Minutes of Proceedings

Session: 2013/2014

Date: 21 October 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. Assembly Business

2.1 Motion – Committee Membership

Proposed:

That Mr Mitchel McLaughlin replace Ms Sue Ramsey as a member of the Committee for Enterprise, Trade and Investment.

Ms C Ruane
Mr G Kelly

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

3. Executive Committee Business

3.1 Statement – Public Expenditure: 2013-14 October Monitoring Round and 2014-15 Capital Reallocation Exercise

The Minister of Finance and Personnel, Mr Simon Hamilton, made a statement regarding Public Expenditure: 2013-14 October Monitoring Round and 2014-15 Capital Reallocation Exercise, following which he replied to questions.

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

3.2 Statement – Second Anniversary of the Owers Report on Prison Reform

The Minister of Justice, Mr David Ford, made a statement regarding the Second Anniversary of the Owers Report on Prison Reform, following which he replied to questions.

Questions to the Minister of Justice were suspended for Question Time.

The Deputy Speaker (Mr Dallat) took the Chair.

4. Question Time

4.1 Justice

Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister of Justice, Mr David Ford.

4.2 Culture, Arts and Leisure

Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure, Ms Carál Ní Chuilín.

5. Executive Committee Business (Cont’d)

5.1 Statement – Second Anniversary of the Owers Report on Prison Reform

Questions resumed on the statement.

5.2 Motion: Sea Fish Industry (Harbour and Landing Dues) Scheme (Northern Ireland) 2013

Proposed:

That the Sea Fish Industry (Harbour and Landing Dues) Scheme (Northern Ireland) 2013 be approved.

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development

Debate ensued.

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

6. Private Members’ Business

6.1 Motion – Job Creation

Proposed:

That this Assembly expresses concern at InvestNI's continuing failure to provide accurate figures for jobs created as a result of government intervention; notes the absence of any InvestNI-facilitated visits to some constituencies in recent years, by potential foreign direct investors; welcomes the Programme for Government 2011/15 commitment to address regional imbalance; and calls on the Executive to publish an action plan outlining how it intends to meet these commitments.

Mr P Flanagan
Ms M McLaughlin

6.2 Amendment

Proposed:

Leave out all after ‘publish’ and insert:

‘an integrated action plan to address jobs investment, available office and development space, and infrastructural needs.’

Mr P McGlone
Mr F McKinney

Debate ensued.

The Deputy Speaker (Mr Beggs) took the Chair.

The Question being put, the Amendment was made (Division 1).

The Question being put, the Motion, as amended, was carried (Division 2).

7. Adjournment

Proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

The Speaker

The Assembly adjourned at 5.49pm.

Mr William Hay
The Speaker
21 October 2013

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22 October 2013

Division 1

Motion – Job Creation – Amendment

Proposed:

Leave out all after ‘publish’ and insert:

‘an integrated action plan to address jobs investment, available office and development space, and infrastructural needs.’

Mr P McGlone
Mr F McKinney

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 49
Noes: 33

AYES

Mr Agnew, Mr Allister, Mr Attwood, Mr Boylan, Mr Brady, Mr Byrne, Mrs Cochrane, Mr Cree, Mr Dickson, Mrs Dobson, Mr Durkan, Mr Eastwood, Mr Elliott, Ms Fearon, Mr Flanagan, Mr Ford, Mr Hazzard, Ms Lo, Mr Lunn, Mr Lynch, Mr Lyttle, Mr McCallister, Mr F McCann, Ms J McCann, Mr McCartney, Ms McCorley, Mr B McCrea, Dr McDonnell, Ms McGahan, Mr McGlone, Mr McKay, Mrs McKevitt, Mr McKinney, Ms Maeve McLaughlin, Mr Mitchel McLaughlin, Mr McMullan, Mr A Maginness, Mr Maskey, Mr Milne, Mr Nesbitt, Ms Ní Chuilín, Mr Ó hOisín, Mr O'Dowd,
Mrs O'Neill, Mrs Overend, Mr P Ramsey, Ms Ruane, Mr Sheehan, Mr Swann.

Tellers for the Ayes: Mr Byrne and Mrs McKevitt

NOES

Mr Anderson, Mr Bell, Ms P Bradley, Ms Brown, Mr Buchanan, Mr Campbell, Mr Clarke, Mr Craig, Mr Douglas, Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Mrs Foster, Mr Frew, Mr Givan, Mr Hamilton, Mr Hilditch, Mr Humphrey, Mr Irwin, Mr McCausland, Mr I McCrea, Mr D McIlveen, Miss M McIlveen, Mr McQuillan, Lord Morrow, Mr Moutray, Mr Newton, Mr G Robinson, Mr Ross, Mr Spratt, Mr Storey, Mr Weir, Mr Wells, Mr Wilson.

Tellers for the Noes: Mr Douglas and Mr G Robinson

The Amendment was made.

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22 October 2013

Division 2

Motion – Job Creation

Proposed:

That this Assembly expresses concern at InvestNI's continuing failure to provide accurate figures for jobs created as a result of government intervention; notes the absence of any InvestNI-facilitated visits to some constituencies in recent years, by potential foreign direct investors; welcomes the Programme for Government 2011/15 commitment to address regional imbalance; and calls on the Executive to publish an integrated action plan to address jobs investment, available office and development space, and infrastructural needs.

The Question, as amended was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 49
Noes: 33

AYES

Mr Agnew, Mr Allister, Mr Attwood, Mr Boylan, Mr Brady, Mr Byrne, Mrs Cochrane, Mr Cree, Mr Dickson, Mrs Dobson, Mr Durkan, Mr Eastwood, Mr Elliott, Ms Fearon, Mr Flanagan, Mr Ford, Mr Hazzard, Ms Lo, Mr Lunn, Mr Lynch, Mr Lyttle, Mr McCallister, Mr F McCann, Ms J McCann, Mr McCartney, Ms McCorley, Mr B McCrea, Dr McDonnell, Ms McGahan, Mr McGlone, Mr McKay, Mrs McKevitt, Mr McKinney, Ms Maeve McLaughlin, Mr Mitchel McLaughlin, Mr McMullan, Mr A Maginness, Mr Maskey, Mr Milne, Mr Nesbitt, Ms Ní Chuilín, Mr Ó hOisín, Mr O'Dowd, Mrs O'Neill, Mrs Overend, Mr P Ramsey, Ms Ruane, Mr Sheehan, Mr Swann.

Tellers for the Ayes: Mr Flanagan and Ms Maeve McLaughlin

NOES

Mr Anderson, Mr Bell, Ms P Bradley, Ms Brown, Mr Buchanan, Mr Campbell, Mr Clarke, Mr Craig, Mr Douglas, Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Mrs Foster, Mr Frew, Mr Givan, Mr Hamilton, Mr Hilditch,Mr Humphrey, Mr Irwin, Mr McCausland, Mr I McCrea, Mr D McIlveen, Miss M McIlveen, Mr McQuillan, Lord Morrow, Mr Moutray, Mr Newton, Mr G Robinson, Mr Ross, Mr Spratt, Mr Storey, Mr Weir, Mr Wells, Mr Wilson.

Tellers for the Noes: Mr Douglas and Mr G Robinson

The Motion, as amended was carried.

Northern Ireland Assembly

Papers Presented to the Assembly on
16 -21 October 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

5. Assembly Reports

6. Statutory Rules

S.R. 2013/241 The Waste (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2013 (DOE)

S.R. 2013/244 The African Horse Sickness Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2013 (DARD)

S.R. 2013/245 The Parking Places (Disabled Persons' Vehicles) (Amendment No.6) Order (Northern Ireland) (DOE)

For Information Only:

7. Written Ministerial Statements

Organ Donation (DHSSPS)

Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) Regulation (DRD)

8. Consultation Documents

9. Departmental Publications

Northern Ireland Law Commission Records NI Retention and Disposal Schedule 2013 -2015 (DCAL)

Local Government Staff Commission for Northern Ireland Records Management Policy and Retention and Disposal Schedule June 2013 (DCAL)

WELB Record Retention and Disposal Schedule Northern Ireland Education and Library Board Model Schedule (DCAL)

Staff Commission for Education and Library Boards Retention and Disposal of Records Schedule April 2013 (DCAL)

10. Agency Publications

11. Westminster Publications

12. Miscellaneous Publications

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