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Minutes of Proceedings

Session: Session currently unavailable

Date: 30 June 2020

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

1. Prayers

Members observed two minutes' silence.

2. Assembly Business

Motion: Suspension of Standing Order 20(1)

Proposed:

That Standing Order 20(1) be suspended for 28 July 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.

3. Executive Committee Business

3.1 Statement – The Appointment of an Expert Panel to examine the links between persistent educational underachievement and socio-economic background.

The Minister of Education, Mr Peter Weir, made a statement to the Assembly regarding the Appointment of an Expert Panel to examine the links between persistent educational underachievement and socio-economic background, following which he replied to questions.

The Temporary Speaker, Mr G Kelly, took the Chair.

3.2 Statement – COVID-19 and Service Rebuilding.

The Minister of Health, Mr Robin Swann, made a statement to the Assembly regarding COVID-19 and Service Rebuilding, following which he replied to questions.

The Deputy Speaker, Mr Beggs, took the Chair.

3.3 Final Stage: Executive Committee (Functions) Bill (NIA Bill 8/17-22)

The junior Minister, Mr Gordon Lyons, moved that the Final Stage of the Executive Committee (Functions) Bill (NIA Bill 8/17-22) do now pass.

Debate ensued.

The Executive Committee (Functions) Bill (NIA Bill 8/17-22) passed Final Stage (Division).

4. Adjournment

Proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

The Speaker

The Assembly adjourned at 4.07pm.

Mr Alex Maskey
The Speaker

28 July 2020

 

Northern Ireland Assembly

28 July 2020
Division

Final Stage: Executive Committee (Functions) Bill (NIA Bill 8/17-22)

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 58
Noes: 13

AYES

Ms Anderson, Dr Archibald, Ms Armstrong, Mr Blair, Mr Boylan, Ms S Bradley, Mr K Buchanan, Mrs Cameron, Mr Catney, Mr Dickson, Ms Dillon, Mrs Dodds, Ms Dolan, Mr Dunne, Mr Durkan, Ms Ennis, Ms Flynn, Mrs Foster, Mr Gildernew, Mr Givan, Ms Hargey, Mr Harvey, Ms Hunter, Mr Irwin, Mr Kearney, Ms C Kelly, Mrs D Kelly, Mr G Kelly, Ms Kimmins, Mrs Long, Mr Lynch, Mr Lyons, Mr Lyttle, Mr McAleer, Mr McCann, Mr McCrossan, Mr McGlone, Mr McGrath, Mr McGuigan, Mr McHugh, Ms McLaughlin, Mr McNulty, Ms Mallon, Mr Middleton, Mr Muir, Ms Mullan, Mr Murphy, Ms Ní Chuilín, Mr O'Dowd, Mrs O'Neill, Mr O'Toole, Mr Poots, Mr Robinson, Ms Rogan, Mr Sheehan, Ms Sheerin, Mr Stalford, Mr Weir.

Tellers for the Ayes: Mr Harvey, Mr Sheehan

NOES

Dr Aiken, Mr Allen, Mr Allister, Ms Bailey, Mrs Barton, Mr Beattie, Mr Butler, Mr Carroll, Mr Chambers, Mr Nesbitt, Mr Stewart, Mr Wells, Ms Woods.

Tellers for the Noes: Mr Carroll, Mr Wells

The following Members voted in both Lobbies and are therefore not counted in the result: Ms P Bradley, Mr T Buchanan, Mr Buckley, Ms Bunting, Mr Clarke, Mr Easton, Mr Frew, Mr Hilditch, Mr Humphrey, Miss McIlveen, Mr Storey.

The Final Stage passed.

The following Members' votes were cast by their notified proxy in this division:

Ms Armstrong voted for, Mr Blair, Mr Dickson, Mrs Long, Mr Lyttle and Mr Muir.

Mr K Buchanan voted for Mrs Cameron, Mrs Dodds, Mr Dunne, Mrs Foster, Mr Givan, Mr Harvey [Teller, Ayes], Mr Irwin, Mr Lyons, Mr Poots, Mr Robinson, Mr Stalford and Mr Weir.

Mr McGrath voted for Ms S Bradley, Mr Catney, Mr Durkan, Ms Hunter, Mrs D Kelly, Ms Mallon, Mr McCrossan, Mr McGlone, Ms McLaughlin, Mr McNulty and Mr O'Toole.

Mr O'Dowd voted for Ms Anderson, Dr Archibald, Mr Boylan, Ms Dillon, Ms Dolan, Ms Ennis, Ms Flynn, Mr Gildernew, Ms Hargey, Mr Kearney, Ms C Kelly, Mr G Kelly, Ms Kimmins, Mr Lynch, Mr McAleer, Mr McCann, Mr McGuigan, Mr McHugh, Ms Mullan, Mr Murphy, Ms Ní Chuilín, Mrs O'Neill, Ms Rogan, Mr Sheehan [Teller, Ayes], and Ms Sheerin.

Mr Beattie voted for Mr Allister.

Mr Butler voted for Mr Nesbitt.

Miss Woods voted for Ms Bailey.

Northern Ireland Assembly

Papers Presented to the Assembly on 28 July 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

Business Services Organisation (BSO) Annual Report and Accounts 2019-20 (Department of Health)

5. Assembly Reports

6. Statutory Rules

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 28 July 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

15/10/20

 

 

 

 

 

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

21/04/20

21/04/20

/

/

28/04/20

/

28/04/20

04/05/20

Budget   (No. 2) Bill (NIA 5/17-22)

26/05/20

26/05/20

/

/

01/06/20

02/06/20

02/06/20

17/06/20

Housing   Amendment Bill (NIA 6/17-22)

26/05/20

01/06/20

/

/

16/06/20

23/06/20

30/06/20

 

Pension   Schemes Bill (NIA 7/17-22)

23/06/20

07/07/20

 

 

 

 

 

 

Executive   Committee (Functions) Bill (NIA 8/17-22)

06/07/20

06/07/20

/

/

21/07/20

27/07/20

28/07/20

 

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 28 JULY 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 28 July 2020:

Jim Allister*

Naomi Long

Martina   Anderson

Gordon Lyons

Caoimhe Archibald

Séan Lynch

Clare Bailey

Chris Lyttle

John Blair

Nichola   Mallon

Cathal Boylan

Declan   McAleer

Sinéad Bradley

Fra McCann

Pam Cameron

Daniel   McCrossan

Pat Catney

Patsy McGlone

Stewart   Dickson

Philip   McGuigan

Linda Dillon

Maolíosa   McHugh

Diane Dodds

Sinead   McLaughlin

Jemma Dolan

Justin   McNulty

Gordon Dunne

Andrew Muir

Mark Durkan

Karen Mullan

Sinéad Ennis

Conor Murphy

Arlene Foster

Mike Nesbitt

Órlaithí   Flynn

Robin Newton

Colm   Gildernew

Carál Ní   Chuilín

Paul Givan

Michelle   O’Neill

Deirdre   Hargey

Matthew   O’Toole

Harry Harvey

Edwin Poots

Cara Hunter

George   Robinson

William Irwin

Emma Rogan

Declan Kearney

Pat Sheehan

Catherine   Kelly

Emma Sheerin

Dolores Kelly

Christopher   Stalford

Gerry Kelly

Robin Swann

Liz Kimmins

Peter Weir

* Proxy in place for votes on the Executive Committee (Functions) Bill.

 

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