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Minutes of Proceedings

Session: 2013/2014

Date: 09 June 2014

Venue: Assembly Chamber

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

1. Personal Prayer or Meditation

2. Matter of the Day

2.1 Farming tragedy at Dunloy

Mr Jim Allister made a statement, under Standing Order 24, in relation to the farming tragedy at Dunloy. Other Members were also called to speak on the matter.

3. Executive Committee Business

3.1 Statement – Public consultation on consumer representation in Northern Ireland

The Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment, Mrs Arlene Foster, made a statement regarding the public consultation on consumer representation in Northern Ireland, following which she replied to questions.

The Deputy Speaker (Mr Beggs) took the Chair.

3.2 Motion – Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order (Northern Ireland) 2014             

Proposed:

That the Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order (Northern Ireland) 2014 be approved.

Minister for Social Development

Debate ensued.

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

3.3 Motion – Supply Resolution Main Estimates 2014-15  

Proposed:

That this Assembly approves that a sum, not exceeding £8,411,921,000, be granted out of the Consolidated Fund, for or towards defraying the charges for Northern Ireland Departments, the Northern Ireland Assembly Commission, the Assembly Ombudsman for Northern Ireland and the Northern Ireland Commissioner for Complaints, the Food Standards Agency, the Northern Ireland Audit Office, the Northern Ireland Authority for Utility Regulation and the Public Prosecution Service for Northern Ireland for the year ending 31st March 2015 and that resources, not exceeding £9,168,609,000, be authorised for use by Northern Ireland Departments, the Northern Ireland Assembly Commission, the Assembly Ombudsman for Northern Ireland and the Northern Ireland Commissioner for Complaints, the Food Standards Agency, the Northern Ireland Audit Office, the Northern Ireland Authority for Utility Regulation and the Public Prosecution Service for Northern Ireland for the year ending 31st March 2015 as summarised for each Department or other public body in Columns 3 (b) and 3 (a) of Table 1.3 in the volume of the Northern Ireland Estimates 2014-15 that was laid before the Assembly on 28th May 2014.

Minister of Finance and Personnel

The debate was suspended for Question Time.

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

4. Question Time

4.1 Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister  

Questions were put to, and answered by, the deputy First Minister, Mr Martin McGuinness. The junior Minister, Ms Jennifer McCann, also answered a number of questions. 

4.2 Finance and Personnel

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

5. Executive Committee Business (cont’d)

5.1 Motion – Supply Resolution Main Estimates 2014-15  

The Deputy Speaker (Mr Dallat) took the Chair.

Debate resumed on the motion.

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

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

5.2 First Stage - Budget (No.2) Bill 2014 (NIA 36/11-15)

The Minister of Finance and Personnel, Mr Simon Hamilton, introduced a Bill to authorise the issue out of the Consolidated Fund of certain sums for the service of the year ending 31st March 2015; to appropriate those sums for specified purposes; to authorise the Department of Finance and Personnel to borrow on the credit of the appropriated sums; to authorise the use for the public service of certain resources (including accruing resources) for the year ending 31st March 2015; and to repeal certain spent provisions.

The Budget (No.2) Bill 2014 (NIA 36/11-15) passed First Stage and ordered to be printed.

6. Adjournment

Proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

The Speaker

The Assembly adjourned at 6.24pm.

Mr William Hay
The Speaker

09 June 2013

Northern Ireland Assembly

Papers Presented to the Assembly on
4 – 9 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

Food from Britain - Annual Report and Accounts 2010-11 (For the year ended 31 March 2011) (DARD).

5. Assembly Reports

6. Statutory Rules

S.R. 2014/151 The Foot and Mouth Disease (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014 (DARD).

S.R. 2014/152 The Attorney General’s Human Rights Guidance (Northern Ireland Prison Service – Prison Order and Discipline) Order (Northern Ireland) 2014 (DOJ).

S.R. 2014/154 The Optical Charges and Payments (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014 (DHSSPS).

S.R. 2014/158 The Misuse of Drugs (Amendment No.2) and Misuse of Drugs (Safe Custody) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014 (DHSSPS).

S.R. 2014/159 The Misuse of Drugs (Designation) (Amendment No.2) Order (Northern Ireland) 2014 (DHSSPS).

S.R. 2014/162 The Social Security (Recovery of Benefits) (Lump Sum Payments) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014 (DSD).

S.R. 2014/167 The Child Support (Great Britain Reciprocal Arrangements) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014 (DSD).

For Information Only:

S.R. 2014/157 The Road Races (Dungannon Bush Motorcycle Race) Order (Northern Ireland) 2014 (DRD).

7. Written Ministerial Statements

8. Consultation Documents

Planning Reform & Transfer to Local Government: Proposals for Subordinate Legislation - The Planning Act (NI) 2011 - Phase 1 Public Consultation (DOE).

The Draft Local Government (Standing Orders) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014 and Model Standing Orders (DOE).

Consultation on a Scheme of Continuous Enforcement of Motor Insurance (DOE).

Consultation on Planning Policy Statement 22 ‘Affordable Housing’ (DOE).

Consultation on Draft Northern Ireland Legislation - The Marine Conservation (Fixed Monetary Penalties) Order (Northern Ireland) 2014 (DOE).

9. Departmental Publications

10. Agency Publications

11. Westminster Publications

12. Miscellaneous Publications

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