Minutes of Proceedings

Session: 2012/2013

Date: Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Venue: Assembly Chamber

The Assembly met at 10.30am, the Deputy Speaker (Mr Dallat) in the Chair.

1. Personal Prayer or Meditation

Members observed two minutes’ silence.

2. Executive Committee Business

2.1 Statement – Planning Policy Statement 16 – Tourism

The Minister of the Environment, Mr Alex Attwood, made a statement regarding Planning Policy Statement 16 – Tourism, following which he replied to questions.

2.2 Statement – The Launch and Procurement of Steps 2 Success

The Minister for Employment and Learning, Dr Stephen Farry, made a statement regarding the Launch and Procurement of Steps 2 success, following which he replied to questions.

2.3 Further Consideration Stage – Budget (No.2) Bill (NIA 21/11-15)

The Minister of Finance and Personnel, Mr Sammy Wilson, moved the Further Consideration Stage of the Budget (No.2) Bill.

No amendments were tabled to the Bill.

The Budget (No 2) Bill (NIA 21/11-15) stood referred to the Speaker for consideration in accordance with Section 10 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998.

2.4 Motion: Statistics and Registration Services Act 2007 (Disclosure of Pupil Information) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2013
Proposed:

That the Statistics and Registration Services Act 2007 (Disclosure of Pupil Information) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2013 be affirmed.

Minister of Finance and Personnel

Debate ensued.                      

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

2.5 Motion: Statistics and Registration Services Act 2007 (Disclosure of Higher Education Student Information) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2013
Proposed:

That the Statistics and Registration Services Act 2007 (Disclosure of Higher Education Student Information) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2013 be affirmed.

Minister of Finance and Personnel

Debate ensued.                      

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

2.6 Assembly Consent Motion: The Public Bodies (Abolition of the Registrar of Public Lending Right) Order 2013
Proposed:

That this Assembly consents to The Public Bodies (Abolition of the Registrar of Public Lending Right) Order 2013 in the form of the draft laid before the UK Parliament on 8 May 2013.

Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure

Debate ensued.                      

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

The sitting was suspended at 12.23pm.

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

3. Question Time

3.1 Regional Development

Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister for Regional Development, Mr Danny Kennedy.

3.2 Culture, Arts and Leisure

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

3.3 Assembly Commission

Questions were put to, and answered by, Members of the Assembly Commission.

4. Private Members’ Business

4.1 Motion – Broadband Provision in Rural Areas
Proposed:

That this Assembly welcomes the investment by the Executive into improving access to high speed broadband; recognises the continuing need for improvements in broadband infrastructure in many rural areas; and calls on the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment to work with local stakeholders to identify the areas that are in greatest need and to target investment into those areas to provide equitable broadband speed, cost and reliability.

Mr P Flanagan
Ms S Ramsey
Ms M McLaughlin

Debate ensued.

The Deputy Speaker (Mr Beggs) took the Chair.

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

4.2 Motion – Funding for Other Road Projects in Place of the A5 Western Transport Corridor
Proposed:

That this Assembly notes the current position of the A5 Western Transport Corridor scheme; further notes that the construction of the Corridor was an Executive commitment; and calls on the Executive, given the substantial delay in the scheme, to provide immediate support to the Minister for Regional Development to progress other road schemes, in place of the A5, including the A6 Randalstown to Castledawson dual carriageway, the A26 Glarryford to Drones Road dual carriageway, the A31 Magherafelt bypass, and the A55 at the Knock Road, Belfast to support the local construction industry.

Mrs S Overend
Mr R Swann
Mr M Nesbitt

4.3 Amendment 1
Proposed:

Leave out all after the second ‘Corridor’ and insert:

‘remains an Executive commitment; and calls on the Executive, given the substantial delay in the scheme, to provide immediate support to the Minister for Regional Development to progress other road schemes, until construction work begins on the A5, including the A6 Randalstown to Castledawson dual carriageway, the A26 Glarryford to Drones Road dual carriageway, the A31 Magherafelt bypass, A32 improvements between Enniskillen and Omagh, the Enniskillen ring road and other road priorities in the West and the A55 at the Knock Road, Belfast to support the local construction industry.’

Mr J Dallat
Mr J Byrne

4.4 Amendment 2
Proposed:

Leave out all after the second ‘scheme’ and insert:

‘to bring forward suitable capital projects which will improve our infrastructure, provide a much needed boost for the construction sector and be delivered within the available time frame.’

Mr J Spratt
Mr I McCrea
Mr D McIlveen
Mr P Weir

Debate ensued.

The Principal Deputy Speaker (Mr McLaughlin) took the Chair.

The Question being put, Amendment No. 1 fell (Division 1).

The Question being put, Amendment No. 2 was made (Division 2).

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

5. Adjournment

Mr Stephen Moutray spoke to his topic regarding the future of the Dickson Plan in Craigavon.

Proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

The Speaker

The Assembly adjourned at 7.43pm.

Mr William Hay
The Speaker
18 June 2013

18 June 2013
Divisions

Division 1

Motion: Funding for Other Road Projects in Place of the A5 Western Transport Corridor – Amendment 1
Proposed:

Leave out all after the second ‘Corridor’ and insert:

‘remains an Executive commitment; and calls on the Executive, given the substantial delay in the scheme, to provide immediate support to the Minister for Regional Development to progress other road schemes, until construction work begins on the A5, including the A6 Randalstown to Castledawson dual carriageway, the A26 Glarryford to Drones Road dual carriageway, the A31 Magherafelt bypass, A32 improvements between Enniskillen and Omagh, the Enniskillen ring road and other road priorities in the West and the A55 at the Knock Road, Belfast to support the local construction industry.’

Mr J Dallat
Mr J Byrne

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 25
Noes: 57

AYES

Mr Allister, Mr Attwood, Mr Byrne, Mr Copeland, Mr Cree, Mr Dallat, Mrs Dobson, Mr Durkan, Mr Eastwood, Mr Elliott, Mrs D Kelly, Mr Kennedy, Mr Kinahan, Mr McCallister, Mr B McCrea, Mr McDevitt, Dr McDonnell, Mr McGlone, Mrs McKevitt, Mr A Maginness, Mr Nesbitt, Mrs Overend, Mr P Ramsey, Mr Rogers, Mr Swann.

Tellers for the Ayes: Mr Eastwood and Mr Rogers

NOES 

Mr Agnew, Mr Anderson, Mr Bell, Mr Boylan, Ms Boyle, Ms P Bradley, Mr Brady, Ms Brown, Mr Clarke, Mrs Cochrane, Mr Craig, Mr Dickson, Mr Easton, Dr Farry, Ms Fearon, Mr Flanagan, Mr Ford, Mr Frew, Mr Girvan, Mr Givan, Mrs Hale, Mr Hazzard, Mr Hilditch, Mr Humphrey, Mr Irwin, Mr G Kelly, Mr Lynch, Mr McAleer, Mr F McCann, Ms J McCann, Mr McCarthy, Mr McCartney, Mr McCausland, Ms McCorley, Mr I McCrea, Mr McElduff, Ms McGahan, Miss M McIlveen, Ms Maeve McLaughlin, Mr McMullan, Mr McQuillan, Mr Maskey, Mr Milne, Mr Moutray, Mr Newton, Ms Ní Chuilín, Mr Ó hOisín, Mr O'Dowd, Mrs O'Neill, Mr Poots, Ms S Ramsey, Mr G Robinson, Ms Ruane, Mr Sheehan, Mr Spratt, Mr Storey, Mr Weir.

Tellers for the Noes: Mr Anderson and Mr G Robinson

The Amendment fell.

18 June 2013
Divisions

Division 2

Motion: Funding for Other Road Projects in Place of the A5 Western Transport Corridor – Amendment 2
Proposed:

Leave out all after the second ‘scheme’ and insert:

‘to bring forward suitable capital projects which will improve our infrastructure, provide a much needed boost for the construction sector and be delivered within the available time frame.’

Mr J Spratt
Mr I McCrea
Mr D McIlveen
Mr P Weir

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 57
Noes: 25

AYES

Mr Agnew, Mr Anderson, Mr Bell, Mr Boylan, Ms Boyle, Ms P Bradley, Mr Brady, Ms Brown, Mr Clarke, Mrs Cochrane, Mr Craig, Mr Dickson, Mr Douglas, Mr Easton, Dr Farry, Ms Fearon, Mr Flanagan, Mr Ford, Mr Frew, Mr Girvan, Mr Givan, Mrs Hale, Mr Hazzard, Mr Hilditch, Mr Humphrey, Mr Irwin, Mr G Kelly, Mr Lynch, Mr McAleer, Mr F McCann, Ms J McCann, Mr McCartney, Mr McCausland, Ms McCorley, Mr I McCrea, Mr McElduff, Ms McGahan, Miss M McIlveen, Ms Maeve McLaughlin, Mr McMullan, Mr McQuillan, Mr Maskey, Mr Milne, Mr Moutray, Mr Newton, Ms Ní Chuilín, Mr Ó hOisín, Mr O'Dowd, Mrs O'Neill, Mr Poots, Ms S Ramsey, Mr G Robinson, Ms Ruane, Mr Sheehan, Mr Spratt, Mr Storey, Mr Weir.

Tellers for the Ayes: Mr Anderson and Mr G Robinson

NOES

Mr Allister, Mr Attwood, Mr Byrne, Mr Copeland, Mr Cree, Mr Dallat, Mrs Dobson, Mr Durkan, Mr Eastwood, Mr Elliott, Mrs D Kelly, Mr Kennedy, Mr Kinahan, Mr McCallister, Mr B McCrea, Mr McDevitt, Dr McDonnell, Mr McGlone, Mrs McKevitt, Mr A Maginness, Mr Nesbitt, Mrs Overend, Mr P Ramsey, Mr Rogers, Mr Swann.

Tellers for the Noes: Mrs Overend and Mr Swann

The Amendment was made.

Northern Ireland Assembly

Papers Presented to the Assembly on
18 June 2013

1. Acts of the Northern Ireland Assembly

2. Bills of the Northern Ireland Assembly

Financial Provisions Bill [as introduced] (NIA Bill 22/11-15)

Public Service Pensions Bill [as introduced] (NIA Bill 23/11-15)

Licensing of Pavement Cafés Bill [as introduced] (NIA Bill 24/11-15)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) Bill [as introduced] (NIA Bill 25/11-15)

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

The Radioactive Substances (Fees and Charges) Scheme (Northern Ireland) 2013 (DOE)

The Water Abstraction and Impoundment (Licensing) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009 (Fees and Charges) (DOE)

The Consolidated Greenhouse Gas Emissions Charging Scheme (Northern Ireland) 2013 (DOE)

The Marine Licensing (Applications Fee) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011 (DOE)

The Waste Management Charging (Northern Ireland) Scheme 2013 (DOE)

Fees and Charges to Recover the Cost of Processing Discharge Consent Applications and the Regulation of Discharges under the Water (Northern Ireland) Order 1999 (DOE)

The Pollution Prevention and Control (Industrial Pollution and Radiochemical Inspectorate) Charging Scheme (Northern Ireland) 2013 (DOE)

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 18 June 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

 

Superannuation 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 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 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 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

25.04.13

Charities 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 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

 

 

 

 

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

19.11.12

27.11.12

29.01.12

23.01.13

12.02.13

25.02.13

05.03.13

25.04.13

Planning Bill     17/11-15

14.01.13

22.01.13

07.06.13

06.06.13

 

 

 

 

/Budget 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

23.04.13

18.10.13

 

 

 

 

 

Carrier Bags Bill 20/11-15

03.06.13

11.06.13

17.09.13

 

 

 

 

 

Budget (No. 2) Bill 21/11-15

10.06.13

11.06.13

N/A

N/A

17.06.13

18.06.13

 

 

Financial Provisions Bill 22/11-15

17.06.13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public Service Pensions Bill     23/11-15

17.06.13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Licensing of Pavement Cafés Bill 24/11-15

17.06.13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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    12/11-15

02.07.12

25.09.12

15.02.13

13.02.13

19.03.13

20.05.13

03.06.13

 

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) Bill 25/11-15

17.06.13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/ 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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