Minutes of Proceedings

Session: 2013/2014

Date: Monday, 23 September 2013

Venue: Assembly Chamber

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

1. Personal Prayer or Meditation

Members observed two minutes’ silence.

2. Speaker’s Business

2.1 Royal Assent

The Speaker informed Members that Royal Assent had been signified on 17 September 2013 to the Marine Act (Northern Ireland) 2013.

3. Executive Committee Business

3.1 First Stage: Local Government Bill (NIA 28/11-15)

The Minister of the Environment, Mr Mark H Durkan, introduced a Bill to amend the law relating to local government.

The Local Government Bill (NIA 28/11-15) passed First Stage and ordered to be printed.

3.2 Legislative Consent Motion – Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill
Proposed:

That this Assembly agrees that the provisions contained in the Schedule to the Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill, as introduced in the House of Commons on 9 May 2013, which deal with court rule-making procedures in the county courts, the magistrates' courts and the coroners' courts, should be considered by the United Kingdom Parliament.

Minister of Justice

Debate ensued.

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

4. Committee Business

4.1 Motion - Extension of Committee Stage: Licensing of Pavement Cafés Bill (NIA 24/11-15)
Proposed:

That, in accordance with Standing Order 33(4), the period referred to in Standing Order 33(2) be extended to 13 December 2013, in relation to the Committee Stage of the Licensing of Pavement Cafés Bill (NIA 24/11-15).

Chairperson, Committee for Social Development

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

5. Private Members’ Business

5.1 Second Stage: Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Further Provisions and Support for Victims) Bill (NIA 26/11-15)

Lord Morrow moved the Second Stage of the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Further Provisions and Support for Victims) Bill (NIA 26/11-15).

Debate ensued.

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

The debate was suspended for Question Time.

The Speaker took the Chair.

6. Question Time

6.1 Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister  

Questions were put to, and answered by, the First Minister, the Rt Hon Peter Robinson. The junior Minister, Mr Bell, also answered a number of questions. 

6.2 Environment  

Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister of the Environment, Mr Mark H Durkan.

7. Assembly Business

7.1 Motion - Extension of sitting on Monday 23 September 2013 under SO 10(3A)
Proposed:

That, in accordance with Standing Order 10(3A), the sitting on Monday 23 September 2013 be extended to no later than 9.00pm.

Mr S Dickson
Mr P Weir

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

8. Private Members’ Business (Cont’d)

8.1 Second Stage: Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Further Provisions and Support for Victims) Bill (NIA 26/11-15)

Debate resumed on the Bill.

The Deputy Speaker (Mr Beggs) took the Chair.

The Deputy Speaker (Mr Dallat) took the Chair.

The Speaker took the Chair.

Second Stage of the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Further Provisions and Support for Victims) Bill stood suspended.

9. Adjournment

Proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

The Speaker

The Assembly adjourned at 9.00pm.

Mr William Hay
The Speaker

23 September 2013

Northern Ireland Assembly

Papers Presented to the Assembly on
18 – 23 September 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 Tackling Social Housing Tenancy Fraud in Northern Ireland (DFP)

Northern Ireland Local Government Officers' Superannuation Committee Annual Report 2012/2013 (DOE)

Public Income and Expenditure Account for the year ended 31 March 2013 (DFP)

5. Assembly Reports
6. Statutory Rules

S. R. 2013/220 The Food Additives, Flavourings, Enzymes and Extraction Solvents Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2013 (DHSSPS)

For Information Only:

7. Written Ministerial Statements
8. Consultation Documents

Consultation on the Waste Prevention Programme for Northern Ireland 18 September 2013 (DOE)

9. Departmental Publications

Institute of Public Health in Ireland: Audited Accounts for the year ended 31 December 2012 (DHSSPS)

10. Agency Publications
11. Westminster Publications
12. Miscellaneous Publications

Find Your MLA

Locate your local MLA

Find MLA

News and Media Centre

Read press releases, watch live and archived video.

Find out more

Follow the Assembly

Keep up to date with what's happening at the Assembly.

Find out more

Subscribe

Enter your email address to keep up to date

Sign up