Minutes of Proceedings

Session: 2012/2013

Date: Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Venue: Plenary Chamber

The Assembly met at noon, the Speaker in the Chair.

1. Personal Prayer or Meditation

Members observed two minutes’ silence.

2. Speaker’s Business

The Speaker confirmed that the sitting had been convened following receipt of a valid notice, signed by not less than 30 Members, in accordance with Standing Order 11, for the purpose of debating a motion on the “Determination of Parades Commission” (Appendix 1).

3. Private Members’ Business

3.1 Motion – Determination of Parades Commission

Proposed:

That this Assembly notes the lawful but illogical determination issued by the Parades Commission on 9 July 2013 in relation to the application by the three Ligoniel Orange Lodges for a parade in Belfast on 12 July 2013; further notes the consequences of the determination and its outworking in that attempts to build a shared future have been harmed by the actions of those who oppose the concept of sharing space and respecting cultural identity; and calls, not only for the rule of law to be upheld, but also for respect and tolerance to be shown for everyone’s cultural identity.

Mr P Robinson
Mr N McCausland
Mr G Campbell
Mr S Wilson

3.2 Amendment

Proposed:

Leave out all after first ‘notes’ and insert:

‘ the determination issued by the Parades Commission on 9 July 2013 in relation to the application by the three Ligoniel Orange Lodges for a Parade in Belfast on 12 July 2013; supports the Parades Commission’s efforts to bring about a resolution to contentious parades; condemns unreservedly the orchestrated attacks on the PSNI and the community in the past few days which arose as a direct consequence of the refusal by the Orange Order to respect the Parades Commission's determination; supports the PSNI in its task of bringing forward those responsible for prosecution; recognises that the building of a shared future requires mutual respect for the differing cultural identities; calls for respect and tolerance to be shown for everyone's cultural identity; and further calls for immediate dialogue between parade organisers and the local community in any area where there is a contentious parade with a view to securing a resolution to the issue.’

Mr G Kelly
Ms C Ní Chuilín
Mr D McKay

Debate ensued.

The sitting was suspended at 12.59pm because of a false fire alarm.

The sitting resumed at 1.04pm.

The Question being put, the Amendment fell (Division 1).

The Question being put, the Motion was carried (Division 2).

4. Adjournment

Proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

The Speaker

The Assembly adjourned at 2.38pm.

Mr William Hay
The Speaker
16 July 2013

Appendix 1  

Northern Ireland Assembly

The undersigned Members of the Northern Ireland Assembly support the call for an earlier sitting on Tuesday 16 July 2013, under Standing Order 11, to debate the following Motion:

Determination of Parades Commission

That this Assembly notes the lawful but illogical determination issued by the Parades Commission on 9 July 2013 in relation to the application by the three Ligoniel Orange Lodges for a parade in Belfast on 12 July 2013; further notes the consequences of the determination and its outworking in that attempts to build a shared future have been harmed by the actions of those who oppose the concept of sharing space and respecting cultural identity; and calls, not only for the rule of law to be upheld, but also for respect and tolerance to be shown for everyone’s cultural identity.

MR PETER ROBINSON

MR NELSON MCCAUSLAND

MR GREGORY CAMPBELL

MR SAMMY WILSON

MR SYDNEY ANDERSON

MR JONATHAN BELL

MS PAULA BRADLEY

MS PAM BROWN

MR THOMAS BUCHANAN

MR TREVOR CLARKE

MR JONATHAN CRAIG

MR SAMMY DOUGLAS

MR GORDON DUNNE

MR ALEX EASTON

MRS ARLENE FOSTER

MR PAUL FREW

MR PAUL GIRVAN

MR PAUL GIVAN

MRS BRENDA HALE

MR SIMON HAMILTON

MR DAVID HILDITCH

MR WILLIAM HUMPHREY

MR WILLIAM IRWIN

MR IAN MCCREA

MR DAVID MCILVEEN

MISS MICHELLE MCILVEEN

MR ADRIAN MCQUILLAN

THE LORD MORROW

MR STEPHEN MOUTRAY

MR ROBIN NEWTON

MR EDWIN POOTS

MR GEORGE ROBINSON

MR ALASTAIR ROSS

MR JIMMY SPRATT

MR MERVYN STOREY

MR PETER WEIR

MR JIM WELLS

Northern Ireland Assembly

16 July 2013

Division 1

Motion – Determination of Parades Commission– Amendment

Proposed:

Leave out all after first ‘notes’ and insert:

‘ the determination issued by the Parades Commission on 9 July 2013 in relation to the application by the three Ligoniel Orange Lodges for a Parade in Belfast on 12 July 2013; supports the Parades Commission’s efforts to bring about a resolution to contentious parades; condemns unreservedly the orchestrated attacks on the PSNI and the community in the past few days which arose as a direct consequence of the refusal by the Orange Order to respect the Parades Commission's determination; supports the PSNI in its task of bringing forward those responsible for prosecution; recognises that the building of a shared future requires mutual respect for the differing cultural identities; calls for respect and tolerance to be shown for everyone's cultural identity; and further calls for immediate dialogue between parade organisers and the local community in any area where there is a contentious parade with a view to securing a resolution to the issue.’

Mr G Kelly
Ms C Ní Chuilín
Mr D McKay

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 41
Noes: 44

AYES

Mr Attwood, Mr Boylan, Mr D Bradley, Mr Dallat, Mr Dickson, Mr Durkan, Mr Eastwood, Dr Farry, Ms Fearon, Mr Flanagan, Mr Ford, Mr Hazzard, Mr G Kelly, Ms Lo, Mr Lynch, Mr Lyttle, Mr McAleer, Mr McCallister, Ms J McCann, Mr McCartney, Ms McCorley, Mr B McCrea, Mr McDevitt, Dr McDonnell, Mr McElduff, Ms McGahan, Mr McGlone, Mr M McGuinness, Mr McKay, Ms Maeve McLaughlin, Mr McMullan, Mr A Maginness, Mr Maskey, Ms Ní Chuilín, Mr Ó hOisín, Mr O'Dowd, Mrs O'Neill, Mr P Ramsey, Ms S Ramsey, Mr Rogers, Mr Sheehan.

Tellers for the Ayes: Mr G Kelly and Mr McKay

NOES

Mr Agnew, Mr Allister, Mr Beggs, Mr Bell, Ms Brown, Mr Buchanan, Mr Clarke, Mr Copeland, Mr Craig, Mr Cree, Mrs Dobson, Mr Douglas, Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Mr Elliott, Mrs Foster, Mr Frew, Mr Gardiner, Mr Givan, Mr Hamilton, Mr Hilditch, Mr Humphrey, Mr Hussey, Mr Irwin, Mr Kinahan, Mr McCausland, Mr I McCrea, Mr McGimpsey, Miss M McIlveen, Mr McNarry, Mr McQuillan, Lord Morrow, Mr Moutray, Mr Nesbitt, Mr Newton, Mrs Overend, Mr Poots, Mr P Robinson, Mr Ross, Mr Storey, Mr Swann, Mr Weir, Mr Wells, Mr Wilson.

Tellers for the Noes: Mr Clarke and Mr McQuillan

The Amendment fell.

Northern Ireland Assembly

16 July 2013

Division 2

Motion – Determination of Parades Commission

Proposed:

That this Assembly notes the lawful but illogical determination issued by the Parades Commission on 9 July 2013 in relation to the application by the three Ligoniel Orange Lodges for a parade in Belfast on 12 July 2013; further notes the consequences of the determination and its outworking in that attempts to build a shared future have been harmed by the actions of those who oppose the concept of sharing space and respecting cultural identity; and calls, not only for the rule of law to be upheld, but also for respect and tolerance to be shown for everyone’s cultural identity.

Mr P Robinson
Mr N McCausland
Mr G Campbell
Mr S Wilson

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 43
Noes: 42

AYES

Mr Allister, Mr Beggs, Mr Bell, Ms Brown, Mr Buchanan, Mr Clarke, Mr Copeland, Mr Craig, Mr Cree, Mrs Dobson, Mr Douglas, Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Mr Elliott, Mrs Foster, Mr Frew, Mr Gardiner, Mr Givan, Mr Hamilton, Mr Hilditch, Mr Humphrey, Mr Hussey, Mr Irwin, Mr Kinahan, Mr McCausland, Mr I McCrea, Mr McGimpsey, Miss M McIlveen, Mr McNarry, Mr McQuillan,Lord Morrow, Mr Moutray, Mr Nesbitt, Mr Newton, Mrs Overend, Mr Poots, Mr P Robinson, Mr Ross, Mr Storey, Mr Swann, Mr Weir, Mr Wells, Mr Wilson.

Tellers for the Ayes: Mr Clarke and Mr McQuillan

NOES

Mr Agnew, Mr Attwood, Mr Boylan, Mr D Bradley, Mr Dallat, Mr Dickson, Mr Durkan, Mr Eastwood, Dr Farry, Ms Fearon, Mr Flanagan, Mr Ford, Mr Hazzard, Mr G Kelly, Ms Lo, Mr Lynch, Mr Lyttle, Mr McAleer, Mr McCallister, Ms J McCann, Mr McCartney, Ms McCorley, Mr B McCrea, Mr McDevitt, Dr McDonnell, Mr McElduff, Ms McGahan, Mr McGlone, Mr M McGuinness, Mr McKay, Ms Maeve McLaughlin, Mr McMullan, Mr A Maginness, Mr Maskey, Ms Ní Chuilín, Mr Ó hOisín, Mr O'Dowd, Mrs O'Neill, Mr P Ramsey, Ms S Ramsey, Mr Rogers, Mr Sheehan.

Tellers for the Noes: Mr G Kelly and Mr McKay

The Motion was carried.

Northern Ireland Assembly

Papers Presented to the Assembly on
9 – 16 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

The Northern Ireland Practice and Education Council for Nursing and Midwifery Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2013 (DHSSPS)

Northern Ireland Legal Services Commission Annual Report and Financial Statements for the year ended 31 March 2013 (DOJ)

Draft Code of Practice No. 13: Governance and administration of occupational defined contribution trust-based pension schemes (DSD)

Public Health Agency Annual Report and Accounts for the Year Ending 31 March 2013 (DHSSPS)

British Library Annual Report and Accounts 2012/13 (DCMS)

Probation Board for Northern Ireland – Annual Report and Accounts 2012/13 (DOJ)

SOCA Annual Report and Accounts 2012/13 (DOJ)

5. Assembly Reports

6. Statutory Rules

S. R. 2012/159 The Fuel Allowance Payments Scheme Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2013 (DSD)

S. R. 2013/175 The Rules of the Court of Judicature (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) 2013 (DOJ)

S. R. 2013/181 The Sex Discrimination Code of Practice (Equal Pay) (Appointed Day) Order (Northern Ireland) 2013 (OFMDFM)

S. R. 2013/184 The Road Races (Garron Point Hill Climb) Order (Northern Ireland) 2013 (DRD)

S. R. 2013/185 The Road Races (Ulster Grand Prix Bike Week) Order (Northern Ireland) 2013 (DRD)

S. R. 2013/188 The Frome Street, Belfast (Footpaths) (Abandonment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2013 (DRD)

S.R. 2013/190 The Child Support and Claims and Payments (Miscellaneous Amendments and Change to the Minimum Amount of Liability) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2013 (DSD)

S.R. 2013/191 The Social Fund Winter Fuel Payment (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2013 (DSD)

For Information Only:

S. R. 2013/186 The Waiting Restrictions (Larne) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2013 (DRD)

S. R. 2013/187 The Loading Bays on Roads (Amendment No. 2) Order (Northern Ireland) 2013 (DRD)

7. Written Ministerial Statements

Waste Crime: The Threat of Criminality and Organised Crime (DOE)

Review into the Operation of PPS21 ‘Sustainable Development in the Countryside’ (DOE)

Position Statement on High Volume Hydraulic Fracturing (DOE)

8. Consultation Documents

Taxis Act (NI) 2008 Taxi Driver Test and Periodic Training Proposals for Public Consultation July 2013 (DOE)

Consultation on Proposed Road Races (Amendment) Bill (DRD)

Employment Law Review (DEL)

9. Departmental Publications

10. Agency Publications

11. Westminster Publications

12. Miscellaneous Publications

National Lottery Commission Annual Report and Accounts 2012/13 (National Lottery Commission)

General Dental Council Annual Report and Accounts 2012 (GDC)

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