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Consideration Stage

Executive Committee Business – in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 10:30 am on 3rd November 2009.

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Photo of William Hay William Hay Speaker 10:30 am, 3rd November 2009

Members have a copy of the Marshalled List of amendments, which details the order for consideration. The amendments have been grouped for debate in my provisional grouping of amendments selected list. There are two groups of amendments, and we will debate the amendments in each group in turn.

The first debate will be on amendment Nos 1, 2 and 3, which deal with the power to incur expenditure for purposes of, first, children and young persons and, secondly, sustainable development. The debate will also deal with the potential change to the long title of the Bill. The second debate will be on the Minister of Finance and Personnel’s opposition to clause 4 standing part of the Bill.

I remind Members who intend to speak that, during the debates on the two groups of amendments, they should also address all the amendments in each group on which they wish to comment. Once the initial debate on each group is completed, any subsequent amendments in the group will be moved formally as we go through the Bill, and the Question on each will be put without further debate. The Questions on clauses to stand part will be put at the appropriate points. If that is clear, we shall proceed.

Clauses 1 to 3 ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Photo of Declan O'Loan Declan O'Loan Social Democratic and Labour Party

On a point of order, Mr Speaker. Where are we in relation to the debate? Are we debating the first group of amendments?

Photo of William Hay William Hay Speaker

We are just about to move to the first group of amendments for debate. With amendment No 1, it will be convenient to debate amendment Nos 2 and 3. Those amendments deal with powers to incur expenditure for purposes of children and young persons and for purposes of sustainable development. The group also deals with the potential change to the long title of the Bill.

As amendment No 3 is consequential to amendment Nos 1 and 2 being made and clause 4 not standing part of the Bill, I will call amendment No 3 only if those conditions are met.