Minutes of Proceedings

Session: 2013/2014

Date: Monday, 04 November 2013

Venue: Plenary Chamber

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 Motion: The Child Support and Claims and Payments (Miscellaneous Amendments and Change to the Minimum Amount of Liability) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2013

Proposed:

That the Child Support and Claims and Payments (Miscellaneous Amendments and Change to the Minimum Amount of Liability) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2013 be approved.

Minister for Social Development

Debate ensued.

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

3. Committee Business

3.1 Motion: Report on the Inquiry into Comprehensive Transport Delivery Structures

Proposed:

That this Assembly approves the Report of the Committee for Regional Development on its Inquiry into Comprehensive Transport Delivery Structures; and calls on the Minister for Regional Development, in conjunction with the relevant bodies, to implement the recommendations.

Chairperson, Committee for Regional Development

Debate ensued.

The Question being put, the Motion was carried (Division).

4. Private Members’ Business

4.1 Motion – International Mental Health Centre

Proposed:

That this Assembly recognises the high prevalence of poor mental health in Northern Ireland; notes that a previous World Mental Health survey stated that the Province has the world's highest recorded rate of post-traumatic stress disorder and that violence had been a distinctive cause of mental health problems here; acknowledges that trauma is one of the most hidden legacy issues of the Troubles; accepts the need to support and restore good mental health for people with difficulties; and calls on the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to support the creation of a new International Mental Health Centre for Northern Ireland that would be a world class facility for all.

Mr M Nesbitt
Mr R Beggs

Debate ensued.

The debate was suspended for Question Time.

The Deputy Speaker (Mr Beggs) took the Chair.

5. Question Time

5.1 Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister

Questions were put to, and answered by, the deputy First Minister, Mr Martin McGuiness. The junior Minister, Ms Jennifer McCann, also answered a number of questions.

5.2 Regional Development

Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister for Regional Development, Mr Danny Kennedy.

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

6. Private Members’ Business (Cont’d)

6.1 Motion - International Mental Health Centre

Debate resumed on the Motion.

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

6.2 Motion – Over Subscribed Schools

Proposed:

That this Assembly notes the increase in the number of children who are seeking a place in primary schools; and calls on the Minister of Education to review the current enrolment procedures to ensure that all children are able to attend their local schools.

Mr M Storey
Miss M McIlveen
Mr J Craig
Mrs B Hale

Debate ensued.

The Deputy Speaker (Mr Beggs) took the Chair.

The Speaker took the Chair.

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

7. Adjournment

Proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

The Speaker

The Assembly adjourned at 6.10pm.

Mr William Hay
The Speaker
4 November 2013

Northern Ireland Assembly

4 November 2013

Division

Motion – Report on the Inquiry into Comprehensive Transport Delivery Structures

Proposed:

That this Assembly approves the Report of the Committee for Regional Development on its Inquiry into Comprehensive Transport Delivery Structures; and calls on the Minister for Regional Development, in conjunction with the relevant bodies, to implement the recommendations.

Chairperson, Committee for Regional Development

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 84
Noes: 14

AYES

Mr Allister, Mr Anderson, Mr Attwood, Mr Bell, Mr Boylan, Ms Boyle, Mr D Bradley, Ms P Bradley, Mr Brady, Ms Brown, Mr Buchanan, Mr Byrne, Mr Campbell, Mr Clarke, Mrs Cochrane, Mr Craig, Mr Dallat, Mr Dickson, Mr Dunne, Mr Durkan, Mr Easton, Mr Eastwood, Ms Fearon, Mr Flanagan, Mr Ford, Mrs Foster, Mr Frew, Mr Girvan, Mr Givan, Mrs Hale, Mr Hamilton, Mr Hazzard, Mr Hilditch, Mr Humphrey, Mr Irwin, Mrs D Kelly, Mr G Kelly, Ms Lo, Mr Lunn, Mr Lynch, Mr Lyttle, Mr McAleer, Mr McCallister, Mr F McCann, Ms J McCann, Mr McCarthy, Mr McCartney, Mr McCausland, Ms McCorley, Mr I McCrea, Dr McDonnell, Mr McElduff, Ms McGahan, Mr McGlone, Mr M McGuinness, Mr D McIlveen, Miss M McIlveen, Mr McKay, Mrs McKevitt, Mr McKinney, Ms Maeve McLaughlin, Mr Mitchel McLaughlin, Mr McMullan, Mr McNarry, Mr McQuillan, Mr A Maginness, Mr Maskey, Mr Milne, Lord Morrow, Mr Newton, Ms Ní Chuilín, Mr Ó hOisín, Mr O'Dowd, Mr Poots, Mr G Robinson, Mr P Robinson, Mr Rogers, Mr Ross, Ms Ruane, Mr Sheehan, Mr Spratt, Mr Storey, Mr Weir, Mr Wilson.

Tellers for the Ayes: Mr Lynch and Mr G Robinson

NOES

Mr Agnew, Mr Beggs, Mr Copeland, Mr Cree, Mrs Dobson, Mr Elliott, Mr Gardiner, Mr Hussey, Mr Kennedy, Mr Kinahan, Mr McGimpsey, Mr Nesbitt, Mrs Overend, Mr Swann.

Tellers for the Noes: Mrs Dobson and Mrs Overend

The Motion was carried.

Northern Ireland Assembly

Papers Presented to the Assembly on
23 October – 4 November 2013

1. Acts of the Northern Ireland Assembly

2. Bills of the Northern Ireland Assembly

3. Orders in Council

4. Publications Laid in the Northern Ireland Assembly

Northern Ireland Audit Office Financial Auditing and Reporting: General Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General for Northern Ireland - 2013 (NIAO)

Southern Health and Social Care Trust Annual Report and Accounts of the Trust Funds Held by the Southern Health and Social Care Trust year ended 31 March 2013 (DHSSPS)

Northern Health and Social Care Trust - The Accounts of the Charitable Trust Funds for the year ended 31 March 2013 (DHSSPS)

South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust Annual Report and Accounts of the Trust Funds held by the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust Year Ended 31 March 2013 (DHSSPS)

Belfast Health and Social Care Trust Charitable Trust Funds Annual Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2013 (DHSSPS)

5. Assembly Reports

Report of the Committee Review Group Review of the Committee System of the Northern Ireland Assembly October 2013 (NIA 135/11-15) Committee Review Group

6. Statutory Rules

S. R. 2013/253 The Fruit Juices and Fruit Nectars Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2013 (DHSSPS)

S. R. 2013/256 The M2/Trunk Road T7 Order (Northern Ireland) 2013 (DRD)

For Information Only:

7. Written Ministerial Statements

8. Consultation Documents

9. Departmental Publications

10. Agency Publications

11. Westminster Publications

12. Miscellaneous Publications

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