Minutes of Proceedings

Session: 2012/2013

Date: Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Venue: Assembly 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 - “Access to Success” - The Regional Strategy for Widening Participation in Higher Education

The Minister for Employment and Learning, Dr Stephen Farry, made a statement regarding “Access to Success” - The Regional Strategy for Widening Participation in Higher Education, following which he replied to questions.   

2.2  Second Stage: Charities Bill (NIA 11-11/15)

The Minister for Social Development, Mr Nelson McCausland, moved the Second Stage of the Charities Bill (NIA 11/11-15). 

Debate ensued.

The Deputy Speaker (Mr Beggs) took the Chair.

The Charities Bill passed Second Stage.

2.3  Motion - The Occupational and Personal Pension Schemes (Levies) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012

Proposed:

That the Occupational and Personal Pension Schemes (Levies) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 be approved.

Minister for Social Development

Debate ensued.

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

2.4  Motion - The Pensions (2008 Act) (Abolition of Contracting-out for Defined Contribution Pension Schemes) (Consequential Provisions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012

Proposed:

That the Pensions (2008 Act) (Abolition of Contracting-out for Defined Contribution Pension Schemes) (Consequential Provisions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 be approved.

Minister for Social Development

Debate ensued.

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

2.5  Motion - The Pensions (2008 No. 2 Act) (Abolition of Protected Rights) (Consequential Provisions) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012

Proposed:

That the Pensions (2008 No. 2 Act) (Abolition of Protected Rights) (Consequential Provisions) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012 be approved.

Minister for Social Development

Debate ensued.

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

The sitting was suspended at 12.20pm.

The sitting resumed at 2.00pm, with the Speaker in the Chair.

3.  Question Time

3.1  Finance and Personnel

Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister of Finance and Personnel, Mr Sammy Wilson.

3.2  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.    Executive Committee Business (Cont’d)

4.1  Motion - Draft Tobacco Advertising and Promotion (Display of Prices) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012

Proposed:

That the draft Tobacco Advertising and Promotion (Display of Prices) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 be approved.

Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

Debate ensued.

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

5.   Adjournment

Mr Robin Newton spoke to his topic on Flooding in East Belfast.

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

Proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

The Speaker
The Assembly adjourned at 4.14pm.

Mr William Hay
The Speaker
11 September 2012

Northern Ireland Assembly

Papers Presented to the Assembly on
11 September 2012

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

5.    Assembly Reports

First Report of the Examiner of Statutory Rules (Session 2012-13) (NIA 70/11-15)

6.    Statutory Rules

For Information Only:

  • S.R. 2012/333 The Off-Street Parking (Amendment No.4) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DRD)

7.    Written Ministerial Statements

8.    Consultation Documents           

9.    Departmental Publications

Tourism Ireland Annual Report 2011 (DETI)

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 11 September 2012

2011-2015 Mandate
Executive Bills

Title &
Bill Number

First
Stage

Second Stage

Comm. Stage to Conclude

Report Ordered to be Printed

CS

FCS

Final Stage

Royal Assent

Marine Bill NIA Bill 5/11-15

21.02.12

05.03.12

06.07.12

 

 

 

 

 

Superannuation Bill NIA Bill 6/11-15

12.03.12

26.03.12

28.09.12

 

 

 

 

 

Inquiry into Historical Institutional Abuse Bill

NIA Bill 7/11-15

12.06.12

25.06.12

01.10.12

 

 

 

 

 

Business Improvement Districts Bill NIA Bill 9/11-15

25.06.12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Criminal Justice Bill NIA Bill 10/11-15

25.06.12

03.07.12

09.10.12

 

 

 

 

 

Charities Bill NIA Bill 11/11-15

02.07.12

11.09.12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/ 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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