Minutes of Proceedings

Session: 2012/2013

Date: Tuesday, 16 April 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. Matter of the Day

2.1 Explosions at the Boston Marathon

Mr Alex Attwood made a statement, under Standing Order 24, in relation to the Explosions at the Boston Marathon. Other Members were also called to speak on the matter.

3. Executive Committee Business

3.1 Motion: The draft CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme Order 2013

Proposed:

That the draft CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme Order 2013 be approved.

Minister of the Environment

Debate ensued.

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

3.2 Motion: The Parental Leave (EU Directive) (Maternity and Parental Leave) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2013

Proposed:

That the Parental Leave (EU Directive) (Maternity and Parental Leave) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2013 be approved.

Minister for Employment and Learning

The sitting was suspended at 11.26am because of disorder in the public gallery. It resumed at 11.28am and debate continued on the motion.

Debate ensued.

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

4. Private Members’ Business

4.1 Further Consideration Stage: Civil Service (Special Advisers) Bill (NIA 12/11-15)

The Further Consideration Stage of the Civil Service (Special Advisers) Bill (NIA 12/11-15) stood on the Order Paper in the name of Mr Jim Allister.

The Further Consideration Stage was not moved.

The sitting was suspended at 11.42pm.

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

5. Question Time

5.1 Education

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

5.2 Employment and Learning

Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister for Employment and Learning, Dr Stephen Farry.

The Deputy Speaker (Mr Dallat) took the Chair.

6. Adjournment

Mr Tom Elliot spoke to his topic regarding Security Preparations for the G8 Summit in County Fermanagh.

Proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

The Speaker

The Assembly adjourned at 3.53pm.

Mr William Hay
The Speaker
16 April 2013

Northern Ireland Assembly

Papers Presented to the Assembly on
16 April 2013

1. Acts of the Northern Ireland Assembly

2. Bills of the Northern Ireland Assembly

Tobacco Retailers Bill (as Introduced) (NIA Bill 19/11-15)

3. Orders in Council

4. Publications Laid in the Northern Ireland Assembly

Sickness Absence in the Northern Ireland Public Sector (NIAO)

5. Assembly Reports

6. Statutory Rules

7. Written Ministerial Statements

Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service: Further Allegations (DHSSPS)

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 16 April 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

18.01.13

Business Improvement Districts Bill NIA 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 NIA 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

 

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

18.01.13

Welfare Reform Bill NIA Bill 13/11-15

01.10.12

09.10.12

19.02.13

14.02.13

 

 

 

 

Education Bill NIA Bill 14/11-15

02.10.12

15.10.12

08.04.13

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

23.01.13

12.02.13

25.02.13

05.03.13

 

Planning Bill NIA Bill 17/11-15

14.01.13

22.01.13

07.06.13

 

 

 

 

 

/Budget Bill NIA 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

13.02.13

19.03.13

 

 

 

/ 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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