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Notices of Amendments: 19 October 2018                  

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Northern Ireland (Executive Formation and Exercise of Functions) Bill , continued

 
 

(i)    

promoting and protecting the interests of children, older people,

 

people with disabilities, and other socially excluded groups, and

 

(ii)    

providing emergency financial assistance; and

 

(b)    

senior officers of the Department of the Economy in the exercise of the

 

functions in relation to—

 

(i)    

business regulation including consumer affairs services,

 

(ii)    

mutuals policy, legislation and operations, and

 

(iii)    

the social economy.

 

(3)    

Guidance under this section must include the promotion of credit unions in

 

Northern Ireland to combat organised crime, to reduce financial exclusion, to

 

assist the social inclusion of marginalised groups and to promote financial well-

 

being in all parts of Northern Ireland.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The intention of this new clause is to require Northern Ireland Departments, in the continued

 

absence of Northern Ireland Ministers, to promote credit unions in Northern Ireland.

 


 

Gareth Thomas

 

NC5

 

Parliamentary Star    

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Guidance on exercise of departmental functions: energy co-operatives

 

(1)    

The guidance published under section 3(2) must include guidance on energy co-

 

operatives.

 

(2)    

Guidance under this section includes, but is not limited to, guidance to —

 

(a)    

senior officers of the Department of the Economy in the exercise of their

 

functions in relation to—

 

(i)    

energy policy and legislation;

 

(ii)    

sustainable energy, including energy efficiency measures;

 

(iii)    

assistance to the gas and electricity industries;

 

(iv)    

Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme and associated costs;

 

(v)    

the social economy; and

 

(vi)    

making certain payments to the Department of Business, Energy

 

and Industry Strategy; and

 

(b)    

senior officers of the Department for Infrastructure in the exercise of their

 

functions in relation to energy matters.

 

(3)    

Guidance under this section must include the promotion of energy co-operatives

 

in Northern Ireland to combat fuel poverty and to encourage the safe, sustainable,

 

affordable and efficient production and consumption of energy in all parts of

 

Northern Ireland.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The intention of this new clause is to require Northern Ireland Departments, in the continued

 

absence of Northern Ireland Ministers, to promote energy co-operatives in Northern Ireland.

 



 
 

Notices of Amendments: 19 October 2018                  

9

 

Northern Ireland (Executive Formation and Exercise of Functions) Bill , continued

 
 

Gareth Thomas

 

NC6

 

Parliamentary Star    

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Guidance on exercise of departmental functions: housing co-operatives

 

(1)    

The guidance published under section 3(2) must include guidance on housing co-

 

operatives.

 

(2)    

Guidance under this section includes, but is not limited to, guidance to senior

 

officers of the Department for Communities in the exercise of their functions in

 

relation to—

 

(a)    

loans for certain home improvement loans;

 

(b)    

housing led regeneration;

 

(c)    

regulation of the NI Housing Association sector;

 

(d)    

urban regeneration including services such as property maintenance and

 

events;

 

(e)    

community and voluntary sector;

 

(f)    

grants to district councils in support of local services and transferred

 

functions;

 

(g)    

built heritage; and

 

(h)    

grants and grants-in-aid.

 

(3)    

Guidance under this section must include the promotion of housing co-operatives

 

in Northern Ireland to combat poverty, family breakdown and social exclusion

 

and to encourage the provision safe, sustainable, affordable and energy-efficient

 

homes in all parts of Northern Ireland.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The intention of this new clause is to require the Northern Ireland Department for Communities,

 

in the continued absence of Northern Ireland Ministers, to promote housing co-operatives in

 

Northern Ireland.

 


 
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