
Private Members' Motion Outsourcing of Benefits Systems

That this Assembly notes the widespread condemnation of the process of assessing Universal Credit and Personal Independence Payment claims; further notes the many issues highlighted by people who have gone through the process or who work to assist claimants; recognises that this process is carried out by private, outsourced organisations such as Capita and Atos, who should have no role in the assessment process; and calls on the Minister for Communities to bring these services fully in house and under public control.
20/01/2020Mr Gerry Carroll
Private Members' Motion Period Poverty

That this Assembly notes with concern the growing problem of period poverty; further notes that studies show that one in ten teenage girls has, at some point, been unable to afford sanitary products, and that people with medical conditions or naturally occurring heavier periods are at greater risk; acknowledges that the central cause is the wider societal issue of poverty; recognises the United Nations Human Rights Council Resolution 33/10 which states that sanitation is essential for the full enjoyment of the right to life and all other human rights; and resolves to ensure that free sanitary items are available in all government and public buildings, in order to alleviate the burden on women who struggle month to month.
20/01/2020Mr Gerry Carroll
Private Members' Motion Tuition Fees

That this Assembly recognises the important contribution higher education institutions make to the local economy; believes that a strong education system that is accessible, properly funded and lifelong is key to addressing major issues within the local economy; notes that there is a mental health crisis amongst students, with 78 per cent of students having mental health worries at university or college; further notes that according to a NUS-USI mental health survey financial concerns are one of the major drivers behind poor mental health amongst students with 70 per cent worried about future levels of debt; and calls on the Minister for the Economy to listen to the demand of representative bodies of students and academic staff and rule out increasing tuition fees and plunging students further into debt.
20/01/2020Mr Gerry Carroll
Private Members' Motion World Cancer Day 2020

That this Assembly recognises that cancer is Northern Ireland’s number one killer; further recognises that health care staff in Northern Ireland work extremely hard to support cancer patients throughout their journey; recognises the work undertaken on a new cancer strategy for Northern Ireland; looks forward to the implementation of the strategy recommendations; and supports World Cancer Day 2020.
20/01/2020Ms Paula Bradshaw; Mr Andrew Muir
Private Members' Motion Withdrawal from the EU

That this Assembly notes the concerns raised by cross-sectoral business leaders on potential barriers to trade and costs to consumers in Northern Ireland arising from the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill 2019-20 (the Bill); further notes the cross-party support for amendments to the Bill arising from those concerns; and calls on the UK Government, in pursuance of Article 6.2 of the Protocol on Ireland and Northern Ireland (the Protocol), to ensure unfettered access to Great Britain for businesses in Northern Ireland without tariffs, origin requirements, regulatory controls, dual authorisations or discrimination in the market, to ensure that enough time is provided for scrutiny by the Northern Ireland Assembly of any legislative text, including Statutory Instruments, that is intended to put this commitment into legislation, to publish an assessment at least every 12 months of the economic impact on businesses and consumers arising from the Protocol, which must include an analysis of the impact of any actual or proposed regulatory or trade policy divergence from EU law and regulations on Northern Ireland's position in the UK internal market, to publish an assessment at least every 12 months of the environmental impact arising from any divergence from EU law and regulations, to develop a mitigation package of funding and regulations to enable Northern Ireland consumers and businesses to negate the detrimental effects arising from the Protocol, and to ensure any future trade agreement has the support of the devolved administrations through a Legislative Consent Motion.
17/01/2020Mr Matthew O'Toole; Ms Sinead McLaughlin; Ms Kellie Armstrong; Ms Clare Bailey; Miss Rachel Woods; Dr Steve Aiken
Private Members' Motion Centenary of the Establishment of Northern Ireland

That this Assembly instructs the Speaker to invite Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to visit Parliament Buildings and address the Assembly to mark the centenary of the establishment of Northern Ireland and the first sitting of the Northern Ireland Parliament.
11/01/2020Mr Jim Allister; Mr Jim Wells; Dr Steve Aiken; Mr Roy Beggs; Mr Alan Chambers; Mrs Rosemary Barton
Private Members' Motion Maternity Strategy

That this Assembly calls on the Department of Health to conduct a review of maternity services to produce a new maternity strategy that should explore models that support continuity of care across antenatal, birth, and postnatal services for women; and calls for a joined-up and integrated approach with other public health strategies to ensure the Department of Health is working together with its partners to improve outcomes for women and their babies.
10/10/2019Ms Kellie Armstrong; Ms Paula Bradshaw
Private Members' Motion Coastal Erosion

That this Assembly notes the Baseline Study and Gap Analysis of Coastal Erosion Risk Management NI report; welcomes the report's priorities, which are to bring the understanding of coastal erosion in Northern Ireland to a level which is equivalent with the rest of the United Kingdom, to improve coastal erosion baseline for Northern Ireland, the delivery of a coordinated monitoring programme on coastal change, and collating, managing and making accessible key information and development of evolving robust coastal erosion vulnerability mapping; and calls on the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs to take lead responsibility and work collaborately with the Minister for Infrastructure to update the Bateman Formula and to bring forward legislation to reflect these priorities.
06/02/2019Ms Kellie Armstrong; Mr John Blair
Private Members' Motion Mobility as a Service Strategy

That this Assembly is committed to taking a more active role in the facilitation and development of an overall Mobility as a Service (Maas) strategy; and calls on the Minister for Infrastructure to work with the Department of Health and the Department for the Economy to ensure that MaaS is considered in the development of suitable legislation and policy objectives, and that MaaS evolves in ways that support the delivery of government’s societal and environmental policies.
09/01/2019Ms Kellie Armstrong; Mr John Blair
Private Members' Motion United Kingdom Supreme Court decision on Lee v Ashers Baking Co. Ltd

That this Assembly welcomes the unanimous decision of the United Kingdom Supreme Court in Lee v Ashers Baking Co. Ltd; notes the large public expenditure by the Equality Commission in support of the respondent and the flawed judgement of the Commission which has led to substantial loss of confidence in the Commission by many in the Christian community; and calls on the Chief Commissioner to resign.
10/10/2018Mr Jim Allister; Mr Jim Wells; Mr Thomas Buchanan
Private Members' Motion True Cost of Care

That this Assembly welcomes the recent report, entitled Power to People: Proposals to Reboot Adult Care and Support in NI, by Des Kelly and John Kennedy; commends the former Minister of Health for commissioning the report; recognises the contribution from all sectors to the development of the report; and calls on the Minister of Health to develop a true cost-of-care analysis as a starting piece to developing work on the report.
11/06/2018Mr Colm Gildernew; Ms Órlaithí Flynn; Mr Pat Sheehan
Private Members' Motion An Exhibition Space in Parliament Buildings

That this Assembly calls on the Assembly Commission to arrange for an exhibition space in Parliament Buildings where artwork and artefacts presently in storage could be put on permanent display.
11/05/2018Mr Jim Allister
Private Members' Motion Premature Babies

That this Assembly recognises the emotional and financial burden placed on parents caring for premature babies; and calls on the UK Government to extend statutory maternity and paternity leave and maternity benefit for mothers and fathers of babies born prematurely by the length of time between the actual delivery date of the baby and either the date the baby would have been delivered if full term or the date of the baby leaving hospital, whichever is later.
28/02/2018Ms Kellie Armstrong; Mr Stewart Dickson
Private Members' Motion Hyponatraemia-related Deaths - Statutory Duty of Candour

That this Assembly welcomes Mr Justice O'Hara's report entitled The Inquiry into Hyponatraemia-related Deaths; praises the perseverance and endurance of the bereaved parents in their search for truth and justice; notes the Department of Health announcement on 2 February 2018 that a dedicated team will be established to develop a detailed action plan in response to the 96 recommendations made in Mr Justice O'Hara's report; acknowledges Mr Justice O'Hara's first recommendation that a statutory duty of candour be enacted; and calls on the Minister of Health to legislate for a statutory duty of candour.
13/02/2018Mr Pat Sheehan; Mr Colm Gildernew; Ms Órlaithí Flynn
Private Members' Motion The Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland

That this Assembly has lost confidence in Michael Maguire as the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland and calls on him to resign.
29/01/2018Mr Jim Allister; Mr Doug Beattie; Dr Steve Aiken; Mr Roy Beggs; Mr Alan Chambers; Mr Jim Wells; Mr Thomas Buchanan
Private Members' Motion Two-Child Exception Clause - Rape Clause

That this Assembly is opposed fundamentally to the UK Government’s imposition of the two-child limit on Child Tax Credit, Universal Credit and Income Support payments; condemns utterly the disgraceful and repugnant rape clause exception, which will force victims of rape seeking to claim child tax credits for a third or subsequent child, that the child was born as a result of non-consensual sex; believes this policy to be unfair, unequal, morally unacceptable, deeply harmful to women and their children and a fundamental violation of women’s human rights; notes the particular circumstances of Northern Ireland with regard to the lack of availability of impartial advice on the options open to women facing crisis pregnancies; and calls for the formation of an Executive to demand that the UK Government overturns this policy or, in the absence of an Executive, for the UK Government to allow this policy to be overturned in Northern Ireland without being deemed a breach of the principle of parity in matters of social security.
25/09/2017Ms Paula Bradshaw
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 Paula Bradshaw
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 Kellie Armstrong; Mr Chris 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 Kellie Armstrong; Mr Stewart Dickson
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 Kellie Armstrong; Mr Chris Lyttle
Private Members' Motion In Vitro Fertilisation

That this Assembly recognises the emotional and financial stress couples are faced with when dealing with fertility issues; 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 Kellie Armstrong; Ms Paula Bradshaw
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 Colin McGrath; Mr Daniel McCrossan
Private Members' Motion Homelessness

That this Assembly calls on the Executive to commit to ending homelessness by 2025.
21/03/2017Ms Nichola Mallon; Ms Sinéad Bradley; Mr Colin 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 Nichola Mallon; Mr Mark Durkan; Mr Colin McGrath
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 Dolores Kelly; Mr Colin McGrath
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 Mark Durkan; Mr Colin McGrath
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 Colin McGrath
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 Colin McGrath; Mr Mark Durkan
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.
15/03/2017Ms Linda Dillon; Ms Órlaithí Flynn
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 Declan McAleer; Dr Caoimhe 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 Fra McCann
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.
15/03/2017Ms Clare 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.
15/03/2017Dr Caoimhe Archibald; Mr Declan 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.
15/03/2017Ms Jemma Dolan; Ms Sinéad Ennis

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