Standing Order 42(1) requires there to be a minimum of five working days between each stage of a Bill. As the Further Consideration Stage of the Hospital Parking Charges Bill was completed and passed at the beginning of this week, I am asking the Assembly to suspend Standing Order 42(1) in order to ensure that it can complete its Final Stage today, on the last sitting day of the Assembly before dissolution, and complete its legislative journey. I ask all parties to support the motion.
Before we proceed to the Question, I remind Members that the motion requires cross-community support.
Question put and agreed to. Resolved (with cross-community support):
That Standing Order 42(1) be suspended in respect of the Final Stage of the Hospital Parking Charges Bill [NIA 40/17-22].