Minutes of Proceedings

Session: 2012/2013

Date: Tuesday, 23 October 2012

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. Executive Committee Business

2.1 Statement - Youth Justice Review

The Minister of Justice, Mr David Ford, made a statement regarding the Youth Justice Review, following which he replied to questions.

The Deputy Speaker (Mr Dallat) took the Chair.

2.2 Statement - North South Ministerial Council meeting in Education Sectoral Format

The Minister of Education, Mr John O’Dowd, made a statement regarding the North South Ministerial Council meeting in Education Sectoral Format, held on 17 October, following which he replied to questions.

2.3 Motion - The Construction Contracts Exclusion Order (Northern Ireland) 2012

Proposed:

That the Construction Contracts Exclusion Order (Northern Ireland) 2012 be affirmed.

Minister of Finance and Personnel

Debate ensued.

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

2.4 Motion - The Scheme for Construction Contracts in Northern Ireland (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012

Proposed:

That the Scheme for Construction Contracts in Northern Ireland (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 be affirmed.

Minister of Finance and Personnel

Debate ensued.

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

2.5 Legislative Consent Motion - Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill

Proposed:

That this Assembly agrees that the provisions in the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill, as amended in Committee in the House of Commons, dealing with the UK Green Investment Bank and payments to directors of quoted companies, should be considered by the United Kingdom Parliament.

Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment

Debate ensued.

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

3. Private Members’ Business

3.1 Motion - Cross-Border Education

Proposed:

That this Assembly notes the report 'A Study of Obstacles to Cross-Border Undergraduate Education' (May 2011) based on research by the European Employment Services Cross-Border Partnership at the request of the Irish Business and Employers Confederation and the Confederation of British Industry Joint Business Council; and calls on the Minister for Employment and Learning and the Minister of Education to work closely with the Department of Education and Skills to remove the barriers which limit student flows within the island of Ireland.

Mr B McElduff
Mr P Flanagan
Mr F McCann

Debate ensued.

The sitting was suspended at 12.28pm.

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

4. Question Time

4.1 Environment

Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister of the Environment, Mr Alex Attwood.

4.2 Finance and Personnel

Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister of Finance and Personnel, Mr Sammy Wilson.  

5. Private Members’ Business (Cont’d)

5.1 Motion - Cross-Border Education (Cont’d)

Debate resumed on the Motion.

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

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

6. Adjournment

Mrs Brenda Hale spoke to her topic on traffic issues in Hillsborough Village.  

Proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

The Speaker

The Assembly adjourned at 5.00pm.

Mr William Hay
The Speaker
23 October 2012

Northern Ireland Assembly

23 October 2012
Division 1

Cross-Border Education - Motion

Proposed:

That this Assembly notes the report 'A Study of Obstacles to Cross-Border Undergraduate Education' (May 2011) based on research by the European Employment Services Cross-Border Partnership at the request of the Irish Business and Employers Confederation and the Confederation of British Industry Joint Business Council; and calls on the Minister for Employment and Learning and the Minister of Education to work closely with the Department of Education and Skills to remove the barriers which limit student flows within the island of Ireland.

Mr B McElduff
Mr P Flanagan
Mr F McCann

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 52

Noes: 28

Ayes

Mr Attwood, Mr Boylan, Ms Boyle, Mr D Bradley, Mr Brady, Mr Byrne, Mrs Cochrane,
Mr Copeland, Mr Cree, Mr Dickson, Mrs Dobson, Mr Durkan, Mr Elliott, Dr Farry, Ms Fearon,
Mr Flanagan, Mr Ford, Mr Gardiner, Mr Hazzard, Mr G Kelly, Mr Kinahan, Mr Lunn, Mr Lyttle,
Mr McAleer, Mr F McCann, Ms J McCann, Mr McCarthy, Mr McCartney, Ms McCorley,
Mr B McCrea, Mr McDevitt, Dr McDonnell, Mr McElduff, Ms McGahan, Mr McGlone, Mr McKay, Ms Maeve McLaughlin, Mr Mitchel McLaughlin, Mr McMullan, Mr A Maginness, Mr Maskey,
Mr Molloy, Mr Nesbitt, Ms Ní Chuilín, Mr Ó hOisín, Mr O'Dowd, Mrs O'Neill, Mrs Overend,
Mr Rogers, Ms Ruane, Mr Sheehan, Mr Swann.

Tellers for the Ayes: Mr Flanagan and Mr McElduff.

Noes

Mr Allister, Mr Anderson, Mr Bell, Ms P Bradley, Ms Brown, Mr Buchanan, Mr Clarke, Mr Craig, Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Mr Frew, Mr Girvan, Mr Givan, Mrs Hale, Mr Hamilton, Mr Hilditch,
Mr Humphrey, Mr Irwin, Mr I McCrea, Mr D McIlveen, Miss M McIlveen, Lord Morrow, Mr Moutray, Mr Newton, Mr G Robinson, Mr Ross, Mr Storey, Mr Weir.

Tellers for the Noes: Mr Anderson and Mr Buchanan.

The Motion was carried.

Northern Ireland Assembly

Papers Presented to the Assembly on
23 October 2012

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

Assembly Members' Pension Scheme (Northern Ireland) 2012

Report on the Charities Bill (NIA Bill 11/11-15) (Committee for Social Development) (NIA 68/11-15)

6.    Statutory Rules

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

For Information Only:

7.    Written Ministerial Statements

8.    Consultation Documents

Consultation on the Zoonoses (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2013 (DARD)

9.    Departmental Publications

10. Agency Publications

The Safety of Services Provided by Health and Social Care Trusts (NIAO)

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 23 OCTOBER 2012

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

 

 

 

Inquiry into Historical Institutional Abuse Bill

NIA Bill 7/11-15

12.06.12

25.06.12

26.10.12

 

 

 

 

 

Business Improvement Districts Bill NIA Bill 9/11-15

25.06.12

17.09.12

13.12.12

 

 

 

 

 

Criminal Justice Bill NIA Bill 10/11-15

25.06.12

03.07.12

14.12.12

 

 

 

 

 

Charities Bill NIA Bill 11/11-15

02.07.12

11.09.12

23.10.12

23.10.12

 

 

 

 

Welfare Reform Bill NIA Bill 13/11-15

01.10.12

09.10.12

27.11.12

 

 

 

 

 

Education Bill NIA Bill 14/11-15

02.10.12

15.10.12

03.12.12

 

 

 

 

 

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

08.10.12

16.10.12

N/A

N/A

22.10.12

 

 

 

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) NIA Bill 12/11-15

02.07.12

25.09.12

13.11.12

 

 

 

 

 

/ 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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