Minutes of Proceedings

Session: 2011/2012

Date: Tuesday, 13 March 2012

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   Motion - The Northern Ireland Economic Strategy

Proposed:

That this Assembly endorses the Northern Ireland Economic Strategy agreed by the Executive.

Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment

Debate ensued.

The sitting was suspended at 12.32pm.

The sitting resumed at 2.00pm with the Deputy Speaker (Mr Dallat) in the Chair.

3.    Question Time

3.1   Culture, Arts and Leisure

Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure, Ms Carál Ní Chuilín.

3.2   Education

Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister of Education, Mr John O’Dowd.

4.    Executive Committee Business (Cont’d)

4.1   Motion - The Northern Ireland Economic Strategy (Cont’d)

Debate resumed on the motion.

The Deputy Speaker (Mr Beggs) took the Chair.

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

4.2   Statement - North-South Ministerial Council meeting in Environment sectoral format

The Minister of the Environment, Mr Alex Attwood, made a statement regarding the North-South Ministerial Council meeting in Environment sectoral format, following which he replied to questions.

4.3   Motion - The Draft Dog Control Orders (Prescribed Offences and Penalties, etc.) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012

Proposed:

That the draft Dog Control Orders (Prescribed Offences and Penalties, etc.) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 be approved.

Minister of the Environment

Debate ensued.

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

4.4   Statement - The Way Forward for Community Pharmacy

The Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, Mr Edwin Poots, made a statement regarding the Way Forward for Community Pharmacy, following which he replied to questions.

5.    Adjournment

Mr Dáithi McKay spoke to his topic on Hotel provision in Ballycastle.

Proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

The Speaker

The Assembly adjourned at 6.42pm.

Mr William Hay
The Speaker
13 March 2012

Northern Ireland Assembly

Papers Presented to the Assembly on
13 March 2012

1.   Acts of the Northern Ireland Assembly

2.   Bills of the Northern Ireland Assembly

Superannuation Bill (NIA Bill 6/11-15)

3.    Orders in Council

4.    Publications Laid in the Northern Ireland Assembly

Code of Practice on Litter (DOE)

5.    Assembly Reports

6.    Statutory Rules

  • S.R. 2012/91 The Sunbeds (Information) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DHSSPS)
  • S.R. 2012/92 The Sunbeds (Fixed Penalty) (Amount) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DHSSPS)
  • S.R. 2012/93 The Sunbeds (Fixed Penalty) (General) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DHSSPS)
  • S.R. 2012/97 The Guaranteed Minimum Pensions Increase Order (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DSD)

For Information Only:

  • S.R. 2012/90 (C.10) The Sunbeds (2011 Act) (Commencement No.2) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DHSSPS)

 

7.    Written Ministerial Statements

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 13 MARCH 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

/Budget (No. 2) Bill NIA Bill 1/11-15

13.06.11

20.06.11

N/A

N/A

21.06.11

27.06.11

27.06.11

25.07.11

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

16.01.12

24.01.12

N/A

N/A

31.01.12

06.02.12

07.02.12

28.02.12

Pensions Bill NIA Bill 3/11-15

23.01.12

31.01.12

13.03.12

08.03.12

 

 

 

 

/Budget Bill NIA Bill 4/11-15

13.02.12

14.02.12

N/A

N/A

20.02.12

21.02.12

27.02.12

 

Marine Bill NIA Bill 5/11-15

21.02.12

05.03.12

19.04.12

 

 

 

 

 

Superannuation Bill 6/11-15

12.03.12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/ Bill progressing by accelerated passage

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