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Minutes of Proceedings

Session: 2014/2015

Date: 30 June 2014

Venue: Plenary Chamber

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

1. Personal Prayer or Meditation

Members observed two minutes’ silence.

2. Public Petition

2.1 Public Petition – Full Adoption of the Canadian Consensus Criteria for M.E. in Northern Ireland

Mr Dominic Bradley was granted leave, in accordance with Standing Order 22, to present a Public Petition regarding the full adoption of the Canadian Consensus Criteria for M.E. in Northern Ireland.

2.2 Public Petition – Detoxification Provisions in the Foyle Constituency

Mr Pat Ramsey was granted leave, in accordance with Standing Order 22, to present a Public Petition regarding detoxification provisions in the Foyle Constituency.

3. Executive Committee Business

3.1 Final Stage – Budget (No. 2) Bill (NIA Bill 36/11-15)

The Minister of Finance and Personnel, Mr Simon Hamilton, moved that the Final Stage of the Budget (No. 2) Bill (NIA Bill 36/11-15) do now pass.

Debate ensued.

The Budget (No. 2) Bill (NIA Bill 36/11-15) passed Final Stage with cross-community support nemine contradicente.

3.2 Motion – The draft Business Improvement Districts (Miscellaneous) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014

Proposed:

That the draft Business Improvement Districts (Miscellaneous) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014 be approved.

Minister for Social Development

Debate ensued.

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

3.3 Motion – The draft Police Act 1997 (Criminal Record Certificates: Relevant Matters) (Amendment No. 2) Order (Northern Ireland) 2014

Proposed:

That the draft Police Act 1997 (Criminal Record Certificates: Relevant Matters) (Amendment No. 2) Order (Northern Ireland) 2014 be approved.

Minister of Justice

Debate ensued.

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

The sitting was suspended at 1.54pm.

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

4. Question Time

4.1 Environment

Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister of the Environment, Mr Mark H Durkan.

4.2 Finance and Personnel

Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister of Finance and Personnel, Mr Simon Hamilton.

The Deputy Speaker (Mr Beggs) took the Chair.

5. Executive Committee Business (Cont’d)

5.1 Motion – Assembly Consent Motion: The Public Bodies (Abolition of Food From Britain) Order 2014

Proposed:

That this Assembly consents to the Public Bodies (Abolition of Food From Britain) Order 2014 in the form of the draft laid before the UK Parliament on 6 May 2014.

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development

Debate ensued.

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

6. Adjournment

Proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

The Speaker

The Assembly adjourned at 3.37pm.

Mr William Hay
The Speaker
30 June 2014

Northern Ireland Assembly

Papers Presented to the Assembly on
25 - 30 June 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

Commissioner for Standards Annual Report 2013-2014 (Commissioner for Standards)

Annual Report and Accounts: Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (Professional Standards Authority)

Northern Ireland Judicial Appointments Ombudsman – Annual Report 2013-14 (DOJ)

South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust – Charitable Trust Fund Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2014 (DHSSPS)

South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust – Annual Report and Accounts for the year ending 31 March 2014 (DHSSPS)

Northern Ireland Ambulance Service Health and Social Care Trust – Annual Report and Accounts for the year ending 31 March 2014 (DHSSPS)

Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland – Annual Report and Accounts for the Year Ended 31 March 2014 (Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland)

Annual Report of the Assembly Ombudsman for Northern Ireland and the Northern Ireland Commissioner for Complaints 2013-2014 (Assembly Ombudsman for Northern Ireland and the Northern Ireland Commissioner for Complaints)

Committee on Climate Change (CCC) – Annual Report and Accounts 2013/14 (DOE)

Northern Ireland Authority for Utility Regulation (NIAUR): Annual Report for 2013/14 (DETI)

5. Assembly Reports

6. Statutory Rules

S. R. 2014/181 The Police and Criminal Evidence (1989 Order) (Codes of Practice) (Temporary Modification to Code A) Order (Northern Ireland) 2014 (DOJ)

S. R. 2014/182 The Child Support Fees Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014 (DSD)

S. R. 2014/186 The Bus and Coach Passengers Rights and Obligations (Designation of Terminals, Tour Operators and Enforcement) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014 (DRD)

S. R. 2014/188 Local Government Pension Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014 (DOE)

S. R. 2014/189 The Local Government Pension Scheme (Amendment and Transitional Provisions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014 (DOE)

S. R. 2014/191 The Child Support (Ending Liability in Existing Cases and Transition to New Calculation Rules) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014 (DSD)

S.R. 2014/192 The Jobseeker’s Allowance (Homeless Claimants) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014 (DSD)

S. R. 2014/193 The Child Support (Modification, Consequential and Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014 (DSD)

For Information Only:

S. R. 2014/194 (C.13) The Child Maintenance (2008 Act) (Commencement No. 14 and Transitional Provisions) Order (Northern Ireland) 2014 (DSD)

7. Written Ministerial Statements

8. Consultation Documents

9. Departmental Publications

Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) Annual Report and Accounts 2013/14 (DARD)

Strategic Investment Board Limited 2013-14 Annual Report and Accounts (OFMDFM)

Development of Services for People with a Learning Disability or Mental Illness in Northern Ireland (DHSSPS)

Publication of the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council’s Annual Report 2013-14 (DSD)

Publication of the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council’s Report on the Presumption that Illness is Due to Working Conditions (DSD)

10. Agency Publications

11. Westminster Publications

12. Miscellaneous Publications

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