Minutes of Proceedings

Session: 2011/2012

Date: Tuesday, 07 February 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 Final Stage - Rates (Amendment) Bill (NIA Bill 2/11-15)

The Minister of Finance and Personnel, Mr Sammy Wilson, moved the Final Stage of the Rates (Amendment) Bill.

Debate ensued.

The question being put, NIA Bill 2/11-15 passed Final Stage with cross-community support. Nemine contradicente.

3. Private Members’ Business

3.2 Motion - Surety Bonds for New Housing Developments
Proposed:

That this Assembly notes with concern, the number of housing developments where roads and footpaths remain unfinished and sewerage systems have not been completed to a satisfactory standard, despite developers having entered into Surety Bonds under the Private Streets (Northern Ireland) Order 1980, the Water and Sewerage Services (Northern Ireland) Order 2006 and any preceding legislation; and calls on the Minister for Regional Development to carry out a review of the bond system in relation to roads, footpaths and sewerage systems in new developments and to review when a bond can be invoked by the relevant authority to address this on-going problem.

Miss M McIlveen
Mr J Wells

Debate ensued.

The sitting was suspended at 12.19 pm.

The sitting resumed at 2.00pm with the Principal Deputy Speaker (Mr Molloy) 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 Employment and Learning

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

5. Private Members’ Business (Cont’d)

Motion - Surety Bonds for New Housing Developments (cont’d)

Debate resumed.

The Speaker took the Chair.

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

5.1 Motion - Human Trafficking
Proposed:

That this Assembly expresses concern at the increase in human trafficking where people are brought in illegally and forced into a life of sexual exploitation, forced labour or domestic servitude; or are transported onward to other jurisdictions for similar purposes; and calls on the Executive to use all its powers to raise public awareness of this crime to ensure that the perpetrators are brought to justice, and that victims are given the support and help they need. 

Ms J McCann
Ms C Ruane
Ms S Ramsey

5.2 Amendment
Proposed:

At end insert:

‘regardless of whether they are co-operating with the law enforcement authorities; and further calls on the Executive to meet the obligations set out by the Council of Europe Convention (2005) and the new EU Directive (2011) on Action Against Trafficking in Human Beings by addressing the demand for sexual and labour exploitation, increasing penalty levels, adopting a victim-centred approach and implementing effective preventative measures.’

Ms A Lo
Mr C Lyttle
Mr S Dickson
Mrs J Cochrane

Debate ensued.

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

The Deputy Speaker (Mr Beggs) took the Chair.

The question being put Amendment 1 was made without Division.

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

6. Adjournment

Mr Stephen Moutray spoke to his topic on Millenium Way, Lurgan.

Proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

The Speaker

The Assembly adjourned at 5.21pm.

Mr William Hay
The Speaker
7 February 2012

Northern Ireland Assembly

Papers Presented to the Assembly on 7 February 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

6. Statutory Rules

S.R. 2012/22 The Licensing (Form of Licence) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DSD)

S.R. 2012/23 The Licensing (Register of Licences) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DSD)

S.R. 2012/24 The Licensing (Notice relating to Age) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DSD)

S.R. 2012/25 The Spring Traps Approval Order (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DOE)

S.R. 2012/26 The Registration of Clubs (Certificate of Registration) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DSD)

S.R. 2012/27 The Registration of Clubs (Notice relating to Age) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DSD)

For Information Only:

S.R. 2012/21 (C.5) The Wildlife and Natural Environment (2011 Act) (Commencement No.3) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DOE)

S.R. 2012/28 (C.6) Licensing and Registration of Clubs (Amendment) (2011 Act) (Commencement No.2) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DSD)

7. Written Ministerial Statements

8. Consultation Documents

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 7 FEBRUARY 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

24.06.11

N/A

N/A

31.01.12

06.02.12

07.02.12

 

Pensions Bill NIA Bill 3/11-15

23.01.12

31.01.12

13.03.12

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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