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Minutes of Proceedings

Session: 2013/2014

Date: 03 June 2014

Venue: Assembly Chamber

The Assembly met at 10.30am, the Principal Deputy Speaker in the Chair.

1. Personal Prayer or Meditation

Members observed two minutes’ silence.

2. Executive Committee Business

2.1 Statement – North South Ministerial Council Inland Waterways

The Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure, Ms Carál Ní Chuilín, made a statement regarding the North South Ministerial Council Inland Waterways, following which she replied to questions.

2.2 Statement – North South Ministerial Council Language Body Sectoral format

The Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure, Ms Carál Ní Chuilín, made a statement regarding the North South Ministerial Council Language Body Sectoral format, following which she replied to questions.

2.3 Motion – The Land Registry (Fees) Order (Northern Ireland) 2014

Proposed:

That the Land Registry (Fees) Order (Northern Ireland) 2014 be affirmed.

Minister of Finance and Personnel

Debate ensued.

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

3. Private Members’ Business

3.1 Motion – Transforming Your Care Implementation

Proposed:                                                                           

That this Assembly recognises the considerable public concern at the pressures on Emergency Departments and GP waiting times which have arisen during the period of the Transforming Your Care change agenda; notes with concern that the implementation of Transforming Your Care has not been fully assessed; and calls on the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to review and measure the implementation of Transforming Your Care to assess its effect on patient outcomes.

Mr F McKinney
Mrs D Kelly

3.2 Amendment

Proposed:                                                                           

Proposed: At end insert:

‘;welcomes the progress made on patient waiting times, including the significant reduction in those waiting longer than twelve hours in Emergency Departments to be assessed, treated and admitted or discharged; pays tribute to the dedication of hardworking health and social care staff, including the 2,000 additional staff employed since 2011; and further calls on the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to reinforce across the health and social care system the necessity for transformational change to respond to the challenges of an ageing population, and to encourage and maximise involvement and leadership from health care professionals on the ground in delivering change from the bottom up at an accelerated pace.’

Mr J Wells
Mrs P Cameron
Mr G Dunne
Mr D McIlveen

Debate ensued.

The sitting was suspended at 12.32pm.

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

4. Question Time

4.1 Enterprise, Trade and Investment

Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment, Mrs Arlene Foster.

4.2 Environment

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

5. Private Members’ Business (Cont’d)

5.1 Motion – Transforming Your Care Implementation (Cont’d)

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

Debate resumed.

The Question being put, the Amendment was made without division.

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

5.2 Motion – Racial Attacks

Proposed:

That this Assembly condemns the recent racial attacks and firmly opposes racism, discrimination and intolerance of any kind, wherever it occurs; embraces the growing diversity within our society; emphasises that there is no room for racism or stigmatisation; and calls on all political parties to provide leadership on this issue.

Ms B McGahan
Ms M Fearon
Mr A Maskey

5.3 Amendment

Proposed:                                                                           

Proposed: Insert after ‘stigmatisation;’:

‘notes with concern the delay in the delivery of the Racial Equality Strategy; affirms the urgency of addressing racial inequality; calls on the First Minister and deputy First Minister to ensure that the Racial Equality Strategy is robust and is brought forward as a matter of urgency;’

Mr C Lyttle
Mr S Dickson
Mrs J Cochrane
Ms A Lo

Debate ensued.

The Question being put, the Amendment was made without division.

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

The Deputy Speaker (Mr Beggs) took the Chair.

6. Adjournment

Ms Michaela Boyle spoke to her topic regarding Invest NI's business park and job creation in the Strabane district.

Proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

The Speaker

The Assembly adjourned at 5.57pm.

Mr William Hay
The Speaker
3 June 2014

Northern Ireland Assembly

Papers Presented to the Assembly on
3 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
5. Assembly Reports
6. Statutory Rules
7. Written Ministerial Statements
8. Consultation Documents

Developer Contributions for Affordable Housing - Public Consultation June 2014 (DSD).

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 4 June 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

 

 

 

 

 

Budget (No.2) Bill

09.06.14

10.06.14

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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