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Item 2: Order Paper 04/07 – 15 May 2007

Private Members’ Business - Motions

Motion: Review of New Rating System

Amendment 1:

Proposed: Leave out all after ‘notes’ and insert:

‘the widespread public concern at the changes to the rating system and calls upon the Department of Finance and Personnel to conduct a full review of the new rating system, including consideration of a generous, non-means tested, rates relief scheme for pensioner households.’

[Mr R Beggs]

Amendment 2:

Proposed: Leave out all after the second ‘system’ and insert:

‘which fundamentally fails the essential test of ability to pay; and further call for this review to give particular consideration to fair and transparent income-based protections, and suitable reliefs for pensioners and all disabled persons.’

[Mr D O’Loan]

Motion: Health Prescription Charges

Amendment 1:

Proposed: At end insert:

‘; and to review the list of conditions that currently entitle patients to free prescriptions in order to reduce anomalies.’

[Mr T Buchanan]

Motion: Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Amendment 1:

Proposed: At end insert:

‘and provide an action plan with a timescale for implementation.’

[Mrs C Hanna]
[Mrs D Kelly]

Motion: Care Matters Strategy

Amendment 1:

Proposed: Insert after ‘Assembly’:

‘encourages the Northern Ireland Executive to make the protection of vulnerable members of society one of its key objectives, and’

[Mr A Easton]
[Mr J Shannon]