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Minutes of Proceedings

Session: Session currently unavailable

Date: 12 May 2020

The Assembly met at 10.30am, the Principal Deputy Speaker in the Chair.

1. Prayers

Members observed two minutes' silence.

2. Speaker's Business

Mr John Dallat MLA

The Principal Deputy Speaker informed the Assembly that the planned formal tributes to the late Mr John Dallat, Member for East Londonderry, were postponed until a later date to provide the opportunity for the Dallat family to be present. The Principal Deputy Speaker also recorded the Speaker's appreciation to the SDLP and to the Dallat family for how they have approached this sensitive matter, given the wider restrictions at the present time.

3. Assembly Business

3.1 Motion: Suspension of Standing Order 18A(5)

Proposed:

That Standing Order 18A(5) be suspended for 12 May 2020.

Mr Keith Buchanan
Mr John O'Dowd
Mrs Dolores Kelly
Mr Robbie Butler
Ms Kellie Armstrong
Ms Clare Bailey

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

4. Executive Committee Business

4.1 Motion: The Electrically Assisted Pedal Cycles (Construction and Use) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

Proposed:

That the Electrically Assisted Pedal Cycles (Construction and Use) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 be affirmed.

Minister for Infrastructure

Debate ensued.

The Question being put, the Motion was carried.

The sitting was suspended at 11.24am.

The sitting resumed at 11.35am, with Principal Deputy Speaker in the Chair.

4.2 Statement – The Executive's Approach to Coronavirus Decision-Making

The First Minister, the Rt. Hon Arlene Foster, and the deputy First Minister, Mrs Michelle O'Neill, made a joint statement to the Assembly regarding The Executive's Approach to Coronavirus Decision-Making, following which they replied to questions.

5. Adjournment

Proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

The Speaker

The Assembly adjourned at 1.33pm.

Mr Alex Maskey
The Speaker
12 May 2020

Northern Ireland Assembly

Papers Presented to the Assembly on 6 May 2020 – 12 May 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

5. Assembly Reports

Report of the Examiner of Statutory Rules to the Assembly and the Appropriate Committees Ninth Report of Session 2019 – 2020 (NIA 22/17-22) (Examiner of Statutory Rules)

6. Statutory Rules

SR 2020/78 The Children's Social Care (Coronavirus) (Temporary Modification of Children's Social Care) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 (Department of Health)

SR 2020/79 The Education (Student Support) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 (Department for the Economy)

7. Written Ministerial Statements

8. Consultation Documents

9. Departmental Publications

Coronavirus Act 2020 Temporary Modification of Education Duties (No.5) Notice (Northern Ireland) 2020 (Department of Education)

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 12 May 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

  

Budget   Bill (NIA Bill 02/17-22)

24/02/20

25/02/20

/

/

02/03/20

03/03/20

09/03/20

26/03/20

Domestic   Abuse and Family Proceedings Bill (NIA Bill 03/17-22)

31/03/20

28/04/20

11/06/20

 

 

 

 

 

The   Private Tenancies (Coronavirus Modifications) Bill (NIA 04/17-22

21/04/20

21/04/20

/

/

28/04/20

/

28/04/20

04/05/20

 

2017-2022 Mandate
Non-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

  

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

03/02/20

16/03/20

02/12/20

 

 

 

 

 

/ Bills progressing by accelerated passage

PROXY VOTING NOTICES – TUESDAY 12 MAY 2020

The following Members notified the Speaker, under Standing Order 112, that they wished to avail of proxy voting arrangements for the sitting on Tuesday 12 May 2020:

Martina Anderson

Dolores Kelly

Caoimhe Archibald

Gerry Kelly

Clare Bailey

Liz Kimmins

John Blair

Naomi Long

Cathal Boylan

Gordon Lyons

Maurice Bradley

Séan Lynch

Paula Bradley

Chris Lyttle

Sinéad Bradley

Nichola Mallon

Paula Bradshaw

Declan McAleer

Thomas Buchanan

Fra McCann

Jonathan Buckley

Daniel McCrossan

Joanne Bunting

Patsy McGlone

Pat Catney

Philip McGuigan

Trevor Clarke

Maolíosa McHugh

Stewart Dickson

Michelle McIlveen

Linda Dillon

Sinead McLaughlin

Diane Dodds

Justin McNulty

Jemma Dolan

Andrew Muir

Gordon Dunne

Karen Mullan

Mark Durkan

Conor Murphy

Alex Easton

Robin Newton

Sinéad Ennis

Carál Ní Chuilín

Arlene Foster

Michelle O’Neill

Paul Frew

Matthew O’Toole

Órlaithí Flynn

Edwin Poots

Colm Gildernew

George Robinson

Paul Givan

Emma Rogan

Deirdre Hargey

Pat Sheehan

Harry Harvey

Emma Sheerin

David Hilditch

Christopher Stalford

William Humphrey

Mervyn Storey

William Irwin

Robin Swann

Declan Kearney

Peter Weir

Catherine Kelly

 

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