So what do we have to look forward to?
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I’m sure you’re wondering what’s on this week …
There have been major committee changes, with a number of Sinn Fein and SDLP MLAs moving to new committees.
Also, there will be questions to the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment, Minister of the Environment, Minister of Finance and Personnel and Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety.
The Assembly will be marking World Suicide Prevention Day with a debate and an event in Stormont.
Minister for Social Development Nelson McCausland will also be busy as he is introducing four motions for debate, including the long awaited Charities Bill.