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Minutes of Proceedings

Session: Session currently unavailable

Date: 25 February 2020

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

1. Prayers

Members observed two minutes' silence.

2. Executive Committee Business

2.1 Second Stage Budget Bill (NIA Bill 2/17-22)

Minister of Finance

The Minister of Finance, Mr Conor Murphy, moved the Second Stage of the Budget Bill (NIA Bill 2/17-22).

Debate ensued.

Deputy Speaker McGlone took the Chair.

The sitting was suspended at 1.00pm.

The sitting resumed at 2.00pm, with the Principal Deputy Speaker in the Chair.

3. Question Time

3.1 Finance

Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister of Finance, Mr Conor Murphy.

3.2 Health

Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister of Health, Mr Robin Swann.

The Speaker took the Chair.

4. Executive Committee Business (cont'd)

4.1 Second Stage Budget Bill (NIA Bill 2/17-22) (cont'd)

Debate resumed.

The Principal Deputy Speaker took the Chair.

The Speaker took the Chair.

Deputy Speaker McGlone took the Chair.

The Budget Bill (NIA 02/17-22) passed Second Stage with cross-community support (Division).

5. Adjournment

Proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

The Speaker

The Assembly adjourned at 9.08pm.

Mr Alex Maskey
The Speaker
25 February 2020

 

Northern Ireland Assembly

25 February 2020
Division

Motion - Second Stage Budget Bill (NIA Bill 2/17-22)

Minister of Finance

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 42
Noes: 3

AYES

NATIONALIST:

Ms Anderson, Dr Archibald, Mr Boylan, Ms S Bradley, Mr Catney, Mr Durkan, Ms Flynn, Ms C Kelly, Mrs D Kelly, Mr G Kelly, Mr McCann, Mr McCrossan, Mr McGrath, Mr McHugh, Ms McLaughlin, Mr McNulty, Ms Mullan, Mr Murphy, Ms Ní Chuilín, Mr O'Dowd, Mr O'Toole

UNIONIST:

Dr Aiken, Mr Beattie, Mr Beggs, Mr M Bradley, Ms P Bradley, Mr K Buchanan, Mr Buckley, Ms Bunting, Mr Butler, Mrs Cameron, Mr Clarke, Mr Frew, Mr Harvey, Miss McIlveen, Mr Middleton, Mr Nesbitt, Mr Swann

OTHER:

Ms Armstrong, Mr Blair, Mr Lyttle, Mr Muir

Tellers for the Ayes: Mr Boylan, Ms Mullan

NOES

UNIONIST:

Mr Allister

OTHER:

Mr Carroll, Miss Woods

Tellers for the Noes: Mr Carroll, Miss Woods

Total Votes              45           Total Ayes              42       [93.3%]

Nationalist Votes     21           Nationalist Ayes     21       [100.0%]

Unionist Votes         18           Unionist Ayes        17        [94.4%]

Other Votes               6            Other Ayes              4        [66.7%]

The motion was carried with cross-community support.

Northern Ireland Assembly

Papers Presented to the Assembly on
25 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

Funds in Court in Northern Ireland – Statement of Accounts for the Year Ended 31 March 2019.

5. Assembly Reports

6. Statutory Rules

SR 2020/22 The Common Agricultural Policy (Direct Payments to Farmers) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 (Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs).

7. Written Ministerial Statements

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 25 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

  

Budget   Bill (NIA Bill 02/17-22)

24/02/20

25/02/20

/

/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/ Bills progressing by accelerated passage

 

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