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Minutes of Proceedings

Session: 2013/2014

Date: 19 May 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. Assembly Business

2.1 Motion: Suspension of Standing Order 20(1)

Proposed:

That Standing Order 20(1) be suspended for 19 May 2014.

Ms C Ruane
Mr P Weir
Mr S Dickson
Mr P Ramsey

The Question being put, the Motion was carried with cross-community support nemine contradicente.

3. Executive Committee Business

3.1 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 following which she replied to questions.

3.2 Motion – The draft Renewables Obligation (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2014

Proposed:

That the draft Renewables Obligation (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2014 be approved.

Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment

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

The sitting was suspended at 12.47pm.

The sitting resumed at 1.00pm, with the Speaker 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, the Rt Hon Peter Robinson. The junior Minister, Mr Jonathan Bell, also answered a number of questions. 

4.2 Regional Development

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

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

4.3 Justice

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

4.4 Agriculture and Rural Development

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

5. Adjournment

Proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

The Speaker

The Assembly adjourned at 4.02pm.

Mr William Hay
The Speaker

19 May 2014

Northern Ireland Assembly

Papers Presented to the Assembly on
14 - 19 May 2014

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

Belfast Education and Library Board Annual Report 2012-13 (DE)

5. Assembly Reports

Report on the Legislative Consent Motion: UK Finance (No.2) Bill - Provisions Dealing with Air Passenger Duty (NIA 176/11-15) Committee for Finance and Personnel

Report on Improving Pupil Attendance: Follow-Up Report (NIA 181/11-15) Public Accounts Committee

6. Statutory Rules

S. R. 2014/131 The Attorney General's Human Rights Guidance (Public Prosecution Service for Northern Ireland) Order (Northern Ireland) 2014 (Attorney General)

S. R. 2014/132 The Attorney General's Human Rights Guidance (Northern Ireland Prison Service - Conditions of Imprisonment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2014 (Attorney General)

S. R. 2014/135 The Nicholsons Court, Newry (Abandonment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2014 (DRD)

S. R. 2014/136 The Rowantree Road (C355), Dromore (Abandonment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2014 (DRD)

S. R. 2014/139 The Land Registry (Fees) Order (Northern Ireland) 2014 (DFP)

S. R. 2014/140 The Social Security (Maternity Allowance) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014 (DSD)

For Information Only:

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 20 May 2014

2011-2015 Mandate
Executive Bills

Title &
NIA Bill Number

First
Stage

Second Stage

Comm. Stage to Conclude

Report Ordered to be Printed

CS

FCS

Final Stage

Royal Assent

Marine Bill          5/11-15

21.02.12

05.03.12

06.07.12

05.07.12

30.04.13

13.05.13

21.05.13

17.09.13

Welfare Reform Bill 13/11-15

01.10.12

09.10.12

19.02.13

14.02.13

 

 

 

 

Education Bill    14/11-15

02.10.12

15.10.12

08.04.13

08.04.13

 

 

 

 

Planning Bill     17/11-15

14.01.13

22.01.13

07.06.13

06.06.13

24.06.13 & 25.06.13

 

 

 

Tobacco Retailers Bill 19/11-15

15.04.13

23.04.13

18.10.13

09.10.13

3.12.13

10.02.14

18.02.14

25.03.14

Carrier Bags Bill 20/11-15

03.06.13

11.06.13

30.11.13

26.11.13

28.01.14

25.02.14

10.03.14

28.04.14

Financial Provisions Bill 22/11-15

17.06.13

01.07.13

13.12.13

11.12.13

11.02.14

24.02.14

04.03.14

28.04.14

Public Service Pensions Bill     23/11-15

17.06.13

25.06.13

29.11.13

27.11.13

14.01.14

27.01.14

04.02.14

11.03.14

Licensing of Pavement Cafés Bill 24/11-15

17.06.13

25.06.13

13.12.13

05.12.13

04.03.14

25.03.14

07.04.14

12.05.14

Health and Social Care (Amendment) Bill 27/11-15

16.09.13

24.09.13

11.12.13

04.12.13

20.01.14

28.01.14

11.02.14

11.04.14

Local Government Bill 28/11-15

23.09.13

01.10.13

20.02.14

20.02.14

18&19.03.14

01.04.14

08.04.14

12.05.14

Road Races (Amendment) Bill 29/11-15

18.11.13

26.11.13

/

/

2.12.13

9.12.13

10.12.13

17.01.14

Reservoirs Bill 31/11-15

 

20.01.14

04.02.14

04.07.14

 

 

 

 

 

Budget Bill

32/11-15

10.02.14

11.02.14

/

/

17.02.14

18.02.14

24.02.14

19.03.14

Legal Aid and Coroners’ Courts Bill

33/11-15

31.03.14

08.04.14

20.06.14

 

 

 

 

 

Work and Families Bill

34/11-15

28.04.14

12.05.14

 

 

 

 

 

 

Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill

35/11-15

12.05.14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) Bill 25/11-15

17.06.13

Bill fell.

Re-introduced as Bill 30/11-15 (see below)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Further Provisions and Support for Victims) Bill 26/11-15

24.06.13

23.09.13 & 24.09.13

11.04.14

11.04.14

 

 

 

 

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) Bill 30/11-15

 

09.12.13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                   

/ 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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