Minutes of Proceedings

Session: 2012/2013

Date: 15 October 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.    Assembly Business

2.1  Motion - Committee Membership

Proposed:

That Mr Roy Beggs replace Mr John McCallister as a member of the Committee for Health, Social Services and Public Safety; that Mr John McCallister replace Mr Roy Beggs as a member of the Committee for Finance and Personnel; and that Mr John McCallister replace Mr Danny Kinahan as a member of the Committee for the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister.

Mr R Swann
Mrs S Overend

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

3.    Executive Committee Business

3.1   Statement - Housing Strategy Consultation

The Minister for Social Development, Mr Nelson McCausland, made a statement regarding the Housing Strategy Consultation, following which he replied to questions.

The Deputy Speaker (Mr Dallat) took the Chair.

3.2  Motion - Suspend Standing Orders

Proposed:

That Standing Orders 10(2) to 10(4) be suspended for 15 October 2012.

Minister for Social Development

The Question being put, the Motion was carried with cross-community support nemine contradicente.

3.3   Motion - The draft Welfare of Animals (Docking of Working Dogs' Tails and Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012

Proposed:

That the draft Welfare of Animals (Docking of Working Dogs' Tails and Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 be approved.

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development

Debate ensued.

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

3.4  Second Stage - Education Bill (NIA 14/11-15)

The Minister of Education, Mr John O’Dowd, moved that the Second Stage of the Education Bill (NIA 14/11-15) be agreed.

Debate ensued.

The Speaker took the Chair.

The debate was suspended for Question Time.

4.    Question Time

4.1   Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister  

Questions were put to, and answered by, the First Minister, the Rt Hon Peter Robinson. The junior Minister, Mr Bell, also answered a number of questions. 

4.2   Agriculture and Rural Development   

Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mrs Michelle O’Neill.

5.    Question for Urgent Oral Answer

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

5.1    Marie Stopes Clinic

The Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, Mr Edwin Poots, responded to a Question for Urgent Oral Answer, tabled by Mr Jim Allister.

6.    Executive Committee Business (Cont’d)

6.1   Second Stage - Education Bill (NIA 14/11-15)

Debate resumed on the Motion.

The Speaker took the Chair.

The Deputy Speaker (Mr Beggs) took the Chair.

The Welfare Reform Bill passed Second Stage (Division).

7.    Adjournment

Proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

The Speaker

The Assembly adjourned at 8.01pm.

Mr William Hay
The Speaker
15 October 2012

Northern Ireland Assembly

15 October 2012
Division

Second Stage: Education Bill (NIA 14/11-15)

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 77
Noes: 15

Ayes

Mr Agnew, Mr Anderson, Mr Attwood, Mr Bell, Mr Boylan, Ms Boyle, Mr Brady, Ms Brown,
Mr Buchanan, Mr Byrne, Mr Campbell, Mr Clarke, Mrs Cochrane, Mr Craig, Mr Dunne, Mr Durkan, Mr Easton, Mr Eastwood, Dr Farry, Ms Fearon, Mr Flanagan, Mr Ford, Mr Frew, Mr Girvan,
Mrs Hale, Mr Hamilton, Mr Hazzard, Mr Hilditch, Mr Humphrey, Mr Irwin, Mrs D Kelly, Mr G Kelly, Ms Lo, Mr Lunn, Mr Lynch, Mr Lyttle, Mr McAleer, Mr F McCann, Mr McCarthy, Mr McCartney,
Ms McCorley, Mr I McCrea, Mr McDevitt, Dr McDonnell, Mr McElduff, Ms McGahan, Mr McGlone, Mr M McGuinness, Mr D McIlveen, Miss M McIlveen, Mr McKay, Mrs McKevitt,
Ms Maeve McLaughlin, Mr Mitchel McLaughlin, Mr McMullan, Mr McQuillan, Mr A Maginness,
Mr Maskey, Lord Morrow, Mr Moutray, Mr Newton, Ms Ní Chuilín, Mr Ó hOisín, Mr O'Dowd,
Mrs O'Neill, Mr Poots, Mr P Ramsey, Ms S Ramsey, Mr G Robinson, Mr Rogers, Mr Ross,
Ms Ruane, Mr Sheehan, Mr Spratt, Mr Storey, Mr Weir, Mr Wells.

Tellers for the Ayes: Ms Boyle and Mr Hazzard.

Noes

Mr Allister, Mr Copeland, Mr Cree, Mrs Dobson, Mr Elliott, Mr Gardiner, Mr Hussey, Mr Kinahan, Mr McCallister, Mr McClarty, Mr B McCrea, Mr McGimpsey, Mr Nesbitt, Mrs Overend, Mr Swann.

Tellers for the Noes: Mrs Dobson and Mr Kinahan.

The Second Stage was agreed.

Northern Ireland Assembly

Papers Presented to the Assembly on
10 - 15 October 2012

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

North Eastern Education and Library Board Annual Report and Accounts 2011-2012 (DE)

Police and Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 (Article 65)-Code of Practice C (DOJ)

Police and Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 (Article 60)-Code of Practice E (DOJ)

Police and Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 (Article 60A)-Code of Practice F (DOJ)

Police and Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 (Article 65)-Code of Practice H (DOJ)

Anti-Social Behaviour - An inspection of the criminal justice system's approach to addressing anti-social behaviour in Northern Ireland (DOJ)

Northern Ireland Judicial Appointments Commission (NIJAC) Annual Report and Accounts 2011/12 (OFMDFM)

5.    Assembly Reports

6.    Statutory Rules

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

S.R 2012/375 The Building (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DFP)

S.R. 2012/377 The Social Security (Miscellaneous Amendments No.2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DSD)

For Information Only:

S.R 2021/364 The Prohibition of Waiting (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DRD)

7.    Written Ministerial Statements

Delivering Social Change Signature Projects (OFMDFM)

Strategic Waste Infrastructure Program (DOE)

8.    Consultation Documents

Consultation on the Review of the Animal By-Products (Identification) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999 (DARD)

Consultation on the Northern Ireland Housing Strategy 2012-2017 (DSD)

9.    Departmental Publications

10.  Agency Publications

11.  Westminster Publications

Sixth Periodical Review of Parliamentary Constituencies Publication of Revised Proposals Report (Boundary Commission for Northern Ireland) (NIO)

12.  Miscellaneous Publications

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