Motion: Addiction and Drug-related Deaths

https://youtu.be/4nPGFBMlFO4 Proposed: That this Assembly notes with concern NISRA’s 2024 report on Drug-Related and Drug Misuse Deaths, which found a significant increase in the number of deaths attributed to drugs and alcohol; further notes the intrinsic connection between social deprivation, poverty, isolation, mental health and addiction issues; acknowledges with concern the NISRA figures which show… Continue Reading Motion: Addiction and Drug-related Deaths

Motion: Relationships and Sexuality Education

https://youtu.be/y_bp8I-YK40 Proposed: That this Assembly recognises the value of compulsory, standardised, inclusive, high-quality, evidence-based and age-appropriate Relationships and Sexuality Education as a means of empowering and preparing our children and young people for life; regrets that children and young people in Northern Ireland have not had access to such a curriculum; acknowledges that teachers and… Continue Reading Motion: Relationships and Sexuality Education

Legislative Consent Motion: Pensions (Special Rules for End of Life) Bill

https://youtu.be/Q8LSF4TT230 Proposed: That this Assembly agrees, in line with section 87 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998, the principle of the extension to Northern Ireland of the provisions of the Pensions (Special Rules for End of Life) Bill as it relates to the definition of terminal illness contained in clause 1 of the Bill, which… Continue Reading Legislative Consent Motion: Pensions (Special Rules for End of Life) Bill

Motion: The Coronavirus Act (Registration of deaths and stillbirths) (Extension) (No.2) Order (Northern Ireland) 2024

https://youtu.be/OWOdZs8BLFk Proposed: That the Coronavirus Act 2020 (Registration of deaths and stillbirths) (Extension) (No.2) Order (Northern Ireland) 2024 be approved. Minister of Finance

Motion: Baby Loss Certificate Scheme and Pathology Service

https://youtu.be/1p1b98NJ4Rg Proposed: That this Assembly acknowledges the grief, pain and trauma caused by the loss of a baby during pregnancy; recognises that the trauma felt is exacerbated by bereaved parents having to travel to England for a post-mortem due to the absence of a local perinatal and paediatric pathologist; further recognises the potential of an… Continue Reading Motion: Baby Loss Certificate Scheme and Pathology Service

Motion: Addressing NI Water Challenges

https://youtu.be/2byX0w0BLt4 Proposed: That this Assembly recognises the failure of existing water and waste infrastructure to meet current and future demand; further recognises that existing funding models have restricted NI Water’s ability to meet commitments to maintain and develop services for residential and business needs; and calls on the Minister for Infrastructure to provide a detailed… Continue Reading Motion: Addressing NI Water Challenges

Motion: Strategic Framework for a Shared Future

https://youtu.be/N4A_7lkOXPk Proposed: That this Assembly recognises the ongoing need to build a genuinely shared future; expresses concern at the ongoing and severe costs, both social and financial, of continued social and economic segregation; notes the value of increasing numbers of people now enjoying educational, sporting and career opportunities free from the confines of traditional community… Continue Reading Motion:┬áStrategic Framework for a Shared Future

Motion: Setting Ambitious Targets for Job Creation

https://youtu.be/3qEff1fgqAI Proposed: That this Assembly supports an innovative and inclusive economy which provides opportunities for all; highlights the need to create more and better jobs across the skills spectrum; supports, in particular, growing key sectors such as digital, agri-tech, advanced manufacturing, life and health sciences and fintech; is clear that the benefits of new employment… Continue Reading Motion: Setting Ambitious Targets for Job Creation