Minutes of Proceedings

Session: 2012/2013

Date: 03 December 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 George Robinson replace Mr Alastair Ross as a member of the Committee for Employment and Learning; and that Mr Ian McCrea replace Ms Paula Bradley as a member of the Committee on Standards and Privileges.

Mr P Weir
Lord Morrow

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

2.2 Motion: Committee Membership
Proposed:

That Mr Danny Kinahan replace Mr Robin Swann as a member of the Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development.

Mr R Swann
Mrs S Overend

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

3. Executive Committee Business

3.1 Statement - British-Irish Council Summit Plenary meeting

The First Minister, Rt Hon Peter Robinson, made a statement regarding the British-Irish Council Summit Plenary meeting, held in Cardiff on 26 November, following which he replied to questions.

The Deputy Speaker (Mr Beggs) took the Chair.

3.2 Further Consideration Stage: Inquiry into Historical Institutional Abuse Bill (NIA 7/11-15)

The junior Minister, Ms Jennifer McCann, moved the Further Consideration Stage of the Inquiry into Historical Institutional Abuse Bill.

No amendments were tabled to the Bill.

The Inquiry into Historical Institutional Abuse Bill stood referred to the Speaker for consideration in accordance with section 10 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998. 

3.3 Further Consideration Stage: Charities Bill (NIA 11/11-15)

The Minister for Social Development, Mr Nelson McCausland, moved the Further Consideration Stage of the Charities Bill.

No amendments were tabled to the Bill.

The Charities Bill stood referred to the Speaker for consideration in accordance with section 10 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998. 

3.4 Motion: Jobseeker’s Allowance (Members of the Reserve Forces) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012
Proposed:

That the Jobseeker's Allowance (Members of the Reserve Forces) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 be approved.

Minister for Social Development

Debate ensued.

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

3.5 Motion: The Licensing (Irresponsible Drinks Promotions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012
Proposed:

That the Licensing (Irresponsible Drinks Promotions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 be affirmed.

Minister for Social Development

Debate ensued.

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

3.6 Motion: The Registration of Clubs (Irresponsible Drinks Promotions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012
Proposed:

That the Registration of Clubs (Irresponsible Drinks Promotions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 be affirmed.

Minister for Social Development

Debate ensued.

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

4. Private Members’ Business

4.1 Motion: Report on Action Against Trafficking in Human Beings
Proposed:

That this Assembly welcomes the report from the Group of Experts on Action Against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA); and calls on the Minister of Justice, along with Executive colleagues, to implement the recommendations in the GRETA report which relate to Northern Ireland.

Lord Morrow
Mr P Weir
Mr J Wells

Debate ensued.

The Speaker took the Chair.

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

The sitting was suspended at 2.16pm.

The sitting resumed at 2.30pm, with the Speaker in the Chair. 

5. Question Time

5.1 Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister

Questions were put to, and answered by, the deputy First Minister, Mr Martin McGuinness. The junior Minister, Ms Jennifer McCann, also answered a number of questions. 

5.2 Social Development

Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister for Social Development, Mr Nelson McCausland.

6. Adjournment

Proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

The Speaker

The Assembly adjourned at 3.30pm.

Mr William Hay
The Speaker
3 December 2012

Northern Ireland Assembly

Papers Presented to the Assembly on
28 November - 3 December 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 

Library Square, Belfast Public Realm Scheme (DSD)

BT1 Gateway Belfast Site Development Proposal (DSD)

5. Assembly Reports

6. Statutory Rules

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

For Information Only:

  • Licensing and Registration of Clubs (Amendment) (2011 Act) (Commencement No.5) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DSD)

7. Written Ministerial Statements

8. Consultation Documents

9. Departmental Publications

Sickness Absence in the Northern Ireland Civil Service 2011/12 (DFP)

Registrar General Northern Ireland Annual Report 2011 (DFP)

10. Agency Publications

11. Westminster Publications

12.  Miscellaneous Publications

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