Minutes of Proceedings

Session: 2013/2014

Date: 02 December 2013

Venue: Plenary Chamber

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

1. Personal Prayer or Meditation

Members observed two minutes’ silence.

2. Matter of the Day

2.1 Glasgow Helicopter Crash Disaster

Mr Gregory Campbell made a statement, under Standing Order 24, in relation to the Glasgow helicopter crash disaster. Other Members were also called to speak on the matter.

3. Assembly Business

3.1 Motion – Committee Membership

Proposed:

That Ms Megan Fearon replace Ms Maeve McLaughlin as a member of the Committee for Enterprise, Trade and Investment; that Ms Michaela Boyle replace Ms Megan Fearon as a member of the Committee for Finance and Personnel; and that Ms Maeve McLaughlin replace Ms Michaela Boyle as a member of the Committee for Education.

Ms C Ruane
Mr R McCartney

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

4. Executive Committee Business

4.1 Statement – Strategic Assessment of Rate Collection and Recovery

The Minister of Finance and Personnel, Mr Simon Hamilton, made a statement regarding the Strategic Assessment of Rate Collection and Recovery, following which he replied to questions.

4.2 Statement - North South Ministerial Council Meeting in Aquaculture and Marine Sectoral Format

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mrs Michelle O’Neill, made a statement regarding the North South Ministerial Council meeting in Aquaculture and Marine Sectoral Format, following which she replied to questions.

4.3 Consideration Stage – Road Races (Amendment) Bill (NIA 29/11-15)

The Minister for Regional Development, Mr Danny Kennedy, moved the Consideration Stage of the Road Races (Amendment) Bill (NIA 29/11-15).

Four amendments were tabled to the Bill.

Debate ensued.

The Deputy Speaker (Mr Beggs) took the Chair.

The debate was suspended for Question Time.

5. Question Time

5.1 Education

Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister of Education, Mr John O’Dowd.

5.2 Enterprise, Trade and Investment

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

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

6. Executive Committee Business (Cont’d)

6.1 Consideration Stage – Road Races (Amendment) Bill (NIA 29/11-15)

Debate resumed on the Bill.

The Speaker took the Chair.

Clauses

After debate, Amendment 1 to Clause 1 was negatived (Division 1).

After debate, Amendment 2 to Clause 1 was negatived (Division2).

After debate, Amendment 3 to Clause 1 was made without division.

Amendment 4 was not moved.

After debate, the question that Clause 1 stand part of the Bill was made without division.

Long Title

The question being put, the Long Title was agreed without division.

The Road Races (Amendment) Bill (NIA 29/11-15) stood referred to the Speaker.

7. Assembly Business

7.1 Motion - Extension of sitting on Monday 2 December 2013 under Standing Order 10(3A)

Proposed:

That, in accordance with Standing Order 10(3A), the sitting on Monday 2 December 2013 be extended to no later than 10.00pm.

Mr S Dickson
Mr P Weir

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

8. Private Members’ Business

8.1 Motion – Day Services for Individuals with a Learning Disability

Proposed:

That this Assembly endorses the Bamford Review Equal Lives report and the expectations it places across all Departments; supports the Northern Ireland Executive’s Bamford Action Plan 2012-15, including the action to “enhance provision of person-centred day opportunities (including employment provision) for people with a learning disability that facilitate integration into the community”; recognises that, while day centre provision will always be required, more must be done to promote choice and independence for individuals living with learning disabilities, including development of employment opportunities, access to culture, arts and leisure, transport and education opportunities; demands full and meaningful involvement of service users, carers and other stakeholders in the development of new services; calls for improved access for people with learning disabilities to high quality, individualised services through supported living, supported employment, productive daytime opportunities, educational, social and leisure activities; encourages benchmarking of day services/day opportunities in order to drive improvements, ensure consistency of quality and equity of access; and urges the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, and Executive colleagues, to work cross-departmentally alongside voluntary/ community organisations and statutory agencies to put in place a network of services that deliver enhanced opportunities for those with learning disabilities.

Ms P Brown
Mr D McIlveen
Mr G Dunne
Mr J Wells

8.2 Amendment 1

Proposed:

At end insert:

‘; and ensure that the necessary financial arrangements are put in place in order to facilitate the 2012-2015 Bamford Action Plan.’

Mr F McKinney
Mr S Rogers

Debate ensued.

The Deputy Speaker (Mr Dallat) took the Chair.

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

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

8.3 Motion – Small Business Saturday

Proposed:

That this Assembly supports the forthcoming Small Business Saturday on 7 December 2013; and urges the local community to make a special effort to support local traders on that day

Mrs J Cochrane
Mr A Ross
Mr D Kinahan
Mr P Flanagan
Mr P McGlone

Debate ensued.

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

9. Adjournment

Proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

The Speaker

The Assembly adjourned at 8.56pm.

Mr William Hay
The Speaker
2 December 2013

Northern Ireland Assembly

2 December 2013
Division 1

Consideration Stage – Road Races (Amendment) Bill (NIA 29/11-15) – Amendment 1

Proposed:

In page 1, line 7, at beginning insert

"Subject to paragraph (1BA),”

Mr J Allister

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 3
Noes: 77

AYES

Mr Allister, Mr McCallister, Mr B McCrea.

Tellers for the Ayes: Mr Allister and Mr McCallister

NOES

Mr Anderson, Mr Attwood, Mr Beggs, Mr Boylan, Ms Boyle, Ms P Bradley, Mr Brady, Ms Brown, Mr Buchanan, Mr Byrne, Mr Campbell, Mr Clarke, Mrs Cochrane, Mr Copeland, Mr Craig, Mr Cree, Mr Dallat, Mr Dickson, Mrs Dobson, Mr Douglas, Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Mr Elliott,Dr Farry, Ms Fearon, Mr Flanagan, Mr Frew, Mr Gardiner, Mr Girvan, Mrs Hale, Mr Hazzard, Mr Hilditch, Mr Humphrey, Mr Irwin, Mr G Kelly, Mr Kennedy, Mr Kinahan, Ms Lo, Mr Lynch, Mr McAleer, Mr F McCann, Mr McCarthy, Mr McCausland, Ms McCorley, Mr I McCrea, Mr McElduff, Ms McGahan, Mr McGlone, Mr D McIlveen, Mr McKay, Mrs McKevitt, Mr McKinney, Ms Maeve McLaughlin, Mr McMullan, Mr McQuillan, Mr A Maginness, Mr Milne, Lord Morrow, Mr Moutray, Mr Nesbitt, Mr Newton, Mr Ó hOisín, Mr O'Dowd, Mrs O'Neill, Mrs Overend,Mr Poots, Mr P Ramsey, Mr G Robinson, Mr Rogers, Mr Ross, Ms Ruane, Mr Sheehan, Mr Spratt, Mr Storey, Mr Swann, Mr Weir, Mr Wilson.

Tellers for the Noes: Mrs Dobson and Mr Kinahan

The Amendment fell.

Northern Ireland Assembly

2 December 2013
Division 2

Consideration Stage – Road Races (Amendment) Bill (NIA 29/11-15) – Amendment 2

Proposed:

In page 1, line 11, at end insert

"(1BA) A contingency day may not be—

(a) the whole of a Sunday; or

(b) any part of a Sunday beginning before 1.30pm or ending after 6pm.".

Mr J Allister

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 3
Noes: 77

AYES

Mr Allister, Mr McCallister, Mr B McCrea.

Tellers for the Ayes: Mr Allister and Mr McCallister

NOES

Mr Anderson, Mr Attwood, Mr Beggs, Mr Boylan, Ms Boyle, Ms P Bradley, Mr Brady, Ms Brown, Mr Buchanan, Mr Byrne, Mr Campbell, Mr Clarke, Mrs Cochrane, Mr Copeland, Mr Craig, Mr Cree, Mr Dallat, Mr Dickson, Mrs Dobson, Mr Douglas, Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Mr Elliott,Dr Farry, Ms Fearon, Mr Flanagan, Mr Frew, Mr Gardiner, Mr Girvan, Mrs Hale, Mr Hazzard, Mr Hilditch, Mr Humphrey, Mr Irwin, Mr G Kelly, Mr Kennedy, Mr Kinahan, Ms Lo, Mr Lynch, Mr McAleer, Mr F McCann, Mr McCarthy, Mr McCausland, Ms McCorley, Mr I McCrea, Mr McElduff, Ms McGahan, Mr McGlone, Mr D McIlveen, Mr McKay, Mrs McKevitt, Mr McKinney, Ms Maeve McLaughlin, Mr McMullan, Mr McQuillan, Mr A Maginness, Mr Milne, Lord Morrow, Mr Moutray, Mr Nesbitt, Mr Newton, Mr Ó hOisín, Mr O'Dowd, Mrs O'Neill, Mrs Overend, Mr Poots, Mr P Ramsey, Mr G Robinson, Mr Rogers, Mr Ross, Ms Ruane, Mr Sheehan,
Mr Spratt, Mr Storey, Mr Swann, Mr Weir, Mr Wilson.

Tellers for the Noes: Mrs Dobson and Mr Kinahan

The Amendment fell.

Road Races (Amendment) Bill

Annotated Marshalled List of Amendments

Consideration Stage

Monday 2 December 2013

Amendments tabled up 9.30am, Thursday, 28 November 2013 and selected for debate

The Bill will be considered in the following order-

Clauses and Long Title

Amendment 1 [Negatived on Division]

Clause 1, Page 1, Line 7

At beginning insert ‘Subject to paragraph (1BA),’

Mr Jim Allister

Amendment 2 [Negatived on Division]

Clause 1, Page 1, Line 11

At end insert -

‘(1BA) A contingency day may not be⁠—

(a) the whole of a Sunday; or

(b) any part of a Sunday beginning before 1.30pm or ending after 6pm.’

Mr Jim Allister

Amendment 3 [Made]

Clause 1, Page 1, Line 11

At end insert -

‘(1BB) An order may not specify the whole or part of a Sunday as a contingency day unless the Department is satisfied that the terms of the order are such as to minimise as far as reasonably practicable any disruption to the activities of the local community on that day.’

Mr Jimmy Spratt
Mr Alex Easton
Mrs Brenda Hale

Amendment 4 [Not Moved]

Clause 1, Page 1, Line 20

At end insert -

‘(1CA) Where a contingency day is a Sunday, a direction under paragraph (1C) requires the approval of the First Minister and deputy First Minister acting jointly.’

Mr Jimmy Spratt
Mr Alex Easton
Mrs Brenda Hale

Northern Ireland Assembly

Papers Presented to the Assembly on
27 November – 2 December 2013

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

Registrar General Northern Ireland Annual Report 2012 (DFP)

A Corporate Governance Inspection of the Northern Ireland Legal Services Commission November 2013 (DOJ)

Department for Regional Development - Archaeological Claims Settlement 3 December 2013 (NIAO)

Business Services Organisation Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2013 (DHSSPS)

Western Education and Library Board Annual Report and Accounts 2012-13 (DE)

5. Assembly Reports

Report on the Carrier Bags Bill NIA 20/11-15 (NIA 125/11-15) Committee for the Environment

Report on the Committee’s Review into Electricity Policy Part 1: Security of Electricity Supply (NIA 145/11-15) Committee for Enterprise, Trade and Investment

Report on Public Service Pensions Bill (NIA 149/11-15) Committee for Finance and Personnel

6. Statutory Rules

S. R. 2013/277 The Social Security (Age-Related Payments) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2013 (DSD)

S. R. 2013/279 The Trunk Road T7 (A26 Dualling-Glarryford to A44 Drones Road Junction) Order (Northern Ireland) 2013 (DRD)

S. R. 2013/281 The Gas (Applications for Licences and Extensions) (Amendments No.2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2013 (DETI)

For Information Only:

S. R. 2013/275 The Parking and Waiting Restrictions (Banbridge) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2013 (DRD)

S. R. 2013/276 (C.18) The Child Maintenance (2008 Act) (Commencement No.12 and Savings Provisions) Order (Northern Ireland) 2013 (DRD)

S. R. 2013/280 The Private Accesses (A26 Dualling-Glarryford to A44 Drones Road Junction) (Stopping-Up) Order (Northern Ireland) 2013 (DRD

7. Written Ministerial Statements

8. Consultation Documents

The Planning (Hazardous Substances) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014 (DOE)

9. Departmental Publications

10. Agency Publications

11. Westminster Publications

12. Miscellaneous Publications

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