Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness said members could look forward to "a major announcement" on child poverty within the following few days, on 2 October 2012.
Mr McGuinness was replying to a question from the SDLP's Karen McKevitt about the development of a child poverty action plan.
The Deputy First Minister was asked about his attendance at a Republican commemoration.
Mr McGuinness said with regard to parades it was "vital that we abide by the rule of law".
He spoke about the need for co-operation on events during the Decade of Centenaries.
"The last thing we need are setbacks such as those we've seen over the past number of weeks," the Deputy First Minister added.
Mr McGuinness said he had heard that rioting in north Belfast had featured on Brazilian TV news.
Finance Minister Sammy Wilson answered questions on unpaid rates, the Ulster Bank's compensation scheme, and the proposed devolution of corporation tax.