Friday, 19 September 2008

Assembly Business

The Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill, the Child Maintenance Bill: the Budget (No.2) Bill and the Charities Bill received their Royal Assent.

The Diseases of Animals Bill and the Presumption of Death Bill received their Second Stage. There were a range of Committee changes and an Ad Hoc Committee on the Draft Criminal Damage (Compensation) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2008. As predicted the debate on Republican Activity was somewhat circuitous – with the DUP and SF both claiming that the dissident Republican paramilitaries are heavily infiltrated by the security services.

Ministerial Statement: North/South Ministerial Council Aquaculture and Marine Sectoral Format

Private Members’ Business debates were held on Neighbourhood Renewal and Executive Matters. Those tabled on Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and Integrated Schools were not moved

Next week

There are debates on Town Centres and PPS 5, Review of Conviction Case and Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
Committee business consists of a motion on the Referral of Matters to the Assembly and Executive Review Committee and there are the usual range of Private Members’ debates on Integrated Schools, Planning in Residential Areas and 20mph Speed Limit Near Schools. There is an Adjournment Debate on the development of the Magee Campus of the University of Ulster.
Needless to say there is no Executive business.

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