What's Happening in the Chamber - Tuesday 21 July 2020




Assembly Business

Motion: Suspension of Standing Order 20(1). Keith Buchanan, John O’Dowd, Dolores Kelly, Robbie Butler, Kellie Armstrong, Clare Bailey.

 

NOTE: This Standing Order deals with Ministerial Question Time that are usually taken between 2.00pm and 3.30pm. By suspending this SO, Ministerial Question Time will not take place today.

 

Motion: Appointment of the Northern Ireland Assembly Commissioner for Standards. John Blair, Keith Buchanan, Robbie Butler, Dolores Kelly, John O’Dowd

That this Assembly, in accordance with Section 19(1) of the Assembly Members (Independent Financial Review and Standards) Act (Northern Ireland) 2011, appoints Mr Paul Kennedy as the Assembly Commissioner for Standards.

 

Executive Committee Business

Motion: The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Amendment No. 9) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020. The Executive Office

 

Motion: The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Amendment No. 10) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020. The Executive Office

 

Consideration Stage: The Executive Committee (Functions) Bill (NIA Bill 8/17-22). The Executive Office

 

Committee Business

Motion: Climate Change and the Introduction of a Climate Change Act. Chairperson, Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs


That this Assembly acknowledges the ongoing climate and biodiversity emergency and calls by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for rapid decarbonisation; reiterates the Assembly’s declaration of a climate and biodiversity emergency, the Assembly’s demands for the urgent introduction of a Climate Change Act, the all-party New Decade, New Approach commitment to delivering a Climate Change Act, and the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs’ commitment to a Green Growth Strategy; recognises climate change as a human rights issue that risks deepening existing inequalities; further recognises the need for a stimulus-led, just and green recovery to restart economic activity following the economic disruption arising from COVID-19; calls on the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs to introduce a Climate Change Act with legally binding and ambitious sectoral emission reduction targets, and to ensure that any economic recovery strategy is underpinned by rapid decarbonisation and a just transition to protect jobs through upskilling people in carbon intensive sectors; and further calls on the Minister to introduce this Act in the Assembly within three months.


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


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