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Minutes of Proceedings

Session: 2013/2014

Date: 16 June 2014

Venue: Assembly Chamber

The Assembly met at noon, the Speaker in the Chair.

1. Personal Prayer or Meditation

Members observed two minutes’ silence.

2. Executive Committee Business

2.1 First StageJustice Bill (NIA Bill 37/11-15)

The Minister of Justice, Mr David Ford, introduced a Bill to provide for a single jurisdiction for county courts and magistrates’ courts; to amend the law on committal for trial; to provide for prosecutorial fines; to make provision in relation to victims and witnesses in criminal proceedings and investigations; to amend the law on criminal records and live links; to provide for violent offences prevention orders; to make other amendments relating to the administration of civil and criminal justice; and for connected purposes.

The Justice Bill (NIA Bill 37/11-15) passed First Stage and ordered to be printed.

2.2 Consideration StageBudget (No. 2) Bill (NIA Bill 36/11-15) 

The Minister of Finance and Personnel, Mr Simon Hamilton, 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 7 stand part of the Bill.

Schedules

The question being put, it was agreed without division that Schedules 1 to 3 stand part of the Bill.

Long Title

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

The Budget (No. 2) Bill (NIA Bill 36/11-15) stood referred to the Speaker.

2.3 Motion – The Occupational and Personal Pension Schemes (Automatic Enrolment) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014

Proposed:

That the Occupational and Personal Pension Schemes (Automatic Enrolment) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014 be approved.

Minister for Social Development

Debate ensued.

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

3. Committee Business

3.1 Motion – Extension of Committee Stage: Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill (NIA Bill 35/11-15)  

Proposed:

That, in accordance with Standing Order 33(4), the period referred to in Standing Order 33(2) be extended to 27 March 2015, in relation to the Committee Stage of the Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill (NIA Bill 35/11-15).

Chairperson, Committee for the Environment

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

3.2 Motion – Report on complaints against Mr Gerry Kelly MLA   

Following receipt of a valid Petition of Concern (Appendix 1) under Standing Order 28, Members were informed that the vote would be taken on Tuesday 17 June 2014.

Proposed:

That this Assembly, in consideration of the report of the Committee on Standards and Privileges (NIA183/11-15), imposes upon Mr Gerry Kelly MLA the sanction of exclusion from proceedings of the Assembly for a period of five days beginning on the Monday after the resolution.

Chairperson, Committee on Standards and Privileges

Debate ensued.

3.3 Motion – Refugee Week 2014 and Community Relations Week 2014   

Proposed:

That this Assembly notes that 16-22 June 2014 marks Refugee Week 2014 and Community Relations Week 2014; further notes the respective themes of Shared Future and Building a United Community; and expresses its support for both Refugee Week and Community Relations Week, particularly in relation to their shared aim of facilitating positive encounters between diverse cultures in order to encourage greater understanding, overcome hostility and build a shared society.

Chairperson, Committee for the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister

Debate ensued.

The debate was suspended for Question Time.

The Principal Deputy Speaker took the Chair.

4. Question Time

4.1 Regional Development  

Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister for Regional Development, Mr Danny Kennedy.

4.2 Enterprise, Trade and Investment

Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister of Finance and Personnel, Mr Simon Hamilton, on behalf of the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment, Mrs Arlene Foster.

The Deputy Speaker (Mr Dallat) took the Chair.

5. Committee Business (Cont’d)

5.1 Motion – Refugee Week 2014 and Community Relations Week 2014 (Cont’d)     

Debate resumed on the motion.

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

The Deputy Speaker (Mr Beggs) took the Chair.

6. Private Members’ Business

6.1 Motion – North Coast Transport Infrastructure    

Proposed:

That this Assembly calls upon the Minister for Regional Development to invest in the transport infrastructure at, and leading to, the North Coast to assist the commercial, commuter and tourist sectors of the economy.

Mr G Robinson
Mr J Spratt
Mr G Campbell
 Mr A McQuillan
 

Debate ensued.

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

7. Adjournment

Proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

The Speaker

The Assembly adjourned at 5.31pm.

Mr William Hay
The Speaker
16 June 2014

Appendix 1

Northern Ireland Assembly

The undersigned Members of the Northern Ireland Assembly presented a Petition of Concern, in accordance with Standing Order 28, on Monday 16 June 2014 in relation to the following motion:

Report on complaints against Mr Gerry Kelly MLA   

That this Assembly, in consideration of the report of the Committee on Standards and Privileges (NIA183/11-15), imposes upon Mr Gerry Kelly MLA the sanction of exclusion from proceedings of the Assembly for a period of five days beginning on the Monday after the resolution.

MS MEGAN FEARON
MR CHRIS HAZZARD
MR CATHAL BOYLAN
MR DAITHÍ MCKAY
MR CATHAL Ó HÓISIN
MS MICHAELA BOYLE
MS CARÁL NÍ CHUILÍN
MR MICKEY BRADY
MS MAEVE MCLAUGHLIN
MS SUE RAMSEY
MR RAYMOND MCCARTNEY
MR PAT SHEEHAN
MR SEAN LYNCH
MS CAITRÍONA RUANE
MS BRONWYN MCGAHAN
MR ALEX MASKEY
MR MITCHEL MCLAUGHLIN
MR BARRY MCELDUFF
MS ROSALEEN MCCORLEY
MR GERRY KELLY
MR DECLAN MCALEER
MR OLIVER MCMULLAN
MR JOHN O’DOWD
MS JENNIFER MCCANN
MR FRA MCCANN
MR PHIL FLANAGAN
MRS MICHELLE O’NEILL
MR IAN MILNE
MR MARTIN MCGUINNESS
MR PAT RAMSEY
MR COLUM EASTWOOD
MRS DOLORES KELLY
MR JOHN DALLAT
MR PATSY MCGLONE
MR SEÁN ROGERS
MR JOE BYRNE
MR FEARGHAL MCKINNEY
DR ALASDAIR MCDONNELL
MR MARK H DURKAN
MR ALBAN MAGINNESS
MR DOMINIC BRADLEY

Northern Ireland Assembly

Papers Presented to the Assembly on
11 - 16 June 2014

1. Acts of the Northern Ireland Assembly

Local Government Act (Northern Ireland) 2014 – Chapter 8.

Licensing of Pavements Cafés Act (Northern Ireland) 2014 – Chapter 9.

2. Bills of the Northern Ireland Assembly

3. Orders in Council

4. Publications Laid in the Northern Ireland Assembly

The National Fraud Initiative: Northern Ireland (Northern Ireland Audit Office).

Funds in Court in Northern Ireland – Statement of Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2013 (Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunal Service).

Land Purchase Account for the year ended 31 March 2013 (Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunal Service).

Annual Report about Special Advisers Employed the Financial Year 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2014 (DFP).

5. Assembly Reports

6. Statutory Rules

S. R. 2014/163 The Police Rehabilitation and Retraining Trust Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014 (DOJ).

S. R. 2014/166 The Smoke Control Areas (Exempted Fireplaces) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014 (DOE).

S. R. 2014/170 The Pharmaceutical Services (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014 (DHSSPS).

S. R. 2014/172 The Plant Health (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2014 (DARD).

For Information Only:

S. R. 2014/155 The Financial Provisions (2014 Act) (Commencement No.  1) Order (Northern Ireland) 2014 (DFP).

S. R. 2014/156 The Social Security (Reciprocal Agreements) Order (Northern Ireland) 2014 (DSD).

S. R. 2014/164 The Cycle Routes (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2014 (DRD).

S. R. 2014/165 The Waiting Restrictions (Antrim) Order (Northern Ireland) 2014 (DRD).

S. R. 2014/171 The Parking Places (Disabled Persons’ Vehicles) (Amendment No. 3) Order (Northern Ireland) 2014 (DRD).

7. Written Ministerial Statements

8. Consultation Documents

9. Departmental Publications

10. Agency Publications

11. Westminster Publications

12. Miscellaneous Publications

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