Minutes of Proceedings

Session: 2012/2013

Date: Tuesday, 27 November 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 - North South Ministerial Council Meeting in Agriculture Sectoral Format

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mrs Michelle O’Neill, made a statement regarding the North South Ministerial Council meeting in agriculture sectoral format, held on 31 October, following which she replied to questions.

2.2 Second Stage - Water and Sewerage Services (Amendment) Bill (NIA 16/11-15)

The Minister for Regional Development, Mr Danny Kennedy, moved the Second Stage of the Water and Sewerage Services Bill (NIA 16/11-15). 

Debate ensued.

The Water and Sewerage Services Bill passed Second Stage without division.

3. Private Members’ Business

3.1 Motion - EU funding for 2014-2020
Proposed:

That this Assembly calls on the Minister for Regional Development to work in partnership with the Irish Government to advance the 'pre identified' projects list for inclusion in the next round of EU funding for 2014-2020.

Mr S Lynch
Mr D McAleer
Mr C Ó hOisín

3.2 Amendment No.1

Proposed:

Leave out all after ‘Development’ and insert:

‘to work with his counterparts in the Irish, Scottish, Welsh and British Governments in seeking the maximum amount of EU funding available for transport; and further calls on the European Commission to recognise Northern Ireland’s variance in terms of transport needs and existing infrastructure.’

Mr S Dickson
Mr K McCarthy

3.3 Amendment No.2

Proposed:

At end insert:

‘; and, under the auspices of the NSMC transport sector which has responsibility for reviewing and updating the transport policy for the island, to co-ordinate the transport aspects of EU cross-border programmes and develop plans for specific cross-border transport projects.’

Mr J Dallat
Mr C Eastwood

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

Debate ensued.

The sitting was suspended at 12.29pm.

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

4. Question Time

4.1 Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister

Questions were put to, and answered by, the First Minister, Rt Hon Peter Robinson. The junior Minister, Mr Jonathan Bell, also answered a number of questions. 

4.2 Justice  

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

5. Private Members’ Business (Cont’d)

5.1 Motion - EU funding for 2014-2020 (Cont’d)

Debate resumed on the motion.

The Question being put, Amendment No. 1 was made without division.

Amendment No. 2 was not put.

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

6. Adjournment

Mr Ross Hussey spoke to his topic on the future of the St Lucia site, Omagh.

Proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

The Speaker

The Assembly adjourned at 4.00pm.

Mr William Hay
The Speaker

27 November 2012

Northern Ireland Assembly

Papers Presented to the Assembly on
27 November 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

The Report of the Deputy Keeper of the Records 2011-12 (PRONI/DCAL)

An Independent Review of the Work Capability Assessment - Year Three and DSD’s

Response to the Report (DSD)

5. Assembly Reports

6. Statutory Rules

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

For Information Only:

7. Written Ministerial Statements

8. Consultation Documents

A Joint Consultation on Draft Regulations - Repeal of the Pedlars Acts (UK-wide), and Changes to Street Trading Legislation in England and Wales and Northern Ireland (DSD)

9. Departmental Publications

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 27 NOVEMBER 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

06.11.12

19.11.12

 

Inquiry into Historical Institutional Abuse Bill

NIA Bill 7/11-15

12.06.12

25.06.12

26.10.12

24.10.12

20.11.12

 

 

 

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

20.11.12

 

 

 

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) Bill NIA Bill 15/11-15

08.10.12

16.10.12

N/A

N/A

22.10.12

05.11.12

06.11.12

 

Water and Sewerage Services (Amendment) Bill NIA Bill 16/11-15

19.11.12

27.11.12

29.01.12

 

 

 

 

 

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) Bill NIA Bill 12/11-15

02.07.12

25.09.12

15.02.13

 

 

 

 

 

/ 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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