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Minutes of Proceedings

Session: Session currently unavailable

Date: 07 December 2020

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

1. Prayers

Members observed two minutes' silence.

2. Executive Committee Business

2.1 Statement: Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) on Criminal Justice Co-operation

The Minister of Justice, Mrs Naomi Long, made a statement regarding the Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) on Criminal Justice Co-operation, following which she replied to questions.

The Deputy Speaker, Mr McGlone, took the Chair

2.2 Statement: North/South Ministerial Council Inland Waterways Sectoral Meeting

The Minister for Infrastructure, Ms Nichola Mallon, made a statement regarding the recent North/South Ministerial Council Inland Waterways Sectoral Meeting, following which she replied to questions.

2.3 Motion: The Administration of Estates (Small Payments) (Increase of Limit) Order (Northern Ireland) 2020

Proposed:

That the Administration of Estates (Small Payments) (Increase of Limit) Order (Northern Ireland) 2020 be affirmed.

Minister of Finance

The Question being put, the motion on the Administration of Estates (Small Payments) (Increase of Limit) Order (Northern Ireland) 2020 was carried.

The Speaker took the Chair

2.4 Further Consideration Stage: The Domestic Abuse and Family Proceedings Bill (NIA Bill 03/17-22)

The Minister of Justice, Mrs Naomi Long, did not move the Further Consideration Stage of the Domestic Abuse and Family Proceedings Bill (NIA Bill 03/17-22).

The sitting was suspended at 1.41pm.

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

3. Question Time

3.1 Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister for the Economy, Mrs Diane Dodds, on behalf of the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, Mr Edwin Poots.

3.2 Communities

Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister for Communities, Ms Carál Ní Chuilín.

4. Adjournment

Proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

The Speaker

The Assembly adjourned at 3.36pm.

 

Mr Alex Maskey
The Speaker
7 December 2020

 

Northern Ireland Assembly

Papers Presented to the Assembly on 2 December 2020 to 7 December 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

Financial Reporting Advisory Board Annual Report 2019-20 (Department of Finance)

Middletown Centre for Autism 2019-20 Annual Report and Accounts (Department of Education)

5. Assembly Reports

6. Statutory Rules

SR 2020/296 The Further Education (Student Support) (Amendment etc) (EU Exit) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 (Department for the Economy)

SR 2020/297 The State Pension Debits and Credits (Revaluation) (No.2) Order (Northern Ireland) 2020 (Department for Communities)

SR 2020/298 The State Pension Revaluation for Transitional Pensions (No. 2) Order (Northern Ireland) 2020 (Department for Communities)

SR 2020/299 The Motor Vehicles (Driving Licences) (Amendment No. 2) (Coronavirus) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 (Department for Infrastructure)

SR 2020/300 The Planning (Environmental Assessments and Technical Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 (Department for Infrastructure)

SR 2020/301 The Seed Marketing (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 (Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs)

SR 2020/302 The Seeds (Variety Lists) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 (Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs)

SR 2020/303 The EU Fertilising Products Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 (Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs)

SR 2020/304 The Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases and Ozone-Depleting Substances (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 (Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs)

SR 2020/306 The Electricity (Priority Dispatch) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 (Department for the Economy)

SR 2020/307 The Electricity (Internal Markets) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 (Department for the Economy)

For information only

Explanatory Memorandum for SR 2020/255 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (Amendment No. 14) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 (Department of Health)

Explanatory Memorandum for SR 220/288 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Travel from Denmark) (Revocation) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 (Department of Health)

Explanatory Memorandum for SR 2020/289 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Amendment No. 24) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 (Department of Health)

Revised Explanatory Memorandum for SR 2020/293 The Plant Health (Official Controls and Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 (Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs)

Explanatory Memorandum for SR 2020/274 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (Amendment No. 16) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 (Department of Health)

Explanatory Memorandum for SR 2020/287 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (Amendment No. 17) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 (Department of Health)

Explanatory Memorandum for SR 2020/290 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (Amendment No. 18) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 (Department of Health)

7. Written Ministerial Statements

COVID-19 Vaccine (Minister of Health)

Decisions of the Executive on COVID-19 (First Minister and deputy First Minister)

8. Consultation Documents

9. Departmental Publications

Coronavirus Act 2020 Temporary Modification of Education Duties (No.16) Notice (Northern Ireland) 2020 (Department of Education)

10. Agency Publications

11. Westminster Publications

12. Miscellaneous Publications

 

PROXY VOTING NOTICES – MONDAY 7 DECEMBER 2020

The following Members notified the Speaker, under Standing Order 112, that they wished to avail of proxy voting arrangements for the sitting on Monday 7 December 2020:

Andy Allen

Gerry Kelly

Martina   Anderson

Liz Kimmins

Caoimhe Archibald

Naomi Long

Kellie   Armstrong

Gordon Lyons

Rosemary   Barton

Séan Lynch

Roy Beggs

Nichola   Mallon

John Blair

Declan   McAleer

Cathal Boylan

Fra McCann

Paula Bradley

Daniel   McCrossan

Paula   Bradshaw

Patsy McGlone

Nicola Brogan

Colin McGrath

Jonathan   Buckley

Philip   McGuigan

Pat Catney

Maolíosa   McHugh

Alan Chambers

Sinead   McLaughlin

Stewart   Dickson

Justin   McNulty

Linda Dillon

Andrew Muir

Diane Dodds

Karen Mullan

Jemma Dolan

Conor Murphy

Gordon Dunne

Mike Nesbitt

Mark Durkan

Robin Newton

Alex Easton

Carál Ní   Chuilín

Sinéad Ennis

Michelle   O’Neill

Arlene Foster

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

Cara Hunter

John Stewart

William Irwin

Mervyn Storey

Declan Kearney

Robin Swann

Dolores Kelly

Peter Weir

 

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