Minutes of Proceedings

Session: 2012/2013

Date: Tuesday, 15 January 2013

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. Private Members’ Business  
2.1 Motion - Commitment to Inclusivity, Mutual Respect, Peace and Democracy

Following receipt of a valid Petition of Concern to the Amendment (see Appendix 1), under Standing Order 28, Members were informed that the votes on the Amendment and the Motion would be taken as the first item of business on Monday 21 January.

Proposed:

That this Assembly reaffirms its commitment to the principles of inclusivity, mutual respect, peace and democracy; condemns all acts of violence and intimidation against police officers, elected representatives, other members of society, homes and property at all times; and calls on all political parties to support the spirit of the Belfast Agreement.

Mr M Nesbitt
Mr R Swann

2.2 Amendment

Leave out all after ‘times;’ and insert:

‘and calls on all political parties to give full effect to their commitment to the consent principle which recognises Northern Ireland as part of the United Kingdom.’

Mr G Campbell
Mr R Newton
Mr S Hamilton

Debate ensued.

2.3 Motion - Private Rented Sector Licensing Scheme
Proposed:

That this Assembly calls on the Minister for Social Development to consider the introduction of a licensing scheme for landlords operating in the private rented sector.

Ms P Bradley
Mr G Campbell

Debate ensued.

The sitting was suspended at 12.26pm.

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

3. Question Time
3.1 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.

3.2 Justice

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

4. Private Members’ Business (Cont’d)
4.1 Motion - Private Rented Sector Licensing Scheme (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.

5. Adjournment

Mr Dominic Bradley spoke to his topic on Car Parking in Newry.

Proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

The Speaker

The Assembly adjourned at 4.13pm.

Mr William Hay
The Speaker
15 January 2013

Appendix 1

 

Northern Ireland Assembly

The undersigned Members of the Northern Ireland Assembly presented a Petition of Concern, in accordance with Standing Order 28, on Monday 21 January in relation to the following amendment:  

Commitment to Inclusivity, Mutual Respect, Peace and Democracy - Amendment

Leave out all after ‘times;’ and insert:

‘and calls on all political parties to give full effect to their commitment to the consent principle which recognises Northern Ireland as part of the United Kingdom.’

MR DAITHÍ MCKAY
MR GERRY KELLY
MR CATHAL Ó hOISÍN
MS ROSALEEN MCCORLEY
MR FRANCIE MOLLOY
MS BRONWYN MCGAHAN
MS MEGAN FEARON
MR PHIL FLANAGAN
MR CHRIS HAZZARD
MR JOHN O’DOWD
MR ALEX MASKEY
MS CAITRÍONA RUANE
MR RAYMOND MCCARTNEY
MS MAEVE MCLAUGHLIN
MR BARRY MCELDUFF
MR MICKEY BRADY
MR SEÁN LYNCH
MR CATHAL BOYLAN
MS MICHAELA BOYLE
MR MITCHEL MCLAUGHLIN
MR FRA MCCANN
MRS MICHELLE O’NEILL
MS CARÁL Ní CHUILÍN
MS SUE RAMSEY
MR PAT SHEEHAN
MR OLIVER MCMULLAN
MR DECLAN MCALEER
MS JENNIFER MCCANN
MR MARTIN MCGUINNESS
DR ALASDAIR MCDONNELL
MRS DOLORES KELLY
MR CONALL MCDEVITT
MR ALEX ATTWOOD
MR PATSY MCGLONE
MRS KAREN MCKEVITT
MR SEAN ROGERS
MR JOE BYRNE
MR JOHN DALLAT
MR COLUM EASTWOOD
MR MARK H DURKAN
MR ALBAN MAGINNESS
MR DOMINIC BRADLEY

Northern Ireland Assembly
Papers Presented to the Assembly on
15 January 2013
1. Acts of the Northern Ireland Assembly
2. Bills of the Northern Ireland Assembly

Planning Bill (NIA 17/11-15) (as introduced) (DOE)

3. Orders in Council
4. Publications Laid in the Northern Ireland Assembly
5. Assembly Reports
6. Statutory Rules

For Information Only:

  • Draft S. I. 2013The Public Bodies (The Office of Fair Trading Transfer of Consumer Advice Scheme Function and Modification of Enforcement Functions) Order 2013 (DETI)
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 15 JANUARY 2013

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

05.07.12

 

 

 

 

Superannuation Bill NIA 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

NIA 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

 

Business Improvement Districts Bill NIA Bill 9/11-15

25.06.12

17.09.12

13.12.12

13.12.12

 

 

 

 

Criminal Justice Bill NIA Bill 10/11-15

25.06.12

03.07.12

14.12.12

13.12.12

 

 

 

 

Charities Bill NIA 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

 

Welfare Reform Bill NIA Bill 13/11-15

01.10.12

09.10.12

22.01.13

 

 

 

 

 

Education Bill NIA Bill 14/11-15

02.10.12

15.10.12

03.12.12

08.04.13

 

 

 

 

/Air Passenger Duty (Setting of Rate) Bill NIA 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 NIA Bill 16/11-15

19.11.12

27.11.12

29.01.12

 

 

 

 

 

Planning Bill NIA Bill 17/11-15

14.01.13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 NIA Bill 12/11-15

02.07.12

25.09.12

15.02.13

 

 

 

 

 

/ 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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