Patsy McGlone: The Final Stage of the Domestic Abuse (Safe Leave) Bill has passed. The Bill now stands referred to the Speaker. Members, please take your ease while we move to the next item of business.
Patsy McGlone: I thank the Minister for his statement. He mentioned the green growth strategy. Which Department will drive that strategy — will it be his? — to ensure that it is cross-departmental and includes all relevant public agencies, arm's-length bodies, local authorities and all of the bodies charged with government and its extended lengths and that it will be inclusive in drawing in community...
Patsy McGlone: Minister, are you aware that the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) in GB is conducting, or has conducted, clinical field trials on a cattle Bacillus Calmette-Guérin vaccine in Hertfordshire? The Chief Veterinary Officers in England, Scotland and Wales described those as "ground-breaking field trials". Has anything further been done by the Chief Veterinary Officer and his staff here to...
Patsy McGlone: I thank the Minister for his statement. He made reference to the fact that, over the past five years, direct payments have accounted for 87% of net income to agricultural businesses. I note from the statement that the budget for the farm sustainability payment will reduce to a "much lower level". What projections has the Department made on the level to which it will be reduced? It will...
Patsy McGlone: Members, time is up, so take your ease while we move to the next item of business.
Patsy McGlone: The Member will be aware that that was not a point of order, of course. [Laughter.] Members, please take your ease while we move to the next item of business. (Mr Deputy Speaker [Mr Beggs] in the Chair)
Patsy McGlone: That ends the period for listed questions. We now move to topical questions.
Patsy McGlone: I am sorry; we cannot take points of order now. Just so the Member knows, points of order can be taken at the end of Question Time. Topical question 9 has been withdrawn.
Patsy McGlone: Time is now up. Members should take their ease while we move to the next item of business.
Patsy McGlone: Questions 2 and 4 have been withdrawn.
Patsy McGlone: Does the Member have a question?
Patsy McGlone: That ends the period for listed questions. We move on to topical questions.
Patsy McGlone: Question 6 has been withdrawn.
Patsy McGlone: Sorry, Minister, somebody's mobile phone is in close proximity to the mic and is interfering with the recording system.
Patsy McGlone: Question 3 has been withdrawn.
Patsy McGlone: Members should take their ease while we move to the next item of business.
Patsy McGlone: The Business Committee has agreed to allocate one and a half hours for the debate. The proposer of the motion will have 10 minutes in which to propose and a further 10 minutes in which to make a winding-up speech. The Minister of Finance will have up to 15 minutes to respond, and all other Members who are called to speak will have five minutes.
Patsy McGlone: I invite Members to take their ease as we prepare for the next item of business.
Patsy McGlone: The Business Committee has agreed that there will be no time limit on the debate.
Patsy McGlone: Glaoim ar an Aire Pobal le críoch a chur leis an díospóireacht ar an Chéim Dheiridh. I call the Minister for Communities to wind up the debate on the Final Stage.