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Minutes of Proceedings

Session: 2013/2014

Date: 27 May 2014

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 Second Stage – Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill (NIA 35/11-15)

The Minister of the Environment, Mr Mark H Durkan, moved the Second Stage of the Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill (NIA 35/11-15).

Debate ensued.

The Deputy Speaker (Mr Dallat) took the Chair.

The sitting was suspended at 12.30pm.

The sitting resumed at 2.00pm, with the Principal Deputy Speaker (Mr McLaughlin) in the Chair.

3. Question Time

3.1 Social Development

Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister of Finance and Personnel, Mr Simon Hamilton, on behalf of the Minister for Social Development, Mr Nelson McCausland.

3.2 Culture, Arts and Leisure

Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure, Ms Carál Ní Chuilín.

4. Executive Committee Business (Cont’d)

4.1 Second Stage – Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill (NIA 35/11-15)

Debate resumed on the Bill.

The Speaker took the Chair.

The Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill (NIA 35/11-15) passed Second Stage without division.

4.2 Motion – The draft Local Government (Transitional, Supplementary, Incidental Provisions and Modifications) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014

Proposed:

That the draft Local Government (Transitional, Supplementary, Incidental Provisions and Modifications) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014 be approved.

Minister of the Environment

Debate ensued.

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

4.3 Motion – The draft Northern Ireland Local Government Code of Conduct for Councillors

Proposed:

That the draft Northern Ireland Local Government Code of Conduct for Councillors be approved.

Minister of the Environment

Debate ensued.

The Deputy Speaker (Mr Beggs) took the Chair.

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

4.4 Legislative Consent Motion – Finance (No.2) Bill

Proposed:

That this Assembly agrees that the provisions in the Finance (No. 2) Bill dealing with Air Passenger Duty should be considered by the UK Parliament.

Minister of Finance and Personnel

Debate ensued.

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

5. Committee Business

5.1 Motion – Review of the Current Organisation of the Business Week of the Northern Ireland Assembly

Proposed:

That this Assembly approves the Committee on Procedures' report on its Review of the Current Organisation of the Business Week of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

Chairperson, Committee on Procedures

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 6.55pm

Mr William Hay
The Speaker
27 May 2014

Northern Ireland Assembly

Papers Presented to the Assembly on
20 - 27 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

The Northern Ireland Local Government Code of Conduct for Councillors (DOE).

Pension Act (Northern Ireland) 2012 Report on the impact of socio-economic background (including health indicators) in relation to retirement pension (DSD).

5. Assembly Reports

6. Statutory Rules

2014/000 Draft S.R. The Local Government (Transitional, Supplementary, Incidental Provisions and Modifications) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014 (DOE).

2014/000 Draft S.R. The Police Act 1997 (Criminal Record Certificates: Relevant Matters) (Amendment No. 2) Order (Northern Ireland) 2014 (DOJ).

S.R. 2014/137 The Waste Management Licensing (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014 (DOE).

S.R. 2014/141 The B162 Disert Road, Draperstown (Abandonment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2014 (DRD).

S.R. 2014/145 The U232 Aghafad Road (Rubble Road), Newtownstewart (Abandonment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2014 (DRD).

S.R. 2014/147 The Sulphur Content of Liquid Fuels (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014 (DOE).

For Information Only:

S.R. 2014/138 (C. 6) The Child Support, Pensions and Social Security (2000 Act) (Commencement No. 12) Order (Northern Ireland) 2014 (DSD).

S.R. 2014/142 (C. 7) The Local Government (2014 Act) (Commencement No. 1) Order (Northern Ireland) 2014 (DOE).

S.R. 2014/144 The Waiting Restrictions (Banbridge) Order (Northern Ireland) 2014 (DRD).

7. Written Ministerial Statements

Fish Kill at ESB Power Station on the River Erne at Ballyshannon (DCAL).

Consultation on Draft Mental Capacity Bill (DHSSPS & DOJ).

Publication of the Revised Service Framework for Cardiovascular Health and Wellbeing (DHSSPS).

8. Consultation Documents

Consultation Document on the Proposal to Amend the Waste Management Licensing Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003 (DOE).

Proposals for New Mental Capacity Legislation - Public Consultation (DOJ and DHSSPS).

9. Departmental Publications

Legislative Consent Memorandum on Public Bodies (Abolition of Food From Britain) Order 2014 (DARD).

Report by the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council - Dupuytren's contracture due to hand-transmitted vibration (DSD).

Memorandum on the Nineteenth and Twentieth Reports from the Public Accounts Committee Mandate 2011-2015 (DFP).

The Waste Management Charging (Northern Ireland) Scheme 2014 (DOE).

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 28 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

24.06.14

 

 

 

 

 

Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill

35/11-15

12.05.14

27.05.14

02.09.14

 

 

 

 

 

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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