Minutes of Proceedings

Session: 2012/2013

Date: Tuesday, 02 July 2013

Venue: Plenary Chamber

The Assembly met at 10.30am, the Speaker in the Chair.

1. Personal Prayer or Meditation

Members observed two minutes’ silence.

2. Executive Committee Business

2.1 Statement – Building a Prosperous and United Community

The First Minister, Rt Hon Peter Robinson, made a statement regarding Building a Prosperous and United Community, following which he replied to questions.

The Deputy Speaker (Mr Beggs) took the Chair.

2.2 Statement – Policy Planning Statement 2 – Natural Heritage

The Minister of the Environment, Mr Alex Attwood, made a statement regarding the Policy Planning Statement 2 – Natural Heritage, following which he replied to questions.

3. Committee Business

3.1 Motion: Report on the Inquiry into the Better Use of Public and Community Sector Funds for the Delivery of Transport Options

Proposed:

That this Assembly approves the Report of the Committee for Regional Development on its Inquiry into the Better Use of Public and Community Sector Funds for the Delivery of Transport Options; and calls on the Minister for Regional Development, in conjunction with his Executive colleagues and relevant bodies, to implement the recommendations.

Chairperson, Committee for Regional Development

Debate ensued.

The Speaker took the Chair.

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

3.2 Motion: Report on the Review of d’Hondt, Community Designation, and Provisions for Opposition

Proposed:

That this Assembly notes the Report of the Assembly and Executive Review Committee on its 'Review of d'Hondt, Community Designation and Provisions for Opposition'.

Chairperson, Assembly and Executive Review Committee

Debate ensued.

The debate was suspended for Question Time.

The Deputy Speaker (Mr Dallat) took the Chair.

4. Question Time

4.1 Health, Social Services and Public Safety

Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, Mr Edwin Poots.

4.2 Justice

Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister of Justice, Mr David Ford.

5. Committee Business (Cont’d)

5.1 Motion: Report on the Review of d’Hondt, Community Designation, and Provisions for Opposition

Debate resumed on the Motion.

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

The Deputy Speaker (Mr Beggs) took the Chair.

6. Adjournment

Mrs Dolores Kelly spoke to her topic regarding the proposed closure of Drumcree College, Portadown.

Proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

The Speaker

The Assembly adjourned at 4.08pm.

Mr William Hay
The Speaker
2 July 2013

Northern Ireland Assembly

Papers Presented to the Assembly on
2 July 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

Social Security Agency Annual Report and Accounts 2012-2013 (DSD)

Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland Annual Report and Statement of Accounts 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2013 (DETI)

The Compensation Agency Annual Report and Accounts 2012-13 (DOJ)

Committee on Climate Change Annual Report and Accounts 2012-13 (DOE)

Members’ Contributory Pension (Northern Ireland) Fund Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2012 (Comptroller and Auditor General)

Assembly Contributory Pension Fund Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2012 (Comptroller and Auditor General)

Rivers Agency Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2013 (DARD)

Organised Crime Task Force: Annual Report and Threat Assessment 2013 (DOJ)

5. Assembly Reports

Report of the Examiner of Statutory Rules to the Assembly and the Appropriate Committees 14 June 2013 (NIA 124/11-15) (Examiner of Statutory Rules)

6. Statutory Rules

For Information Only: N/A

7. Written Ministerial Statements

Potential Trust Procurement Issues (DHSSPS)

2013 Annual Report on the Concordat between the Voluntary and Community Sector and the Northern Ireland Government (DSD)

8. Consultation Documents

9. Departmental Publications

10. Agency Publications

11. Westminster Publications

12. Miscellaneous Publications

Northern Ireland Assembly Legislation:

Stages in Consideration of Public Bills

First Stage: Introduction of Bill.

Second Stage: General debate of the Bill with an opportunity for Members to vote on its general principles.

Committee Stage (Comm. Stage): Detailed investigation by a Committee which concludes with the publication of a report for consideration by the Assembly.

Consideration Stage (CS): Consideration by the Assembly of, and an opportunity for Members to vote on, the details of the Bill including amendments proposed to the Bill.

Further Consideration Stage (FCS): Consideration by the Assembly of, and an opportunity for Members to vote on, further amendments to the Bill.

Final Stage: Passing or rejecting of Bill by the Assembly, without further amendment.

Royal Assent.

Proceedings as at 2 July 2013

2011-2015 Mandate
Executive Bills

Title &
NIA Bill Number

First
Stage

Second Stage

Comm. Stage to Conclude

Report Ordered to be Printed

CS

FCS

Final Stage

Royal Assent

Marine Bill 5/11-15

21.02.12

05.03.12

06.07.12

05.07.12

30.04.13

13.05.13

21.05.13

 

Superannuation Bill 6/11-15

12.03.12

26.03.12

28.09.12

26.09.12

22.10.12

06.11.12

19.11.12

10.01.13

Inquiry into Historical Institutional Abuse Bill 7/11-15

12.06.12

25.06.12

26.10.12

24.10.12

20.11.12

03.12.12

11.12.12

18.01.13

Business Improvement Districts Bill 9/11-15

25.06.12

17.09.12

13.12.12

13.12.12

21.01.13

29.01.13

11.02.13

21.03.13

Criminal Justice Bill 10/11-15

25.06.12

03.07.12

14.12.12

13.12.12

19.02.13 & 25.02.13

12.03.13

08.04.13

25.04.13

Charities Bill 11/11-15

02.07.12

11.09.12

23.10.12

23.10.12

20.11.12

03.12.12

11.12.12

18.01.13

Welfare Reform Bill 13/11-15

01.10.12

09.10.12

19.02.13

14.02.13

 

 

 

 

Education Bill 14/11-15

02.10.12

15.10.12

08.04.13

08.04.13

 

 

 

 

/Air Passenger Duty (Setting of Rate) Bill 15/11-15

08.10.12

16.10.12

N/A

N/A

22.10.12

05.11.12

06.11.12

11.12.12

Water and Sewerage Services (Amendment) Bill 16/11-15

19.11.12

27.11.12

29.01.12

23.01.13

12.02.13

25.02.13

05.03.13

25.04.13

Planning Bill 17/11-15

14.01.13

22.01.13

07.06.13

06.06.13

24.06.13 & 25.06.13

 

 

 

/Budget Bill 18/11-15

11.02.13

12.02.13

N/A

N/A

18.02.13

19.02.13

25.02.13

14.03.13

Tobacco Retailers Bill 19/11-15

15.04.13

23.04.13

18.10.13

 

 

 

 

 

Carrier Bags Bill 20/11-15

03.06.13

11.06.13

30.11.13

 

 

 

 

 

Budget (No. 2) Bill 21/11-15

10.06.13

11.06.13

N/A

N/A

17.06.13

18.06.13

24.06.13

 

Financial Provisions Bill 22/11-15

17.06.13

01.07.13

07.10.13

 

 

 

 

 

Public Service Pensions Bill 23/11-15

17.06.13

25.06.13

01.10.13

 

 

 

 

 

Licensing of Pavement Cafés Bill 24/11-15

17.06.13

25.06.13

01.10.13

 

 

 

 

 

2011-2015 Mandate
Non-Executive Bills

Title &
Bill Number

First
Stage

Second Stage

Comm. Stage to Conclude

Report Ordered to be Printed

CS

FCS

Final Stage

Royal Assent

Civil Service (Special Advisers) Bill 12/11-15

02.07.12

25.09.12

15.02.13

13.02.13

19.03.13

20.05.13

03.06.13

 

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) Bill 25/11-15

17.06.13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Further Provisions and Support for Victims) Bill 26/11-15

24.06.13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/ Bill progressing by accelerated passage

** Please note that any bills that received Royal Assent in the previous session have been removed from the table.

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