What's happening in the Chamber - Monday 1st and Tuesday 2nd June 2020

Picture of the Assembly Chamber taken from the rear of the Chamber at floor level.

Monday 1st June 2020

Executive Committee Business

Consideration Stage: Budget (No. 2) Bill - Minister of Finance

Motion: Accelerated Passage - The Housing (Amendment) Bill. Minister for Communities

That the Housing (Amendment) Bill (Northern Ireland) 2020 proceed under the accelerated passage procedure.

Second Stage: The Housing (Amendment) Bill (Northern Ireland) 2020 - Minister for Communities

Motion: The Child Support (Miscellaneous Amendments No. 3) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2019 - Minister for Communities

That the Child Support (Miscellaneous Amendments No. 3) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2019 be approved.

Motion: The Child Support (Miscellaneous Amendments No. 4) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2019 - Minister for Communities

That the Child Support (Miscellaneous Amendments No. 4) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2019 be approved.

Legislative Consent Motion: Pension Schemes Bill - Minister for Communities

That this Assembly endorses the principle of the extension of the provisions of the Pension Schemes Bill dealing with collective money purchase benefits, the Pensions Regulator, pensions dashboards and further provision relating to pension schemes as  contained in clauses 52 to 102, 117, 120 and 128 of, and Schedules 4 to 6, 8, 9 and 11 to, the Bill as introduced in the House of Lords, to Northern Ireland.

Private Members’ Business

Motion: Planning a Just Economic Recovery after the COVID-19 Crisis - Dr Caoimhe Archibald, Colm Gildernew, Carál Ní Chuilín, Declan McAleer

That this Assembly recognises the unprecedented impact the COVID-19 global pandemic is having on our society and economy; commends the invaluable contribution made by our frontline workers who have provided vital service, selflessly, throughout this pandemic; believes that a fair and just economic recovery strategy is required in the aftermath of this crisis; agrees that an economic recovery strategy must not only recognise but also demonstrate that we value our front-line workers and want to protect them, and the most vulnerable, through any impending recession; understands that workers' rights, and public services must be protected; and commits to existing economic challenges being tackled by a just transition to a more high skilled, regionally balanced and sustainable economy which works for workers, their families,  and businesses; and calls on the Executive to ensure that these principles underpin an economic and society-wide recovery.
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Tuesday 2nd June 2020

Executive Committee Business


Motion: The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 - The Executive Office


That the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Amendment No.2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 be approved.


Motion: The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Amendment No. 3) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 - The Executive Office


That the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Amendment No.3) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 be approved.


Legislative Consent Motion: Sentencing (Pre-Consolidation Amendments) Bill - Minister of Justice


That this Assembly endorses the principle of the extension to Northern Ireland of the relevant provisions of the Sentencing (Pre-Consolidation Amendments) Bill, introduced in the House of Lords on 21 January 2020, relating to the transfer of community orders, youth rehabilitation orders and suspended sentence orders imposed by the courts in England and Wales to Northern Ireland, so far as these matters fall within the legislative competence of the Assembly.


Legislative Consent Motion: Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill - Minister for the Economy


That this Assembly agrees to amendments to Northern Ireland's insolvency and company legislation to assist companies and mutuals in financial difficulties, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, being included in the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill as introduced in the House of Commons.


Further Consideration Stage: Budget (No. 2) Bill (NIA Bill 05/17-22) - Minister Finance


Final Stage: Budget (No. 2) Bill (NIA Bill 05/17-22) - Minister of Finance


Committee Business


Motion: Extension of Committee Stage – Domestic Abuse and Family Proceedings Bill (NIA Bill 03/17-22) - Committee for Justice


That, in accordance with Standing Order 33(4), the period referred to in Standing Order 33(2) be extended to 15 October 2020, in relation to the Committee Stage of the Domestic Abuse and Family Proceedings Bill (NIA Bill 03/17-22).


Private Members’ Business

Motion: Extension of the EU Withdrawal Transition Period - Matthew O’Toole, Colin McGrath, Sinead McLauglin


That this Assembly notes its unique role as a named party to the UK-EU Withdrawal Agreement and the unique impact of Brexit on Northern Ireland; further notes the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and the extreme challenges facing businesses and workers; and calls on the UK Government to request, and the European Union to agree, an extension of the current Brexit transition period beyond 31 December 2020 in order that businesses have adequate time to prepare for the implementation of new arrangements.


Motion: Abortion Legislation: Non-Fatal Disabilities - Paul Givan, Joanne Bunting, Michelle McIlveen, Pam Cameron


That this Assembly welcomes the important intervention of disability campaigner Heidi Crowter and rejects the imposition of abortion legislation which extends to all non-fatal disabilities, including Down's syndrome.


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Any changes made to items of business or any new items can be found on the Order Paper along with updates to the indicative timings for the day's business.


The week's Committee meetings can found on the Business Diary along with links to their agendas.


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