Minutes of Proceedings

Session: 2011/2012

Date: Tuesday, 04 October 2011

Venue: Assembly Chamber

No. 20-11/12

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 Health and Food Safety Sectoral Format

The Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, Mr Edwin Poots, made a statement regarding the North South Ministerial Council meeting in Health and Food Safety sectoral format, held on 20 July 2011, following which he replied to questions.

2.2 Legislative Consent Motion: London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (Amendment) Bill
Proposed:

That this Assembly endorses the principle of the extension to Northern Ireland of the provisions in the London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (Amendment) Bill dealing with ticket touting.

Minister of Justice

Debate ensued.

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

3. Private Members’ Business

3.1 Motion: Student Places at the University of Ulster’s Magee Campus
Proposed:

That this Assembly calls on the Minister for Employment and Learning to ensure the creation of 1000 extra student places at the University of Ulster's Magee Campus during the current Comprehensive Spending Review period in order to provide the key economic driver that is envisaged by the IIex Regeneration Plan.

Mr P Ramsey
Mr M Durkan
Mr C Eastwood

Debate ensued.

The Principal Deputy Speaker took the Chair.

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

The sitting was suspended at 12.38pm.

The sitting resumed at 2.00pm, with the Speaker in the Chair.

4. Question Time

4.1 Education

Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister of Education, Mr John O’Dowd.

4.2 Environment

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

The Principal Deputy Speaker took the Chair.

5. Private Members’ Business (Cont’d)

5.1 Motion: Inadequate Weed Control by Roads Service Eastern Division
Proposed:

That this Assembly expresses concern at the failure of Roads Service Eastern Division to adequately control weeds on foot-ways and other public areas; and calls on the Minister for Regional Development to ensure that this problem is resolved without further delay.

Mr J Spratt
Mr A Easton
Mr J Craig

Debate ensued.

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

The Deputy Speaker (Mr Beggs) took the Chair.

6. Adjournment

Mr Mervyn Storey spoke to his topic on Executive Support for Rathlin Island.

Proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

The Speaker

The Assembly adjourned at 5.08pm.

Mr William Hay
The Speaker
4 October 2011

Northern Ireland Assembly

4 October 2011
Divisions

Division No. 1

Student Places at the University of Ulster’s Magee Campus - Motion

Proposed:

That this Assembly calls on the Minister for Employment and Learning to ensure the creation of 1000 extra student places at the University of Ulster's Magee Campus during the current Comprehensive Spending Review period in order to provide the key economic driver that is envisaged by the IIex Regeneration Plan.

Mr P Ramsey
Mr M Durkan
Mr C Eastwood

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 27
Noes: 49

Ayes

Ms M Anderson, Mr Attwood, Mr Boylan, Ms Boyle, Mr D Bradley, Mr Brady, Mr W Clarke, Mr Doherty, Mr Eastwood, Mr Flanagan, Ms Gildernew, Mrs D Kelly, Ms J McCann, Mr McCartney, Mr McDevitt, Dr McDonnell, Mr McElduff, Mr McGlone, Mr McKay, Mrs McKevitt, Mr McLaughlin, Mr McMullan, Mr A Maskey, Mr P Maskey, Mr Ó hOisín, Ms Ritchie, Mr Sheehan.

Tellers for the Ayes: Mr Eastwood and Mr McDevitt.

Noes

Mr S Anderson, Mr Beggs, Mr Bell, Ms P Bradley, Mr Buchanan, Mr T Clarke, Mr Copeland, Mr Craig, Mr Dickson, Mrs Dobson, Mr Douglas, Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Dr Farry, Mr Ford, Mr Frew, Mr Girvan, Mr Givan, Mrs Hale, Mr Hamilton, Mr Hilditch, Mr Humphrey, Mr Hussey, Mr Irwin, Mr Kennedy, Mr Kinahan, Ms Lewis, Ms Lo, Mr Lunn, Mr Lyttle, Mr McCarthy, Mr McCausland, Mr McClarty, Mr B McCrea, Mr I McCrea, Mr McGimpsey, Mr D McIlveen, Miss M McIlveen, Lord Morrow, Mr Moutray, Mr Nesbitt, Mr Newton, Mrs Overend, Mr Poots, Mr Ross, Mr Swann, Mr Weir, Mr Wells, Mr Wilson.

Tellers for the Noes: Mr Buchanan and Mr B McCrea.

The following Member voted in both Lobbies and is therefore not counted in the result: Mr Agnew.

The Motion was negatived.

Northern Ireland Assembly

Papers Presented to the Assembly on
4 October 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. 2011/344 The Hanover Glen, Bangor (Abandonment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2011 (DRD)
  • S.R. 2011/345 The Former Road (including footpath) at the Westlink, Belfast (Abandonment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2011 (DRD)
  • S.R. 2011/346 The Ballyblaugh Road, Newry (Abandonment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2011 (DRD)

For Information Only:

  • S.R. 2011/332 (C.25) The Dogs (Amendment) (2011 Act) (Commencement No.2) Order (Northern Ireland) 2011 (DARD)

7. Written Ministerial Statements

8. Consultation Documents

9. Departmental Publications

10. Agency Publications

11. Westminster Publications

12. Miscellaneous Publications

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