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OP 53-08/09 Marshalled


Item 3: Order Paper 53 08/09 – 5 May 2009

Private Members’ Business - Motions

Motion - Costs of Division

That this Assembly regrets that the Deloitte Report ‘Research into the financial cost of the Northern Ireland divide’, commissioned by the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister in 2006 has not been acted upon; and calls on the Executive to ensure that the potential to tackle both the direct and embedded costs of division are addressed within the current, and future, spending frameworks, and that the opportunities to provide shared and integrated goods, services and facilities are fully realised.

[Mr D Ford]
[Dr S Farry]

The Speaker has selected the following amendment(s) for debate:

Amendment 1: Leave out all after ‘Executive’ and insert :

‘to ensure that the opportunity to provide shared and integrated goods, services and facilities is fully realised to promote a shared and better future; calls on the Office of First and deputy First Minister to revise the Programme for Government to take account of these matters and to publish without further delay the strategy for Cohesion, Sharing and Integration; and further calls on the Minister of Finance and Personnel to revise the Budget accordingly.’

[Mrs D Kelly]
[Mr A Maginness]
[Mr A Attwood]