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Minutes of Proceedings

Session: 2013/2014

Date: 08 April 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 Statement – Mills report into the illegal dump in Campsie and waste management in Northern Ireland

The Minister of the Environment, Mr Mark H Durkan, made a statement regarding the Mills report into the illegal dump in Campsie and waste management in Northern Ireland, following which he replied to questions.

2.2 Statement – Promoting Quality and Good Governance across the HSC

The Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, Mr Edwin Poots, made a statement regarding promoting quality and good governance across the HSC, following which he replied to questions.

2.3 Legislative Consent Motion – Consumer Rights Bill

Proposed:

That this Assembly endorses the principle of the extension to Northern Ireland of the Consumer Rights Bill.

Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment

Debate ensued.

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

The sitting was suspended at 12.26pm.

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

3. Question Time

3.1 Regional Development 

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

3.2 Enterprise, Trade and Investment  

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

The Deputy Speaker (Mr Dallat) took the Chair.

4. Executive Committee Business (cont’d)

4.1 Second Stage – Legal Aid and Coroners' Courts Bill (NIA 33/11-15)

The Minister of Justice, Mr David Ford, moved the Second Stage of the Legal Aid and Coroners' Courts Bill (NIA 33/11-15).

Debate ensued.

The Deputy Speaker (Mr Beggs) took the Chair.

The Legal Aid and Coroners' Courts Bill (NIA 33/11-15) passed Second Stage without division.

4.2 Final Stage – Local Government Bill (NIA 28/11-15)

The Minister of the Environment, Mr Mark H Durkan, moved that the Final Stage of the Local Government Bill (NIA 28/11-15) do now pass.

Debate ensued.

The Speaker took the Chair.

The Local Government Bill (NIA 28/11-15) passed Final Stage (Division).

5. Adjournment

Proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

The Speaker

The Assembly adjourned at 7.11pm

Mr William Hay
The Speaker

8 April 2014

Northern Ireland Assembly

8 April 2014
Division

Final Stage – Local Government Bill (NIA 28/11-15)

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 55
Noes: 14

AYES

Mr Anderson, Mr Boylan, Mr D Bradley, Ms P Bradley, Mr Brady, Mr Buchanan, Mr Byrne,
Mrs Cameron, Mr Clarke, Mrs Cochrane, Mr Craig, Mr Douglas, Mr Durkan, Mr Easton,
Mr Eastwood, Ms Fearon, Mr Ford, Mrs Foster, Mr Girvan, Mr Givan, Mr Hazzard, Mr Hilditch,
Mr Humphrey, Mr Irwin, Mrs D Kelly, Mr G Kelly, Mr McAleer, Ms J McCann, Mr McCartney,
Ms McCorley, Mr I McCrea, Mr McElduff, Ms McGahan, Mr D McIlveen, Miss M McIlveen,
 Mr McKay, Mrs McKevitt, Mr McKinney, Ms Maeve McLaughlin, Mr McQuillan, Mr A Maginness, Mr Milne, Mr Moutray, Mr Newton, Mr Ó hOisín, Mr O'Dowd, Mrs O'Neill, Mr Poots, Mr P Ramsey, Mr G Robinson, Mr Rogers, Mr Ross, Mr Storey, Mr Weir, Mr Wells.

Tellers for the Ayes: Mr Eastwood and Mr A Maginness

NOES

Mr Agnew, Mr Allister, Mr Copeland, Mr Cree, Mrs Dobson, Mr Elliott, Mr Hussey, Mr Kennedy, Mr Kinahan, Mr McCallister, Mr B McCrea, Mr Nesbitt, Mrs Overend, Mr Swann.

Tellers for the Noes: Mr Elliott and Mrs Overend

Resolved:

That the Local Government Bill (NIA 28/11-15) do now pass.

Northern Ireland Assembly

Papers Presented to the Assembly on
8 April 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

For Information Only:

S. R. 2014/00 The Draft Renewables Obligation (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2014 (DETI)

S. R. 2014/104 The Road Races (Cookstown 100) Order (Northern Ireland) 2014 (DRD)

6. Written Ministerial Statements

7. Consultation Documents

8. Departmental Publications

9. Agency Publications

10. Westminster Publications

11. 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 9 April 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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Road Traffic (Speed Limits) Bill 30/11-15
  2.  
  3. 09.12.13
 

 

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/ 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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