Minutes of Proceedings

Session: 2013/2014

Date: Tuesday, 17 September 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. Speaker's Business

2.1 Deputy Chairperson Nomination

The Speaker informed Members that he had received the nomination of Ms Maeve McLaughlin to replace Ms Sue Ramsey as Chairperson of the Committee for Health, Social Services and Public Safety with effect from 16 September 2013. The Speaker confirmed the appointment.

3. Executive Committee Business

3.1 Statement – North South Ministerial Council Plenary meeting

The deputy First Minister, Mr Martin McGuinness, made a statement regarding the North South Ministerial Council Plenary meeting, held on 5 July 2013, following which he replied to questions.

3.2 Statement – North South Ministerial Council meeting in Inland Waterways Sectoral Format

The Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure, Ms Carál Ní Chuilín made a statement regarding the North South Ministerial Council meeting in Inland Waterways sectoral format held on 19 June 2013, following which she replied to questions.

3.3 Statement – North South Ministerial Council meeting in Language Sectoral Format

The Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure, Ms Carál Ní Chuilín, made a statement regarding the North South Ministerial Council meeting in Language sectoral format, held on 19 June and 10 July 2013, following which she replied to questions.

4. Committee Business

4.1 Motion – Regional Library for Northern Ireland

Proposed:

That this Assembly recognises the economic, cultural, social and educational benefits that a regional library for Northern Ireland would provide; and urges the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure to engage with Executive colleagues and other partners to pursue Belfast Central Library's redevelopment plan to create a regional library as part of the overall 'Library Square' project.

Chairperson, Committee for Culture, Arts and Leisure

Debate ensued

The sitting was suspended at 12.29pm.

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

5. Question Time

5.1 Employment and Learning

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

5.2 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.

6. Committee Business (Cont'd)

6.1 Motion – Regional Library for Northern Ireland

Debate resumed on the Motion.

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

7. Private Members' Business

7.1 Motion – Day of Recognition for the Emergency Services

Proposed:

That this Assembly recognises the valuable and life-saving work of the emergency services; and calls on the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety and the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure, to set aside an annual day of recognition, beginning with Michaelmas Day on 29th September 2013, in order to create a lasting legacy of the World Police and Fire Games 2013.

Mrs K McKevitt
Mr D Bradley

Debate ensued.

The Speaker took the Chair.

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

The Deputy Speaker (Mr Beggs) took the Chair.

8. Adjournment

Ms Maeve McLaughlin spoke to her topic regarding the University of Ulster expansion at Magee.

Proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

The Speaker
The Assembly adjourned at 5.53pm.

Mr William Hay
The Speaker
17 September 2013

Northern Ireland Assembly

Papers Presented to the Assembly on
17 September 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
5. Assembly Reports
6. Statutory Rules

For Information Only:

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

1. First Stage: Introduction of Bill.

2. Second Stage: General debate of the Bill with an opportunity for Members to vote on its general principles.

3. Committee Stage (Comm. Stage): Detailed investigation by a Committee which concludes with the publication of a report for consideration by the Assembly.

4. 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.

5. Further Consideration Stage (FCS): Consideration by the Assembly of, and an opportunity for Members to vote on, further amendments to the Bill.

6. Final Stage: Passing or rejecting of Bill by the Assembly, without further amendment.

7. Royal Assent.

Proceedings as at 18 September 2013

2011-2015 Mandate

Executive Bills

Title &
NIA Bill Number

First
Stage

Second Stage

Comm. Stage to Conclude

Report Ordered to be Printed

CS

FCS

Final Stage

Royal Assent

Marine Bill          5/11-15

21.02.12

05.03.12

06.07.12

05.07.12

30.04.13

13.05.13

21.05.13

17.09.13

Welfare Reform Bill 13/11-15

01.10.12

09.10.12

19.02.13

14.02.13

 

 

 

 

Education Bill    14/11-15

02.10.12

15.10.12

08.04.13

08.04.13

 

 

 

 

Planning Bill     17/11-15

14.01.13

22.01.13

07.06.13

06.06.13

24.06.13 & 25.06.13

 

 

 

Tobacco Retailers Bill 19/11-15

15.04.13

23.04.13

18.10.13

 

 

 

 

 

Carrier Bags Bill 20/11-15

03.06.13

11.06.13

30.11.13

 

 

 

 

 

Financial Provisions Bill 22/11-15

17.06.13

01.07.13

07.10.13

 

 

 

 

 

Public Service Pensions Bill     23/11-15

17.06.13

25.06.13

01.10.13

 

 

 

 

 

Licensing of Pavement Cafés Bill 24/11-15

17.06.13

25.06.13

01.10.13

 

 

 

 

 

Health and Social Care (Amendment) Bill 27/11-15

16.09.13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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