Minutes of Proceedings

Session: 2012/2013

Date: 10 September 2012

Venue: Assembly Chamber

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

1.    Personal Prayer or Meditation

Members observed two minutes’ silence.

2.    Speaker’s Business

2.1   Royal Assent

The Speaker advised Members that Royal Assent had been signified on 20 July 2012 to the Budget (No.2) Act (Northern Ireland) 2012.

2.2   Committee Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson Nominations

The Speaker informed Members that he had received the resignations of Mr Alban Maginness as Chairperson of the Committee for Enterprise, Trade and Investment and of Mr Joe Byrne as Deputy Chairperson of the Public Accounts Committee. The Speaker had also received the nominations of Mr Patsy McGlone as Chairperson of the Committee for Enterprise, Trade and Investment and Mr John Dallat as Deputy Chairperson of the Public Accounts Committee, both with effect from Friday 7 September 2012. The Speaker confirmed the appointments.

3.    Matter of the Day

3.1  Michael McKillop

Mr Alban Maginness made a statement, under Standing Order 24, in relation to Michael McKillop’s award from the International Paralympic Committee. Other Members were also called to speak on the matter.

4.    Assembly Business

4.1  Motion - Extension of Sitting on Monday 10 September 2012 under SO 10(3A)

Proposed:

That, in accordance with Standing Order 10(3A), the sitting on Monday 10 September 2012 be extended to no later than 7.30pm.

Mr P Weir
Lord Morrow

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

4.2   Motion - Committee Membership

Proposed:

That Mr Declan McAleer replace Ms Michaela Boyle as a member of the Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development; that Ms Rosie McCorley replace Mr Pat Sheehan as a member of the Committee for Culture, Arts and Leisure; that Mr Chris Hazzard and Mr Pat Sheehan replace Mr Phil Flanagan and Mr Daithi McKay as members of the Committee for Education; that Ms Sue Ramsey replace Ms Jennifer McCann, and that Ms Maeve McLaughlin be appointed, as members of the Committee for Enterprise, Trade and Investment; that Mr Barry McElduff replace Mr Chris Hazzard as a member of the Committee for the Environment; that Ms Megan Fearon be appointed as a member of the Committee for Finance and Personnel; that Ms Maeve McLaughlin be appointed as a member of the Committee for Health, Social Services and Public Safety; that Ms Rosie McCorley replace Ms Jennifer McCann as a member of the Committee for Justice; that Ms Megan Fearon and Ms Bronwyn McGahan replace Mr Francie Molloy and Ms Catriona Ruane as members of the Committee for the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister; that Mr Declan McAleer be appointed as a member of the Committee for Regional Development; that Mr Phil Flanagan be appointed as a member of the Committee for Employment and Learning; that Ms Catriona Ruane be appointed as a member of the Assembly and Executive Review Committee; that Mr Francie Molloy replace Mr Alex Maskey as a member of the Committee for Standards and Privileges; that Mr Phil Flanagan replace Ms Sue Ramsey as a member of the Committee on Procedures; that Mr Daithi McKay be appointed as a member of the Public Accounts Committee; and that Mr Gerry Kelly be appointed as a member of the Business Committee.

Ms C Ruane
Mr R McCartney

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

4.3   Motion - Committee Membership

Proposed:

That Mr Sean Rogers be appointed as a member of the Public Accounts Committee; and that Mr Alban Maginness be appointed as a member of the Committee for Enterprise, Trade and Investment.

Mr P Ramsey
Mrs K McKevitt

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

5.    Executive Committee Business

5.1  Statement - British-Irish Council Misuse of Drugs Sectoral meeting

The junior Minister, Mr Jonathan Bell, made a statement regarding the British-Irish Council Misuse of Drugs Sectoral meeting, held in Jersey on 29 June 2012, following which he replied to questions.

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

5.2  Statement - North South Ministerial Council meeting in Agriculture Sectoral Format

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

5.3  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.  

5.4  Statement - Draft Strategic Framework for Public Health "Fit and Well - Changing Lives 2012 - 2022"

The Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, Mr Edwin Poots, made a statement regarding the Draft Strategic Framework for Public Health "Fit and Well - Changing Lives 2012 - 2022", following which he replied to questions.

6.    Private Members’ Business

6.1  Motion - World Suicide Prevention Day

Proposed:

That this Assembly unites in its support for World Suicide Prevention Day; and endorses the recommendations contained in the Protect Life Strategy to develop a cross-departmental framework to assist the community and voluntary sectors in suicide prevention.

Mr S Rogers
Ms S Ramsey
Mr J McCallister
Mr K McCarthy
Mr J Wells

Debate ensued.

The Deputy Speaker (Mr Beggs) took the Chair.

The debate was suspended for Question Time.

7. Question Time

7.1 Enterprise, Trade and Investment  

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

7.2 Environment  

Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister of the Environment, Mr Alex Attwood.

8.  Private Members’ Business (Cont’d)

8.1  Motion - World Suicide Prevention Day (Cont’d)

Debate resumed on the Motion.

The Deputy Speaker (Mr Dallat) took the Chair.

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

9.    Question for Urgent Oral Answer

9.1  Ralph's Close Care Home, Gransha

The Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, Mr Edwin Poots, responded to a Question for Urgent Oral Answer, tabled by Ms Sue Ramsey, Chairperson of the Committee for Health, Social Services and Public Safety. 

10.  Private Members’ Business (Cont’d)

10.1 Motion - VAT Rate for the Hospitality Sector

Proposed:

That this Assembly welcomes the strong commitments contained in the Programme for Government, and the Economic Strategy, that are aimed at developing tourism potential; notes the key role that the hospitality sector will play in achieving tourism targets; further notes the Republic of Ireland's reduced rate of VAT for some tourism related services; and calls on the Executive to pursue the case with HM Treasury for a reduced rate of VAT for tourism related services in Northern Ireland.

Mr S Hamilton
Mr G Campbell
Mr D McIlveen

Debate ensued.

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

11.  Adjournment

Proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

The Speaker

The Assembly adjourned at 5.58pm.

Mr William Hay
The Speaker

10 September 2012

Northern Ireland Assembly

Papers Presented to the Assembly on
3 July 2012 - 10 September 2012

1. Acts of the Northern Ireland Assembly

Budget (No.2) Act (Northern Ireland) 2012

2. Bills of the Northern Ireland Assembly

3.  Orders in Council

4.  Publications Laid in the Northern Ireland Assembly

InvestNI Annual Report and Accounts 2011-2012 (DETI)

Labour Relations Agency Annual Report & Accounts 2011- 2012 (DEL)

Social Security Agency Annual Report and Accounts 2011-2012 (DSD)

Staff Commission for Education and Library Boards’ Annual Report and

Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2012 (DE)

Public Prosecution Service for Northern Ireland Annual Report and Resource Accounts 2011-12 (DOJ)

The Northern Ireland Social Care Council Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2012 (NIAO)

Northern Ireland Environment Agency Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2012 (DOE)

Charity Commission for Northern Ireland Annual Report and Accounts 2011-2012 (DSD)

The Compensation Agency Annual Report and Accounts 2011-12 (DOJ)

Forest Service Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2012 (DARD)

Land and Property Services Annual Report and Accounts 2011-2012 (DFP)

Youth Justice Agency Annual Report and Accounts 2011-2012 (DOJ)

Northern Ireland Housing Executive 41st Annual Report 1 April 2011 - 31 March 2012 (DSD)

The Management of Life and Indeterminate Sentence Prisoners in Northern Ireland (DOJ)

Roads Service Annual Report and Accounts 2011 -12 (DRD)

The Northern Ireland Practice and Education Council for Nursing and Midwifery Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2012 (DHSSPS)

Youth Council for Northern Ireland Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2012 (DE)

Northern Ireland Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessments Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2012 (DE)

General Teaching Council for Northern Ireland Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2011 (DE)

Driver and Vehicle Agency Report and Statement of Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2012 (DOE)

Northern Ireland Audit Office Annual Report and Accounts (DFP)

Northern Ireland Ombudsman Resource Accounts (DFP)

Northern Ireland Authority for Utility Regulation Resource Accounts for year ended 31 March 2012 (DFP)

Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Resource Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2012 (DFP)

Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure Resource Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2012 (DFP)

Department of Education Teachers' Superannuation Annual Scheme Statements for the year ended 31 March 2012 (DFP)

Department for Employment and Learning Resource Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2012 (DFP)

Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment Resource Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2012 (DFP)

Department of the Environment Resource Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2012 (DFP)

Department of Finance and Personnel Resource Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2012 (DFP)

Department of Finance and Personnel Superannuation and Other Allowances Resource Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2012 (DFP)

Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety Resource Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2012 (DFP)

Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety HSC Pension Scheme Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2012 (DFP)

Department for Regional Development Resource Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2012 (DFP)

Department for Social Development Resource Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2012 (DFP)

Northern Ireland Assembly Resource Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2012 (DFP)

Department of Justice Annual Report and Resource Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2012 (DOJ)

Organised Crime Task Force: Annual Report and Threat Assessment 2012 (DOJ)

Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunals Service Annual Report and Accounts 2011-2012 (DOJ)

Serious Organised Crime Agency Annual Report and Accounts 2011-12 (DOJ)

Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland Annual Report and Statement of Accounts 1 April 2011 to 31 March 2012 (DHSSPS)

Northern Ireland Prison Service Annual Report and Accounts 2011-12 (DOJ)

Police Service of Northern Ireland Police Pension Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2012 (DOJ)

Police Service of Northern Ireland Accounts for the Police Property Fund for the year ended 31 March 2012 (DOJ)

Police Service of Northern Ireland Accounts for the Police Fund for the year ended 31 March 2012 (DOJ)

Police Service of Northern Ireland Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2012 (DOJ)

Northern Ireland Transport Holding Company Annual Report and Accounts 2011-12 (DRD)

Livestock and Meat Commission for Northern Ireland Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2012 (DARD)

Salmon and Inland Fisheries Annual Report 2010 (DCAL)

National Lottery Commission Annual Report and Accounts 2011-12 (Department of Culture, Media and Sport)

British Library Annual Report and Accounts 2011-12 (Department of Culture, Media and Sport)

UK Statistics Authority Annual Report and Accounts 2011-12 (DFP)

Second Programme of Law Reform (DOJ)

The North/South Language Body Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 December 2008 (DCAL)

Census 2011 – Population and Household Estimates for Northern Ireland (DFP)

Criminal Justice Inspection Annual Report and Accounts 2011-12 (DOJ)

Equality Commission for Northern Ireland Annual Report and Accounts 2011-12 (OFMDFM)

Committee on Climate Change – Annual Report and Accounts 2011-12 (DOE)

Police Ombudsman Annual Report and Accounts for the Year ended 31 March 2012 (DOJ)

OFMDFM Retention and Disposal Schedule (DCAL)

Banbridge District Council Retention and Disposal Schedule (DCAL)

Castlereagh Borough Council Retention and Disposal Schedule (DCAL)

Dungannon and South Tyrone Borough Council Retention and Disposal Schedule (DCAL)

Magherafelt District Council Retention and Disposal Schedule (DCAL)

Health Protection Agency Annual Report and Accounts 2011-12 (DHSSPS)

The General Consumer Council for Northern Ireland Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2012 (DETI)

Education and Training Inspectorate Retention and Disposal Schedule (DCAL)

Department of Education Disposal of Records Schedule (DCAL)

Department of the Environment Disposal of Records Schedule (DCAL)

Strategic Investment Board Electronic Records Retention and Disposal Policy (OFMDFM)

Northern Ireland Water Annual Report and Accounts 2011-2012 (DRD)

Early Youth Interventions (DOJ)

The Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority Annual Report and Accounts 2011-12 (DHSSPS)

The Patient and Client Council Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2012 (DHSSPS)

Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training Agency Financial Statements for the year ended 31 March 2012 (DHSSPS)

Northern Ireland Guardian Ad Litem Agency Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2012 (DHSSPS)

Northern Ireland Prison Service One Year Business Plan (2012-13)

DFP Minute on the Direction of Accruing Resources (DFP)

Northern Ireland Blood Transfusion Service Annual Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2012 (DHSSPS)

Assembly Contributory Pension Fund Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2011 (NIAO)

Members’ Contributory Pension (Northern Ireland) Fund Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2011 (NIAO)

Northern Health and Social Care Trust Annual Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2011 (DHSSPS)

Belfast Health and Social Care Trust Annual Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2012 (DHSSPS)

The Sports Council for Northern Ireland Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2011 (DCAL)

The Consumer Council Retention and Disposal Schedule (DCAL)

Moyle District Council Retention and Disposal Schedule (DCAL)

North Down Borough Council Retention and Disposal Schedule (DCAL)

Derry City Council Retention and Disposal Schedule (DCAL)

Belfast City Council Retention and Disposal Schedule (DCAL)

Housing Executive 41st Annual Report 1 April 2011 to 31 March 2012 (DSD)

The Northern Ireland Policing Board Annual Report and Accounts for the Period 1 April 2011 to 31 March 2012 (DOJ)

Labour Relations Agency Annual Report and Accounts 2011-2012 (DEL)

Northern Ireland Law Commission Report - Bail in Criminal Proceedings (DOJ)

Institute of Public Health in Ireland: Audited Accounts for the year ended 31 December 2011 (DHSSPS)

The Patient and Client Council Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2012 (DHSSPS)

Strategic Investment Board Annual Review and Financial Statements for the year ended 31 March 2012 (OFMDFM)

Food Standards Agency in Northern Ireland Resource Accounts 2011-12 (DHSSPS)

Criminal Cases Review Commission Annual Report and Accounts 2011-12 (DOJ)

Royal Ulster Constabulary George Cross Foundation Annual Report and Accounts 2009-10 (DOJ)

5.  Assembly Reports

Report on the Marine Bill (NIA 57/11-15) (Committee for the Environment)

Report on Safeguarding Northern Ireland’s Listed Buildings (NIA 64/11-15) (Public Accounts Committee)

Report on the School Councils Inquiry (NIA 66/11-15) (Committee for Education)

6.  Statutory Rules

(The department identified after each rule is for reference purposes only)

  • S.R. 2012/264 The Social Security (Industrial Injuries) (Prescribed Diseases) (Amendment No.2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DSD)
  • S.R. 2012/266 (C.25) The Pensions (2008 No.2 Act) (Commencement No.9) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DSD)
  • S.R. 2012/267 The Hybrid Schemes Quality Requirements Rules (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DSD)
  • S.R. 2012/272 The Rules of the Court of Judicature (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) 2012 (DOJ)
  • S.R. 2012/273 The Rules of the Court of Judicature (Northern Ireland) (Amendment No.2) 2012 (DOJ)
  • S.R 2012/274 The M3 Motorway at Titanic Quarter Railway Station, Belfast (Abandonment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DRD)
  • S.R 2012/275 The Upper Dunmurry Lane, Dunmurry (Abandonment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DRD)
  • S.R. 2012/279 The Local Government (Councillors’ Remuneration Panel) Regulations (Northern Ireland) (DOE)
  • S.R 2012/280 The Food Hygiene (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DHSSPS)
  • S.R. 2012/283 Public Interest Disclosure (Prescribed Persons) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DEL)
  • S.R 2012/284 The Jobseeker's Allowance (Members of the Reserve Forces) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DSD)
  • S.R. 2012/285 Superannuation (Charity Commission for Northern Ireland) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DFP)
  • S.R. 2012/292 The Social Fund Maternity and Funeral Expenses (General) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DSD)
  • S.R. 2012/293 The Planning (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DOE)
  • S.R. 2012/294 The Pensions (Financial Reporting Council) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DSD)
  • S.R. 2012/295 The Drumlin Road, Donaghcloney (Abandonment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DRD)
  • S.R. 2012/296 The A3 Northway, Portadown (Abandonment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DRD)
  • S.R. 2012/299 The Marketing of Fresh Horticulture Produce (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DARD)
  • S.R. 2012/301 The Labour Relations Agency Arbitration Scheme Order (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DEL)
  • S.R. 2012/303 The Trunk Road T3 (Western Transport Corridor) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DRD)
  • S.R. 2012/305 The Northern Ireland Poultry Health Assurance Scheme (Fees) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DARD)
  • S.R. 2012/306 The Further Education (Student Support) (Eligibility) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DEL)
  • S.R. 2012/309 The Council of the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland (Appointments and Procedure) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DHSSPS)
  • S.R. 2012/310 The Council of the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland (Statutory Committee, Scrutiny Committee and Advisers) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DHSSPS)
  • S.R 2012/311 Council of the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland (Fitness to Practise and Disqualification) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DHSSPS)
  • S.R. 2012/312 The Council of the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland (Continuing Professional Development) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DHSSPS)
  • S.R. 2012/314 The Tuberculosis Control (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DARD)
  • S.R. 2012/315 The Brucellosis Control (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DARD)
  • S.R 2012/316 The Taxi Operators Licensing Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DOE)
  • S.R 2012/318 Rehabilitation of Offenders (Exceptions) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DOJ)
  • S.R. 2012/321 The Police Act 1997 (Criminal Records) (Amendment No.2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DOJ)
  • S.R 2012/324 The Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland (Membership, Procedure, Functions and Committee) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DHSSPS)
  • S.R. 2012/325 The Sexual Offences Act 2003 (Prescribed Police Stations) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012
  • S.R. 2012/328 The Goods Vehicle (Testing) (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DOE)
  • S.R. 2012/329 The Planning (General Development) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DOE)
  • S.R. 2012/331 The Occupational Pension Schemes (Disclosure of Information) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DSD)
  • S.R. 2012/332 The Employers' Duties (Implementation) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DSD)
  • Draft S.R. 2012 The Landlord Registration Scheme Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DSD)
  • Draft S.R. 2012 The Tenancy Deposit Schemes Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DSD)

For Information Only:

  • S.R. 2012/265 (C.24) The Pensions (2012 Act) (Commencement No.2) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DSD)
  • S.R 2012/276 The Parking Places on Roads (Armagh) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DRD)
  • S.R. 2012/277 The Prohibition of Right-Hand Turn (Enniskillen) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DRD)
  • S.R 2012/278 The Road Races (Craigantlet Hill Climb) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DRD)
  • S.R. 2012/281 The Road Races (Garron Point Hill Climb) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DRD)
  • S.R. 2012/282 The Road Races (Spelga Hill Climb) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DRD)
  • S.R. 2012/287 The Waiting Restrictions (Holywood) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DRD)
  • S.R. 2012/288 The On-Street Parking (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DRD)
  • S.R. 2012/289 The Off-Street Parking (Amendment No. 3) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DRD)
  • S.R. 2012/290 The Parking Places on Roads (Electric Vehicles) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DRD)
  • S.R. 2012/291 The Road Races (Ulster Grand Prix Bike Week) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DRD)
  • S.R. 2012/297 The Waiting Restrictions (Bushmills) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DRD)
  • S.R. 2012/298 The Taxis (Bushmills) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DRD)
  • S.R. 2012/300 The Road Races (Ulster Rally) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DRD)
  • S.R. 2012/302 The Labour Relations Agency Arbitration Scheme (Jurisdiction) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DEL)
  • S.R. 2012/304 The Private Accesses on the A5 Western Transport Corridor (Stopping-Up) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DRD) 
  • S.R. 2012/307 (C.27) The Health (2006 Act) (Commencement) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DHSSPS)
  • S.R. 2012/313 (C.28) The Taxis (2008 Act) (Commencement No.2) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DOE)
  • S.R 2012/317 The Parking and Waiting Restrictions (Belfast) (Amendment No.2) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DRD)
  • S.R. 2012/319 The Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Prescribed Criteria and Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DHSSPS)
  • S.R. 2012/320 The Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DHSSPS)
  • S.R. 2012/322 The Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Miscellaneous Provisions) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DHSSPS)
  • S.R. 2012/323 The Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DHSSPS)
  • S.R 2012/327 The On-Street Parking (Amendment No.2) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DRD)
  • S.R 2012/326 The Prohibition of Traffic (Rosemount Gardens, Londonderry) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DRD)

7.  Written Ministerial Statements

A5 Western Transport Corridor – Publication of Notice of Intention to Proceed and Making of Statutory Orders (DRD)

Publication of Consultation Paper ‘Damages Act 1996: The Discount Rate, How should it be set?’(DOJ)

Paediatric Congenital Cardiac Services (DHSSPS)

Abortion Statistics in Northern Ireland: Results of Audit on 2008/09, 2009/10 and 2010/11 Data (DHSSPS)

Removal of Individual from A Non Executive Director Post At The Health And Social Care Board And As Chair From The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (DHSSPS)

8.  Consultation Documents

Consultation on the Fundamental Review of the Regulation of Houses in Multiple Occupation in Northern Ireland (DSD)

Urban Regeneration and Community Development Policy Framework (DSD)

Consultation on Amending the Waste Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011 (DOE)

Consultation on the Draft Cattle Identification (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DARD)

Consultation on Changes to Standstill and Registration of Livestock Dealers (DARD)

Consultation on the draft Code of Practice for Entry to Premises under Warrant (DARD)

Consultation on the Implementation of Council Regulation (EC) No 1099/2009 on the Protection of Animals at the Time of Killing (DARD)

The draft Road Traffic (Drink Driving) (Amendment) Bill and Additional Measures to Tackle Drink and Drug Driving in Northern Ireland (DOE)

Consultation on Statutory Biosecurity Guidance for Brucellosis (DARD)

Fit and Well – Changing Lives 2012-2022 (DHSSPS)

Supporting Separated Families; Securing Children’s Future (DSD)

Proposed Changes to the Law Regulating the Sale and Supply of Alcohol in Northern Ireland (DSD)

Public Consultation: Proposed New Employment Programme for Northern Ireland- Steps 2 Success (NI) (DEL)

A Review of the Local Government Staff Commission (DOE)

Strategy for Protecting and Enhancing the Development of the Irish Language (DCAL)

Strategy for Ulster Scots Language, Heritage and Culture (DCAL)

Straités Le Forbairt Na Gaeilge A Chosaint Agus A Fheabhsú (DCAL)

Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Strategic Plan 2012-2020 (DARD)

The Work Capability Assessment - A Call for Evidence: Year 3 Independent Review (DSD)

The Future of the Education Maintenance Allowance Scheme (DEL)

The Future of the Education Maintenance Allowance Scheme (DE)

Consultation on Proposals to Amend the Appointment of Consultants (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DHSSPS)

Energy Consultation on Revised Procedures for Electricity and Natural Gas Licence Modifications and Appeals Process (DETI)

Consultation on Proposals to Extend Mental Capacity Legislation to the Criminal Justice System in Northern Ireland and Implications for Mental Health Powers (DOJ)

9.  Departmental Publications

Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board Annual Report and Accounts 2011-12 (DARD)

Pathways to Success- Preventing Exclusion and Promoting Participation of Young People (DEL)

Royal Ulster Constabulary George Cross Foundation Annual Report and Accounts 2009-10 (DOJ)

Department for Social Development’s Corporate Plan 2011-2015 (DSD)

Department for Social Development’s Business Plan 2012-13 (DSD)

Department of Finance and Personnel Memorandum on the Sixth and Eighth Reports from the Public Accounts Committee Mandate 2011-2015: The Uptake of Benefits by Pensioners and The Bioscience and Technology Institute (DFP)

Rural White Paper Action Plan (DARD)

Statistical Bulletin: Pay Statistics for the NI Civil Service – 2012 (DFP)

District Housing Plan and Local Housing Strategy 2012-13 (DSD)

Department of Finance and Personnel Memorandum on the Ninth Report from the Public Accounts Committee Mandate 2011-2015 The Transfer of Former Military and Security Sites to the Northern Ireland Executive and Ilex Accounts 2010-2011 (DFP)

Northern Ireland Assembly Contributory Pension Scheme - Report by the Government Actuary's Department as at 31 March 2010 (DFP)

Forest Service Business Plan 2012-13 (DARD)

10. Agency Publications

Consultation Paper and Equality Impact Assessment: Unfitness to Plead (Northern Ireland Law Commission)

11.  Westminster Publications

Big Lottery fund Annual Report and Accounts for the Financial Year ended 31 March 2012 (DCMS)

Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimates) Act 2012 Chapter 13

Finance Act 2012 Chapter 14

Government Response to the Public Consultation Bereavement Benefit for the 21st Century (DWP)

12.  Miscellaneous Publications

United Kingdom Sports Council Annual Report and Accounts 2011-12

European Priorities 2012-13 

 

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