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OP 16-10/11 Marshalled


Item 4: Order Paper 16-10/11– 8 November 2010

Private Members’ Business - Motions

Motion : Irish Language Strategy

That this Assembly notes that correspondence sent to the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure by the NI Human Rights Commission on 17 August 2010 stated that the Minister's failure to introduce Irish language legislation is not human rights compliant; and calls on the Minister to bring forward his proposals for a strategy to enhance and protect the development of the Irish language in accordance with obligations agreed in the St Andrews Agreement 2006.

[Mr B McElduff]
[Mr B Leonard]
[Mr R McCartney]

The Speaker has selected the following amendment for debate
Amendment 1:
Proposed: Leave out all after ‘compliant’ and insert:

‘; acknowledges the legislative requirement of the Northern Ireland (St Andrews Agreement) Act 2006 for an Irish language strategy; further notes the commitment in the Agreement at Saint Andrews that “The Government will introduce an Irish Language Act”; and calls on the Minister to bring forward proposals for an Irish Language Bill.’

[Mr D Bradley]
[Mr P McGlone]

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