Minutes of Proceedings

Session: 2013/2014

Date: 11 November 2013

Venue: Assembly 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 Attempted Bomb Attack on Retired Police Officer
Mr Ross Hussey made a statement, under Standing Order 24, in relation to an attempted bomb attack on a retired police officer. Other Members were also called to speak on the matter.
2.2 Accomplishments of Mr Tony McCoy
Mr Danny Kinahan made a statement, under Standing Order 24, in relation to the accomplishments of Mr Tony McCoy. Other Members were also called to speak on the matter.

3. Executive Committee Business
3.1 Legislative Consent Motion – Care Bill (Continuity of Care Provision)
Proposed:
That this Assembly endorses the principle of the extension to Northern Ireland of the provisions of the Care Bill, as introduced in the House of Commons on 30 October 2013, contained in clauses 49 to 53 dealing with cross-border provider failure.
Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety
Debate ensued.
The Deputy Speaker (Mr Dallat) took the Chair.
The Question being put, the Motion was carried without division.

4. Committee Business
4.1 Motion: Report on the Investigation into Gaps in Child Protection and Safeguarding across the Culture, Arts and Leisure Remit
Proposed:
That this Assembly approves the report of the Committee for Culture, Arts and Leisure on its investigation into Gaps in Child Protection and Safeguarding across the Culture, Arts and Leisure Remit (NIA 140/11-15); and calls on the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure to implement the recommendations contained in the Report.
Chairperson, Committee for Culture, Arts and Leisure
Debate ensued.
The debate was suspended for Question Time.
The Speaker took the Chair.

5. Question Time
5.1 Enterprise, Trade and Investment
Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment, Mrs Arlene Foster.
5.2 Environment
Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister of the Environment, Mr Mark H Durkan.

6. Committee Business (Cont'd)
6.1 Motion - Report on the Investigation into Gaps in Child Protection and Safeguarding across the Culture, Arts and Leisure Remit
Debate resumed on the Motion.
The Principal Deputy Speaker (Mr McLaughlin) took the Chair.
The Question being put, the Motion was carried without division.

7. Private Members' Business
7.1 Motion – Insulation in Housing Executive Properties
Proposed:
That this Assembly calls on the Minister for Social Development to initiate a review of the range of insulation materials used in Housing Executive homes, to assess the heat retention properties of the materials used and to maximise the cost effectiveness of insulating the homes.
Mr A Easton
Mr G Campbell
Mr P Weir
Ms P Bradley
7.2 Amendment 1
Proposed:
Leave out all after the second 'used' and insert:
'and to ensure that they are environmentally sustainable and provide value for money over their lifespan.'
Mr S Agnew
Debate ensued.
The Question being put, Amendment was made without division.
The Question being put, the Motion, as amended, was carried without division.

8. Adjournment
Proposed:
That the Assembly do now adjourn.
The Speaker
The Assembly adjourned at 5.03pm.

Mr William Hay
The Speaker
11 November 2013

Northern Ireland Assembly
Papers Presented to the Assembly on 6 - 11 November 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

Western Health and Social Care Trust Annual Report and Accounts of the Trust Funds held by the Western Health and Social Care Trust for the year ended 31 March 2013 (DHSSPS)
Northern Ireland Ambulance Service Health and Social Care Trust Charitable Trust Fund Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2013 (DHSSPS)
Safefood 2012 Annual Report (DHSSPS)
Southern Health and Social Care Trust Annual Report and Accounts for year ended 31 March 2013 (DHSSPS)

5. Assembly Reports

Investigation into Gaps in Child Protection and Safeguarding across the Culture, Arts and Leisure Remit (NIA 140/11-15)

 

6. Statutory Rules

S. R. 2013/255 The Controlled Waste and Duty of Care Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2013 (DOE)

For Information Only:
S. R. 2013/254 The Parking and Waiting Restrictions (Belfast) (Amendment No. 3) Order (Northern Ireland) 2013 (DRD)

 

7. Written Ministerial Statements

8. Consultation Documents

 

Noise Policy Statement for Northern Ireland A Consultation Paper 4 November 2013 (DOE)
Department of Education Disability Action Plan 2013 – 2015 (DE)
Five Year Review of Disability Action Plans (DE)
Draft Social and Environmental Guidance for Water & Sewerage Services (2015-21) (DRD)

 

9. Departmental Publications
10. Agency Publications
11. Westminster Publications

Department for Work and Pensions Government response to the consultation Supporting separated families; securing children's futures (DWP)

 

12. Miscellaneous Publications

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