TUESDAY 22 MAY 2007
The Assembly to sit at 10.30 am
PRIVATE MEMBERS’ BUSINESS
- Motion - Single Equality Bill
Proposed: That this Assembly recognises that discrimination operates in many different ways and on many different levels and encourages the Executive to bring forward harmonising legislation, in a Single Equality Bill, for discussion and consultation at the earliest opportunity.
[Ms M Anderson]
- Motion - Training for Junior Doctors
Proposed: That this Assembly calls for assurance from the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety that junior doctors will be offered appropriate training to ensure that their careers, and patients’ care, are protected.
[Mr D Ford]
[Dr K Deeny]
- Motion - Assaults on Emergency Workers
Proposed: That this Assembly calls on the Government to introduce legislation in Northern Ireland to make it an offence punishable by imprisonment for a period not exceeding 9 months, or by a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale, or both, for all persons assaulting emergency workers engaged in the pursuit of their duty or impeding persons assisting such emergency workers. These emergency workers are to include all registered nurses, registered midwives, registered medical practitioners, ambulance crew, fire fighters, prison officers, social workers and mental health officers when they are in pursuit of their duties, either on or off hospital premises, or such place where they normally might pursue their professional activity.
[Rev Dr R Coulter]
[Mr S Gardiner]
- Motion - Fishing Industry
Proposed: That this Assembly notes the struggle that the fishing industry is subjected to and calls upon the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development to urgently appoint a committee to oversee the fishing industry and ensure that their best interests are catered for at the highest level.
[Mr J Shannon]
[Mr S Hamilton]