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Minutes of Proceedings

Session: Session currently unavailable

Date: 17 February 2020

The Assembly met at noon, the Speaker in the Chair.

1. Prayers

Members observed two minutes' silence.

2. Speaker's Business

2.1 Speaker's Rulings

The Speaker responded to a point of order on Monday 10 February by Mr Allister about remarks made to him by the Minister of Finance during Question Time.

2.2 Tributes to former Members

The Speaker invited the Assembly to pay respects to the eight former Members who had passed away during the period when the Assembly was not sitting. The Speaker paid his own tribute to those former Members before inviting tributes from other Members.

Members of the Assembly then paid tribute to former Members who had passed away during the period when the Assembly was not sitting.

3. Matter of the Day

3.1 Death of Harry Gregg OBE

Ms Claire Sugden made a statement, under Standing Order 24, in relation to the death of Harry Gregg OBE on 16 February 2020. Other Members were also called to speak on the matter.

4. Assembly Business

4.1 Motion: Business Committee Membership

Proposed:

That Ms Martina Anderson be appointed as a member of the Committee for Infrastructure and as a member of the Committee for Justice.

Mr John O'Dowd
Ms Sinéad Ennis

The Question being put, the Motion was carried.

4.2 Motion: Committee Membership

Proposed:

That Mr Gary Middleton replace Mr Harry Harvey as a member of the Committee on Procedures; and that Mr Harry Harvey replace Mr Gary Middleton as a member of the Public Accounts Committee.

Mr Keith Buchanan
Mr George Robinson

The Question being put, the Motion was carried.

5. Committee Business

5.1 Motion: Prayer of Annulment - The Sea Fish Licensing Order (Northern Ireland) 2019 (SR 2019/61)

Proposed:

That the Sea Fish Licensing Order (Northern Ireland) 2019 (SR 2019/61) be annulled.

Chairperson, Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

The Motion was not moved.

5.2 Motion: Prayer of Annulment - The Sea Fishing (Licences and Notices) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2019 (SR 2019/65)

Proposed:

That the Sea Fish (Licenses and Notices) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2019 (SR 2019/65) be annulled.

Chairperson, Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

The Motion was not moved.

The sitting was suspended at 1.25pm.

The sitting was resumed at 2.00pm, the Speaker in the Chair.

6. Question Time

6.1 The Executive Office

Questions were put to, and answered by, the deputy First Minister, Mrs Michelle O'Neill.

6.2 Justice

Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister of Justice, Mrs Naomi Long.

The Principal Deputy Speaker took the Chair.

6.3 Communities

Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister for Communities, Ms Deirdre Hargey.

6.4 Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, Mr Edwin Poots.

7. Adjournment

Proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

The Speaker

The Assembly adjourned at 5.01pm.

Mr Alex Maskey
The Speaker
17 February 2020

Northern Ireland Assembly

Papers Presented to the Assembly on
11 February 2020 – 17 February 2020

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

Construction Industry Training Board NI Annual Report 2018-19 (Department for the Economy)

Insolvency Service Annual Report and Accounts 2018-19 (Department for the Economy)

5. Assembly Reports

6. Statutory Rules

SR 2020/19 The Provision of Health Services to Persons Not Ordinarily Resident (Amendment) (Revocation) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 (Department of Health)

7. Written Ministerial Statements

The Minister of Finance – 2019-20 Public Expenditure Further Allocations

8. Consultation Documents

9. Departmental Publications

10. Agency Publications

11. Westminster Publications

12. Miscellaneous Publications

Northern Ireland Assembly Legislation:

Stages in Consideration of Public Bills

First Stage: Introduction of Bill.

Second Stage: General debate of the Bill with an opportunity for Members to vote on its general principles.

Committee Stage (Comm. Stage): Detailed investigation by a Committee which concludes with the publication of a report for consideration by the Assembly.

Consideration Stage (CS): Consideration by the Assembly of, and an opportunity for Members to vote on, the details of the Bill including amendments proposed to the Bill.

Further Consideration Stage (FCS): Consideration by the Assembly of, and an opportunity for Members to vote on, further amendments to the Bill.

Final Stage: Passing or rejecting of Bill by the Assembly, without further amendment.

Royal Assent.

Proceedings as at 17 February 2020

2017-2022 Mandate
Executive Bills                     

  

Title &
   NIA Bill Number

  
  

First
   Stage

  
  

Second Stage

  
  

Comm. Stage to Conclude

  
  

Report Ordered to be Printed

  
  

CS

  
  

FCS

  
  

Final Stage

  
  

Royal Assent

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017-2022 Mandate
Non-Executive Bills

Title &
NIA Bill Number
                       

  

Title &
   NIA Bill Number

  
  

First
   Stage

  
  

Second Stage

  
  

Comm. Stage to Conclude

  
  

Report Ordered to be Printed

  
  

CS

  
  

FCS

  
  

Final Stage

  
  

Royal Assent

  

Functioning   of Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill (NIA 01/17-22)

03/02/20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/ Bills progressing by accelerated passage

 

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