TUESDAY 24 MARCH 2009
The Assembly to sit at 10.30am
2. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE BUSINESS
- Motion - Draft Renewables Obligation Order ( Northern Ireland) 2009
- Proposed: That the Draft Renewables Obligation Order ( Northern Ireland) 2009 be approved.
[Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment]
3. COMMITTEE BUSINESS
Motion - Salary for holder of office of the Comptroller and Auditor General
- Proposed: That this Assembly determines that the salary to be paid, under Article 4(1) of the Audit (Northern Ireland) Order 1987, to the holder of the office of Comptroller and Auditor General from 1 April 2009 to 31 March 2010, shall be the amount recommended by the Review Body on Senior Salaries as payable for that year to the judiciary at salary Group 5.
[Chairperson, Audit Committee]
4. PRIVATE MEMBERS’ BUSINESS
- Motion - ‘Act on CO2’ Advertising Campaign
- Proposed: That this Assembly notes with concern the attempt by the Minister of the Environment to block the Department of Energy and Climate Change advertising campaign ‘Act on CO2’; further notes that the position is contrary to the targets set out in the Programme for Government to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25% below 1990 levels by 2025; and calls on the Minister of the Environment to remove his opposition to the ‘Act on CO2’ advertising campaign.
[Mr R Beggs]
[Mr D McClarty]
- Motion - Primary Schools
- Proposed: That this Assembly notes the findings in the recent report from the Chief Inspector of the Education and Training Inspectorate that in primary schools the overall quality of provision was not good enough in one third of schools; that standards attained were not good enough in one quarter; that there was too significant a variation in the standards of literacy and numeracy attained; that the quality of teaching was in need of improvement in one lesson in every five; that the quality of planning was inadequate in one school in every ten; and that the quality of principals’ leadership is an area for improvement in one quarter of schools; and calls on the Minister of Education to place greater focus in early years and primary education, including the low level of funding and the pupil-teacher ratio, encouraging greater parental involvement and placing a greater emphasis on early intervention and numeracy and literacy.
[Mr M Storey]
[Miss M McIlveen]
[Mr N McCausland]
[Mr E Poots]
- Motion - Post Primary Transfer
- Proposed: That this Assembly notes that schools may choose to use an examination as part of their entry criteria under the Minister of Education’s 2010 guidelines; calls on the Minister of Education to re-commission the CCEA test, she abandoned on 2 February 2009, that schools may then use for a maximum of two years; and calls on the Executive to agree new, legally binding guidelines for post primary transfer for use from 2011.
[Mr T Lunn]
[Dr S Farry]
Portadown College New Build.
[Mr D Simpson]