Minutes of Proceedings

Session: 2011/2012

Date: Monday, 16 January 2012

The Assembly met at noon, the Speaker in the Chair.

1.    Personal Prayer or Meditation

Members observed two minutes’ silence.

2.    Executive Committee Business

2.1 Statement – December EU Fisheries Council meeting

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mrs Michelle O’Neill, made a statement regarding the outcome of the December EU Fisheries Council meeting, held on 15 and 16 December 2011, following which she replied to questions.

The Principal Deputy Speaker (Mr Molloy) took the Chair.

2.2 Statement - Inspection of Helm Housing

The Minister for Social Development, Mr Nelson McCausland, made a statement regarding the Inspection of Helm Housing, following which he replied to questions.

2.3 Statement - Payment of Subcontractors

The Minister of Finance and Personnel, Mr Sammy Wilson, made a statement regarding the Payment of Subcontractors, following which he replied to questions.

2.4 First Stage - Rates (Amendment) Bill (NIA 2/11-15)

The Minister of Finance and Personnel, Mr Sammy Wilson, introduced a Bill to amend the Rates (Northern Ireland) Order 1977.

Bill passed First Stage and ordered to be printed.

2.5 Motion - The Insolvency (Fees) (Amendment No. 2) Order (Northern Ireland) 2011

Proposed:

That the Insolvency (Fees) (Amendment No. 2) Order (Northern Ireland) 2011 be affirmed.

Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment

Debate ensued.

The Question being put, the Motion was carried without division.

2.6 Motion - Take Note Debate - Review of Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland

Proposed:

That this Assembly takes note of the Review of Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland published on 13 December 2011.

Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

Debate ensued.

The Speaker took the Chair.

The debate was suspended for Question Time.

3.    Question Time

3.1  Enterprise, Trade and Investment

Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment, Mrs Arlene Foster.

3.2  Environment

Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister of the Environment, Mr Alex Attwood.

4.    Executive Committee Business (Cont’d)

4.1  Motion - Take Note Debate - Review of Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland (Cont’d)

Debate resumed on the Motion.

The Deputy Speaker (Mr Dallat) took the Chair.

The Question being put, the Motion was carried without division.

5.    Adjournment

Proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

The Speaker

The Assembly adjourned at 5.26pm.

Mr William Hay
The Speaker
16 January 2012

Northern Ireland Assembly

Papers Presented to the Assembly on
14 December 2011 - 16 January 2012

1. Acts of the Northern Ireland Assembly
2. Bills of the Northern Ireland Assembly

Rates (Amendment) Bill (NIA Bill 2/11-15)

3. Orders in Council
4. Publications Laid in the Northern Ireland Assembly

Livestock and Meat Commission for Northern Ireland Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2011 (DARD)

The Commissioner for Children and Young People for Northern Ireland Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2011 (OFMDFM)

South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust Charitable Trust Fund Annual Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2011 (DHSSPS)

Northern Ireland Law Commission Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2011 (DOJ)

Waterways Ireland Annual Report 2010 (DCAL)

North Eastern Education and Library Board Annual Report and Accounts 2010/2011 (DE)

Minerals Annual Statement 2007-2008 (DETI)

Minerals Annual Statement 2008-2009 (DETI)

Minerals Annual Statement 2009-2010 (DETI)

Commission for Victims and Survivors Annual Report and Accounts for year ended 31 March 2011 (OFMDFM)

Belfast Metropolitan College Annual Report and Financial Statements for the year ended 31 July 2011 (DEL)

Northern Regional College Annual Report and Financial Statements for the year ended 31 July 2011 (DEL)

North West Regional College Annual Report and Financial Statements for the year ended 31 July 2011 (DEL)

South Eastern Regional College Annual Report and Financial Statements for the year ended 31 July 2011 (DEL)

Southern Regional College Annual Report and Financial Statements for the year ended 31 July 2011 (DEL)

South West College Annual Report and Financial Statements for the year ended 31 July 2011 (DEL)

Libraries NI Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2011 (DCAL)

5. Assembly Reports
6. Statutory Rules

(The Department identified after each rule is for reference purposes only)                  

S.R. 2011/419 The Less Favoured Area Compensatory Allowances Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011 (DARD)

S.R 2011/427 The Employer's Liability (Compulsory Insurance) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011 (DETI)

S.R 2011/428 The Criminal Justice Act 1988 (Reviews of Sentencing) Order (Northern Ireland) 2011 (DOJ)

S.R. 2011/431 The Social Security (Electronic Communications) (No.2) Order (Northern Ireland) 2011 (DSD)

S.R 2011/432 The Motor Vehicles (Access to Driver Licensing Records) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011 (DOE)

S.R. 2011/434 The Social Security (Contribution Conditions for Jobseeker’s Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011 (DSD)

S.R. 2011/435 The Northern Ireland Poultry Health Assurance Scheme (Fees) Order (Northern Ireland) 2011 (DARD)

S.R. 2011/436 The Northern Ireland Poultry Health Assurance Scheme Order (Northern Ireland) 2011 (DARD)

S.R. 2011/437 The Zoonoses (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2011 (DARD)

S.R. 2011/438 The Trade in Animals and Related Products Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011 (DARD)

S.R. 2011/440 The Non-Commercial Movement of Pet Animals Order (Northern Ireland) 2011 (DARD)

S.R 2012/1 The Occupational Pension Schemes (Employers Debt and Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DSD)

S.R. 2012/3 The Specified Products from China (Restriction on First Placing on the Market) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DHSSPS)

Draft S.R. 2012 The Sunbeds (Fixed Penalty) (Amount) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DHSSPS)

Draft S.R 2012 The Pharmacy (1976 Order) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DHSSPS)

For Information Only:

S.R. 2011/406 (C.29) The Education (2006 Order) (Commencement No.3) Order (Northern Ireland) 2011 (DE)

S.R. 2011/409 (C.30) The Damages (Asbestos-related Conditions) (2011 Act) (Commencement) Order (Northern Ireland) 2011 (DFP)

S.R. 2011/411 The Labour Relations Agency (Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures) (Jurisdictions) Order (Northern Ireland) 2011 (DEL)

S.R. 2011/412 The Loading Bays on Roads (Amendment No.6) Order (Northern Ireland) 2011 (DRD)

S.R. 2011/414 The Taxis (Enniskillen) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2011 (DRD)

S.R 2011/422 The Rules of the Court of Judicature (Northern Ireland) (Amendment No.4) 2011 (DOJ)

S.R. 2011/424 The Parking and Waiting Restrictions (Portadown) Order (Northern Ireland) 2011 (DRD)

S.R 2011/430 The Welfare Reform (2010 Act) (Commencement No.4) Order (Northern Ireland) 2011 (DSD)

S.R 2011/433 The Road Traffic (2007 Order) (Commencement No.8) Order (Northern Ireland) 2011 (DOE)

S.R 2011/439 The Roads (Speed Limit) (No.4) Order (Northern Ireland) 2011 (DRD)

S.R 2011/441 The Pensions (2008 No.2 Act) (Commencement No.6) Order (Northern Ireland) 2011 (DSD)

7. Written Ministerial Statements
8. Consultation Documents

Consultation on Building an Active Travel Future for Northern Ireland (DRD)

Consultation on the Alien and Locally Absent Species in Aquaculture Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DARD)

Bereavement Benefit for the 21st Century (DSD)

Proposed Rathlin Island (Restriction of Fishing and Fishing Methods) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DARD)

Consultation on draft regulations: The Child Support Management of Payments and Arrears (Write off and Part Payment in Full and Final Satisfaction) Amendment Regulations 2012 (DSD)

Equality Impact Assessment at a Strategic Level on the draft Programme for Government 2011-2015 (OFMDFM)

9. Departmental Publications

Statistical Bulletin: Employment in the Civil Service (DFP)

Statistical Bulletin: Pay Statistics for the NI Civil Service – 2011 (DFP)

Agricultural Marketing Schemes 2010/2011 Report on British Wool Marketing Board (DARD)

Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service: An Organisational Assessment and Review of Departmental Oversight (NIAO)

Fees and Charges to Recover the Cost of Processing Discharge Consent Applications and the Regulation of Discharges under the Water (Northern Ireland) Order 1999 (DOE)

Funds in Court in Northern Ireland Accounts 2008-2009 (DOJ)

Funds in Court in Northern Ireland Accounts 2009-2010 (DOJ)

Charity Commission for Northern Ireland  - Annual Report and Accounts 2010-2011 (DSD)

Weights and Measures Report 1 April 2008 - 31 March 2011 (DETI)

Registry of Credit Unions and Industrial and Provident Societies 2010/11(DETI)

Personnel Statistics for the NICS (DFP)

Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure Resource Accounts 2010-2011 (DFP)

Northern Ireland Legal Services Commission - Annual Report and Financial Statements 31 March 2010 (DOJ)

Work Capability Assessment: An Informal Consultation on Accounting for the Effects of Cancer Treatment (DSD)

Monitoring Report No.21 A profile of the Monitored Northern Ireland Workforce- Summary of Monitoring Returns 2010 (OFMDFM)

Helm Housing Association Inspection Report (DSD)

10. Agency Publications
11.  Westminster Publications

London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (Amendment) Act 2011 – Chapter 22

Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Act 2011 – Chapter 23

Public Bodies Act 2011 – Chapter 24

Charities Act 2011 – Chapter 25

12. Miscellaneous Publications

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