Amendments 6 to 9

Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill - Report – in the House of Lords at 5:30 pm on 17th July 2019.

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Lord Empey:

Moved by Lord Empey

6: Clause 3, page 4, line 2, at end insert—“( ) The Secretary of State must, on or before 21 October 2019, publish a report on progress on libel legislation in Northern Ireland and any plans to align Northern Irish legislation with libel legislation in the rest of the United Kingdom (unless an Executive has already been formed).”

7: Clause 3, page 4, line 2, at end insert—“( ) The Secretary of State must, on or before 21 October 2019, publish a report on progress of the implementation of the Protect Life 2 – Strategy for Suicide Prevention in Northern Ireland (unless an Executive has already been formed).”

8: Clause 3, page 4, line 2, at end insert—“( ) The Secretary of State must, on or before 21 October 2019, publish a report on an assessment of how much demand there is for elective care services and how this is exceeding health service capacity for both new and existing patients across Northern Ireland, and detailing each of the current measures being taken to reduce health and social care waiting times, as well as those that are planned, and the impact of NHS waiting times on children (unless an Executive has already been formed).”

9: Clause 3, page 4, line 2, at end insert—“( ) The Secretary of State must, on or before 1 December 2019, publish a report on the future welfare mitigation support measures that will be in place after March 2020 (unless an Executive is formed on or before 1 December 2019).”

Amendments 6 to 9 agreed.

Clause 5: Assistance and support for victims of human trafficking in Northern Ireland: debate

Amendment 10 not moved.

Clause 8: Marriage of same-sex couples in Northern Ireland