TUESDAY 20 OCTOBER 2009
The Assembly to sit at 10.30AM
2. QUESTION TIME
2.1 Culture, Arts and Leisure
3. COMMITTEE BUSINESS
- Motion - Widening Access to Education Maintenance Allowance
- Proposed: That this Assembly agrees that restricting the Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) specifically to those enrolled in schools or colleges is a key factor which inhibits alternative education providers from reaching those young people who have disengaged from mainstream education; calls on the Minister for Employment and Learning to make EMA accessible to all young people who comply with the age criterion and are engaged in appropriate provision, whether this is in schools or colleges, or with a recognised alternative provider; and further calls on the Minister to engage with the alternative education providers to establish whether the current attendance criteria regarding EMA are too prescriptive.
[Chairperson, Committee for Employment and Learning]
4. PRIVATE MEMBERS’ business
- Motion - Lisbon Treaty Referendum
- Proposed: That this Assembly notes the verdict of the Republic of Ireland electorate on the Lisbon Treaty referendum; reaffirms its support for a referendum in the United Kingdom on the Treaty; and calls for a declaration from those parties aspiring to form the incoming Government of the United Kingdom to give an unequivocal commitment to hold, within a twelve month period from assuming office in 2010, a binding referendum on the Lisbon Treaty that is unconditional and unrelated to how other Member states choose to vote, and the result of which will not be held in abeyance pending a further referendum on the subject.
[Mr S Hamilton]
[Mr G Campbell]
- Motion - Invest NI
- Proposed: That this Assembly notes the criticism of the performance of Invest NI reported in the Independent Review of Economic Policy; and calls on the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment to ensure that any future spending by Invest NI is distributed in an equitable and accountable manner.
[Ms J McCann]
[Mr P Butler]
[Mr M McLaughlin]
[Ms M Anderson]
- Economic Development in West Belfast.
[Mr A Attwood]