Minutes of Proceedings

Session: 2011/2012

Date: Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Venue: Assembly Chamber

No. 10-11/12

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 Attack on the Short Strand Area

Mr Alex Maskey made a statement, under Standing Order 24, in relation to the Attack on the Short Strand Area. Party representatives were also called to speak on the matter.

3. Executive Committee Business

3.1 Statement - North-South Ministerial Council: Plenary Format

The deputy First Minister, Mr Martin McGuinness, made a statement to the Assembly regarding the North-South Ministerial Council: Plenary format meeting, held on 10 June 2011, following which he replied to questions.

4. Speaker’s Business

4.1 Royal Assent

The Speaker informed the House that Royal Assent had been signified on 21 June 2011 to the Damages (Asbestos-related Conditions) Act (Northern Ireland) 2011.

5. Executive Committee Business (Cont’d)

5.1 Statement - Inter-governmental Agreement on Co-operation on Criminal Justice Matters

The Minister of Justice, Mr David Ford, made a statement to the Assembly regarding the Inter-governmental Agreement on Co-operation on Criminal Justice Matters, following which he replied to questions.

5.2 Consideration Stage - Budget (No.2) Bill (NIA 1/11-15)

The Minister of Finance and Personnel, Mr Sammy Wilson, moved the Consideration Stage of the Budget (No.2) Bill (NIA 1-11-15).

No amendments were tabled to the Bill.

Clauses

The question being put, it was agreed without division that Clauses 1 to 9 stand part of the Bill.

Schedules

The question being put, it was agreed without division that Schedules 1 to 5 stand part of the Bill.

Long Title

The question being put, the Long Title was agreed without division.

Bill (NIA 1/11-15) stood referred to the Speaker.

6. Committee Business

6.1 Motion - The Agency Workers Directive

Proposed:

That this Assembly notes the EU Directive on conditions for temporary agency workers (Directive 2008/104/EC); and calls on the Minister for Employment and Learning to ensure, in implementing the Directive, that both the needs of workers and minimising the costs to business are taken into account.

Chairperson, Committee for Employment and Learning

Debate ensued.

The sitting was suspended at 12.44pm.

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

7. Question Time

7.1 Justice

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

7.2 Regional Development

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

8. Committee Business (Cont’d)

8.1 Motion - The Agency Workers Directive (Cont’d)

Debate resumed on the Motion.

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

The Deputy Speaker (Mr Dallat) took the Chair.

9. Adjournment

Mr Tom Elliott spoke to his topic on Justice for Colin Worton.

Proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

The Speaker

The Assembly adjourned at 4.49pm.

Mr William Hay
The Speaker
21 June 2011

Northern Ireland Assembly

Papers Presented to the Assembly on
21 June 2011

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

(The Department identified after each rule is for reference purposes only)

  • S.R. 2011/229 The Rules of the Court of Judicature (Northern Ireland) (Amendment No.3) 2011 (DOJ)
  • S.R. 2011/230 The Crown Court (Amendment) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2011 (DOJ)
  • S.R. 2011/231 The Social Security (Industrial Injuries) (Prescribed Diseases) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011 (DSD)

For Information Only:

  • S.R. 2011/218 The Road Races (Eagles Rock Hill Climb) Order (Northern Ireland) 2011 (DRD)
  • S.R. 2011/219 The Road Races (Benbradagh Hill Climb) Order (Northern Ireland) 2011 (DRD)
  • S.R. 2011/225 The Magistrates' Courts (Civil Jurisdiction and Judgements Act 1982) (Amendment) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2011 (DOJ)

7. Written Ministerial Statements

8. Consultation Documents

9. Departmental Publications

Welfare Reform Bill (transfer of tax credits and data-sharing) - Legislative Consent Memorandum (DSD)

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 21 JUNE 2011

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

/Budget (No. 2) Bill NIA Bill 1/11-15

13.06.11

20.06.11

N/A

N/A

21.06.11

 


 


 


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


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


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