Minutes of Proceedings

Session: 2011/2012

Date: Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Venue: Assembly Chamber

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

1. Personal Prayer or Meditation

Members observed two minutes’ silence.

2. Executive Committee Business

2.1 Statement - Publication of the refresh of the Northern Ireland Suicide Prevention Strategy – “Protect Life - A Shared Vision”

The Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, Mr Edwin Poots, made a statement regarding the publication of the refresh of the Northern Ireland Suicide Prevention Strategy Protected Life - A Shared Vision, following which he replied to questions.  

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, following which he replied to questions.

2.3 Statement - Public Expenditure 2012-13: June Monitoring

The Minister of Finance and Personnel, Mr Sammy Wilson, made a statement regarding Public Expenditure 2012-13: June Monitoring, following which he replied to questions.   

2.4 Consideration Stage - Budget (No.2) Bill (NIA 8/11-15)

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

No amendments were tabled to the Bill.

Clauses

The question being put, it was agreed without division that Clauses 1 to 8 stand part of the Bill.

Schedules

The question being put, it was agreed without division that Schedules 1 to 4 stand part of the Bill.

Long Title

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

Bill NIA 8/11-15 stood referred to the Speaker.

The sitting was suspended at 12.29pm.

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

3. Question Time

3.1 Social Development  

Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister for Social Development, Mr Nelson McCausland.

3.2 Agriculture and Rural Development  

Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mrs Michelle O’Neill.

The Deputy Speaker (Mr Beggs) took the Chair.

4. Committee Business

4.1 Motion - Public Accounts Committee Reports and Memoranda of Reply

Proposed:

That this Assembly takes note of the following Public Accounts Committee Reports:

Report on Campsie Office Accommodation and Synergy e-Business Incubator (01/10/11R)

The Management of Substitution Cover for Teachers: Follow-up Report (20/10/11R)

The Administration and Management of the Disability Living Allowance Reconsideration and Appeals Process (25/10/11R)

Report on Arrangements for Ensuring the Quality of Care in Homes for Older People (39/10/11R)

Measuring the Performance of NI Water (37/10/11R)   

Procurement and Governance in NI Water (40/10/11R)

Improving Adult Literacy and Numeracy (60/10/11R)

Report on Managing Criminal Legal Aid (NIA 20/11-15)

Report on Reducing Water Pollution from Agricultural Sources – The Farm Nutrient Management Scheme (NIA 21/11-15)

Report on Creating Effective Partnerships between Government and the Voluntary and Community Sector (NIA 24/11-15)

Report on the Use of Locum Doctors by Northern Ireland Hospitals (NIA 37/11-15)

and the following Department of Finance and Personnel Memoranda of Reply:

Report on Campsie Office Accommodation and Synergy e-Business Incubator

The Management of Substitution Cover for Teachers: Follow-up Report

The Administration and Management of the Disability Living Allowance Reconsideration and Appeals Process

Measuring the Performance of NI Water

Procurement and Governance in NI Water

Report on Arrangements for Ensuring the Quality of Care in Homes for Older People

Improving Adult Literacy and Numeracy

Report on Managing Criminal Legal Aid

Report on Reducing Water Pollution from Agricultural Sources – The Farm Nutrient Management Scheme

Report on Creating Effective Partnerships between Government and the Voluntary and Community Sector

Report on the Use of Locum Doctors by Northern Ireland Hospitals.

Chairperson, Public Accounts Committee

Debate ensued.

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

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

4.2 Motion - Review of the Number of Members of the Northern Ireland Assembly

Proposed:

That this Assembly notes the Report of the Assembly and Executive Review Committee on the Review of the Number of Members of the Northern Ireland Legislative Assembly and on the Reduction in the Number of Northern Ireland Departments: Part 1 - Number of Members of the Northern Ireland Legislative Assembly (NIA 52/11-15).

Chairperson, Assembly and Executive Review Committee

Debate ensued.

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

4.3 Motion: Prayer of Annulment S.R. 2012/203

Proposed:

That the Penalty Charges (Prescribed Amounts) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 (S.R. 2012/203) be annulled.

Chairperson, Committee for Regional Development

Debate ensued.

The Speaker took the Chair.

The Question being put, the Motion was negatived (Division 1).

5. Adjournment

Mr Chris Lyttle spoke to his topic on Primary education provision in East Belfast.

Proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

The Speaker

The Assembly adjourned at 8.50pm.

Mr William Hay
The Speaker
26 June 2012

Northern Ireland Assembly

26 June 2012
Division 1

Prayer of Annulment S.R. 2012/203 - Motion

Proposed:

That the Penalty Charges (Prescribed Amounts) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 (S.R. 2012/203) be annulled.

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 36

Noes: 49

Ayes

Mr Agnew, Mr Boylan, Ms Boyle, Mr D Bradley, Mr Brady, Mrs Cochrane, Mr Dallat, Mr Dickson,
Mr Doherty, Mr Durkan, Mr Eastwood,  Mr Flanagan, Ms Lo, Mr Lynch, Mr Lyttle,  Mr F McCann,
Mr McCarthy, Mr McCartney,  Mr McDevitt, Dr McDonnell, Mr McElduff,  Mr McGlone, Mr McKay,
Mrs McKevitt,  Mr Mitchel McLaughlin, Mr McMullan,  Mr McNarry, Mr A Maginness, Mr A Maskey,  
Mr P Maskey, Mr Ó hOisín, Mr P Ramsey,  Ms S Ramsey, Mr Rogers, Ms Ruane,  Mr Sheehan.

Tellers for the Ayes: Mr Flanagan and Mr Rogers.

Noes

Mr Allister, Mr Anderson, Mr Beggs, Mr Bell,  Ms P Bradley, Ms Brown, Mr Campbell,  Mr Clarke,
Mr Copeland, Mr Craig, Mr Cree,  Mrs Dobson, Mr Douglas, Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Mr Elliott, Mr Frew, Mr Gardiner, Mr Girvan,  Mr Givan, Mrs Hale, Mr Hamilton, Mr Hilditch,  Mr Humphrey, Mr Hussey,
Mr Irwin, Mr Kennedy, Mr Kinahan, Mr McCallister, Mr McCausland,  Mr B McCrea, Mr I McCrea,
Mr McGimpsey,  Mr D McIlveen, Miss M McIlveen, Mr McQuillan, Lord Morrow, Mr Moutray, Mr Nesbitt,  Mr Newton, Mrs Overend, Mr G Robinson,  Mr Ross, Mr Spratt, Mr Storey, Mr Swann,  Mr Weir,
Mr Wells, Mr Wilson.

Tellers for the Noes: Mr Hussey and Mr Kinahan

The Motion was negatived.

Northern Ireland Assembly

Papers Presented to the Assembly on
26 June 2012

1. Acts of the Northern Ireland Assembly

2. Bills of the Northern Ireland Assembly

Business Improvement Districts Bill (NIA Bill 9/11-15)

Criminal Justice Bill (NIA Bill 10/11-15)

3. Orders in Council

4. Publications Laid in the Northern Ireland Assembly

Answering the Call - An Inspection of the Police Service of Northern Ireland's Contact Management Arrangements (DOJ)

5. Assembly Reports

Report on the Legislative Consent Motion: Local Government Finance Bill (the power for HM Revenue and Customs to supply information for purposes of rates in Northern Ireland) (NIA 61/11-15) (Committee for Finance and Personnel)

6. Statutory Rules

  • S.R. 2012/244 The Tobacco Advertising and Promotion (Specialist Tobacconists) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DHSSPS)
  • S.R. 2012/246 The Tobacco Advertising and Promotion (Display) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DHSSPS)

For Information Only:

7. Written Ministerial Statements

8. Consultation Documents           

9. Departmental Publications

The Industrial Injuries Advisory Council Annual Report 2011-2012 (DSD)

10. Agency Publications

11. Westminster Publications

Sentence Review Commissioners Annual Report 2011-12 (HC)

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 26 JUNE 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

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

13.06.11

20.06.11

N/A

N/A

21.06.11

27.06.11

27.06.11

25.07.11

/Rates (Amendment) Bill NIA Bill 2/11-15

16.01.12

24.01.12

N/A

N/A

31.01.12

06.02.12

07.02.12

28.02.12

Pensions Bill NIA Bill 3/11-15

23.01.12

31.01.12

13.03.12

08.03.12

27.03.12

24.04.12

08.05.12

01.06.12

/Budget Bill NIA Bill 4/11-15

13.02.12

14.02.12

N/A

N/A

20.02.12

21.02.12

27.02.12

20.03.12

Marine Bill NIA Bill 5/11-15

21.02.12

05.03.12

06.07.12

 

 

 

 

 

Superannuation Bill 6/11-15

12.03.12

26.03.12

28.09.12

 

 

 

 

 

Inquiry into Historical Institutional Abuse Bill

7/11-15

12.06.12

25.06.12

01.10.12

 

 

 

 

 

/Budget (No. 2) Bill

8/11-15

18.06.12

25.06.12

N/A

N/A

26.06.12

 

 

 

Business Improvement Districts Bill 9/11-15

25.06.12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Criminal Justice Bill 10/11-15

25.06.12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/ Bill progressing by accelerated passage

 

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