Minutes of Proceedings

Session: 2011/2012

Date: 05 March 2012

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   Rory McIlroy Becoming World Number One Golfer

Mr Mike Nesbitt made a statement, under Standing Order 24, in relation to Rory McIlroy becoming world number one golfer. Party representatives were also called to speak on the matter.

3.    Executive Committee Business

3.1   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.

The Deputy Speaker (Mr Beggs) took the Chair.

3.2   Second Stage - Marine Bill (NIA Bill 5/11-15)

The Minister of the Environment, Mr Alex Attwood, moved the Second Stage of the Marine Bill (NIA Bill 5/11-15).

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 Rt Hon Peter Robinson. The Junior Minister, Mr Jonathan Bell, also answered a number of questions.

4.2   Health, Social Services and Public Safety  

Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, Mr Edwin Poots.

5.    Executive Committee Business (Cont’d)

5.1   Second Stage - Marine Bill (NIA Bill 5/11-15) (Cont’d)

Debate resumed on the Motion.

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

Bill (NIA 5/11-15) passed Second Stage

5.2   Motion - Draft High Hedges (Fee Transfer) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012

Proposed:

That the draft High Hedges (Fee Transfer) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 be approved.

Minister of the Environment

Debate ensued.

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

5.3   Motion - Public Bodies (Abolition of the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts) Order 2012

Proposed:

That this Assembly consents to the Public Bodies (Abolition of the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts) Order 2012 in the form of the draft laid before the UK Parliament on 19 January 2012.

Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment

Debate ensued.

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

6.    Adjournment

Proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

The Speaker

The Assembly adjourned at 5.57pm.

Mr William Hay
The Speaker
5 March 2012

Northern Ireland Assembly

Papers Presented to the Assembly on
29 February - 5 March 2012

1. Acts of the Northern Ireland Assembly

Rates (Amendment) Act (Northern Ireland) 2012

2. Bills of the Northern Ireland Assembly

3.  Orders in Council

4. Publications Laid in the Northern Ireland Assembly

Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment Mineral Development Account for the year ended 31 March 2011 (NIAO)

Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment Petroleum Production Account for the year ended 31 March 2011 (NIAO)

Department for Employment and Learning Disposal and Retention Schedule (DCAL)

5. Assembly Reports

6. Statutory Rules

  • S.R. 2012/65 The Aujeszky's Disease Order (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DARD)
  • S.R. 2012/66 Aujeszky's Disease Scheme Order (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DARD)
  • S.R. 2012/73 The Travelling Expenses and Remission of Charges (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DHSSPS)
  • S.R. 2012/79 The Rates (Social Sector Value) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DFP)
  • S.R. 2012/83 The Mesothelioma Lump Sum Payment (Conditions and Amounts) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DSD)
  • S.R. 2012/84 The Pneumoconiosis, etc., (Workers' Compensation) (Payment of Claims) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DSD)
  • S.R. 2012/85 Local Government (Payments to Councillors) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DOE)
  • Draft S.R. 2012 The Rates (Deferment) (Revocation and Savings) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DFP)

For Information Only:

  • S.R. 2012/67 The Pigs (Records, Identification and Movement) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DARD)
  • S.R. 2012/69 The Parking Places on Roads (Kilkeel) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DRD)
  • S.R. 2012/75 The Loading Bays on Roads (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DRD)
  • S.R. 2012/76 The Prohibition of Traffic (Lower Windsor, Belfast) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DRD)
  • S.R. 2012/80 The Parking Places and Loading Bays on Roads (Londonderry) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DRD)
  • S.R. 2012/81 The Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DEL)

 

7. Written Ministerial Statements

8. Consultation Documents

Consultation on Proposed Increases to Contributions for Members of the NI Teachers' Pension Scheme (NITPS) - Department of Education response (DE)

9. Departmental Publications

10. Agency Publications

11. Westminster Publications

12. Miscellaneous Publications

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