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Minutes of Proceedings

Session: Session currently unavailable

Date: 08 February 2021

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

1. Prayers

Members observed two minutes' silence.

2. Matter of the Day

2.1 PSNI Intrusion into Wreath Laying Ceremony by Family Members

Mr Gerry Kelly, under Standing Order 24, made a statement on PSNI Intrusion into Wreath Laying Ceremony by Family Members. Other Members were also called to speak on the matter.

3. Public Petition

3.1 Broadband in the Sperrins

Mr Declan McAleer was granted leave, in accordance with Standing Order 22, to present a Public Petition on Broadband in the Sperrins.

3.2 Covid Support Payment for Students

Ms Sinead McLaughlin was granted leave, in accordance with Standing Order 22, to present a Public Petition on Covid Support Payment for Students.

4. Assembly Business

4.1 Motion: Committee Membership

Proposed:

That Ms Pam Cameron replace Mr Gary Middleton as a member of the Business Committee; and that Mr Paul Givan replace Mr Gary Middleton as a member of the Committee for the Economy.

Mr Keith Buchanan
Mr Robin Newton

The Question being put, the motion was carried.

5. Executive Committee Business

5.1 Second Stage: Protection from Stalking Bill (NIA Bill 14/17-22)

The Minister of Justice, Mrs Naomi Long, moved the Second Stage of the Protection from Stalking Bill (NIA Bill 14/17-22).

Debate ensued.

The Deputy Speaker, Mr Beggs, took the Chair.

The Protection from Stalking Bill (NIA Bill 14/17-22) passed Second Stage.

The Principal Deputy Speaker took the Chair.

5.2 Motion: The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021

Proposed:

That the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021 be approved.

Minister of Health

Debate ensued.

The debate stood suspended for Question Time.

The Speaker took the Chair.

6. Question Time

6.1 The Executive Office

Questions were put to, and answered by, the First Minister, the Rt Hon Arlene Foster.

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 Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, Mr Gordon Lyons.

The Deputy Speaker, Mr McGlone, took the chair.

7. Executive Committee Business (cont'd)

7.1 Motion: The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021 (cont'd)

Debate resumed.

The Question being put, the motion was carried.

7.2 Motion: The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (Coronavirus) (Amendment of Relevant Period for Meetings of Registered Societies and Credit Unions No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

Proposed:

That the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (Coronavirus) (Amendment of Relevant Period for Meetings of Registered Societies and Credit Unions No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 be approved.

Minister for the Economy

Motion: The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (Amendment of Certain Relevant Periods) (No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

Proposed:

That the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (Amendment of Certain Relevant Periods) (No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 be approved.

Minister for the Economy

Motion: The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (Coronavirus) (Suspension of Liability for Wrongful Trading) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

Proposed:

That the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (Coronavirus) (Suspension of Liability for Wrongful Trading) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 be approved.

Minister for the Economy

A single debate ensued on all three motions.

The Question being put, the motion on the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (Coronavirus) (Amendment of Relevant Period for Meetings of Registered Societies and Credit Unions No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 was carried.

The Question being put, the motion on the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (Amendment of Certain Relevant Periods) (No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 was carried.

The Question being put, the motion on the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (Coronavirus) (Suspension of Liability for Wrongful Trading) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 was carried.

8. Adjournment

Proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

The Speaker

The Assembly adjourned at 5.36pm.

Mr Alex Maskey
The Speaker

8 February 2021

Northern Ireland Assembly

Papers Presented to the Assembly on 3 February 2021 to 8 February 2021

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

Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority Annual Report and Accounts for year ended 31 March 2020 (Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs)

The Annual Report of the Lay Observer for Northern Ireland 2019/2020 (Department of Finance)

Invest NI Retention and Disposal Schedule (Public Record Office of Northern Ireland)

Attorney General for Northern Ireland Annual Report for 2016/2017 (The Executive Office)

Attorney General for Northern Ireland Annual Report for 2017/2018 (The Executive Office)

Attorney General for Northern Ireland Annual Report for 2018/2019 (The Executive Office)

Attorney General for Northern Ireland Annual Report for 2019/2020 (The Executive Office)

5. Assembly Reports

Impact Review of Special Educational Needs (NIA 75/17-22) (Public Accounts Committee)

6. Statutory Rules

SR 2021/00 Draft SR - The Direct Payments to Farmers (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021 (Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs)

SR 2021/18 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021 (Department of Health)

SR 2021/21 The Rates (Coronavirus: Making of District Rates) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021 (Department of Finance)

SR 2021/24 The Rates (Coronavirus) (Emergency Relief) (No. 2) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021 (Department of Finance)

SR 2021/25 The Superannuation (Commissioner for Survivors of Institutional Childhood Abuse) Order (Northern Ireland) 2021 (Department of Finance)

SR 2021/26 The Healthy Start Scheme and Day Care Food Scheme (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021 (Department of Health)

SR 2021/27 SR 2021/27 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (Amendment No. 3) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021 (Department of Health)

For information only

Explanatory Memorandum for SR 2021/17 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel, Operator Liability and Public Health Advice) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021 (Department of Health)

Explanatory Memorandum for SR 2021/18 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021 (Department of Health)

SR 2021/19 The Parking Places (Disabled Persons' Vehicles) (Amendment) Order 2021 (Department for Infrastructure)

SR 2021/20 The Loading Bays on Roads (Amendment) Order 2021 (Department for Infrastructure)

SR 2021/22 The Parking Places (Disabled Persons' Vehicles) (Amendment No. 2) Order (Northern Ireland) 2021 (Department for Infrastructure)

SR 2021/23 The Parking Places (Disabled Persons' Vehicles) (Amendment No. 3) Order (Northern Ireland) 2021 (Department for Infrastructure)

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 8 February 2021

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 Civil Proceedings Bill (NIA Bill 03/17-22)

31/03/20

28/04/20

15/10/20

15/10/20

17/11/20

15/12/20

18/01/21

 

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

21/04/20

21/04/20

/

/

28/04/20

/

28/04/20

04/05/20

Budget   (No. 2) Bill (NIA Bill 05/17-22)

26/05/20

26/05/20

/

/

01/06/20

02/06/20

02/06/20

17/06/20

Housing   Amendment Bill (NIA Bill 06/17-22)

26/05/20

01/06/20

/

/

16/06/20

23/06/20

30/06/20

28/08/20

Pension   Schemes Bill (NIA Bill 07/17-22)

23/06/20

07/07/20

29/01/21

19/11/20

 

 

 

 

Executive   Committee (Functions) Bill (NIA Bill 08/17-22)

06/07/20

06/07/20

/

/

21/07/20

27/07/20

28/07/20

25/08/20

Budget   (No. 3) Bill

(NIA   Bill 09/17-22)

19/10/20

20/10/20

/

/

02/11/20

09/11/20

10/11/20

25/11/20

The   Licensing and Registration of Clubs (Amendment) Bill

(NIA   Bill 10/17-22)

19/10/20

03/11/20

15/05/21

 

 

 

 

 

The   Criminal Justice (Committal Reform) Bill (NIA Bill 11/17-22)

03/11/20

16/11/20

11/06/21

 

 

 

 

 

The   Harbours (Grants and Loans Limit) Bill (NIA Bill 12/17-22)

23/11/20

01/12/20

/

/

14/12/20

19/01/21

25/01/21

 

Protection from Stalking Bill (NIA Bill   14/17-22)

 

18/01/20

08/02/21

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

11/11/20

24/11/20

19/01/21

02/02/20

 

Assembly   Members (Remuneration Board) Bill

(NIA   Bill 13/17-22)

14/12/20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/ Bills progressing by accelerated passage

PROXY VOTING NOTICES – MONDAY 8 FEBRUARY 2021

The following Members notified the Speaker, under Standing Order 112, that they wished to avail of proxy voting arrangements for the sitting on Monday 8 February 2021:

Andy Allen

Dolores Kelly

Martina   Anderson

Gerry Kelly

Caoimhe Archibald

Liz Kimmins

Kellie   Armstrong

Naomi Long

Rosemary   Barton

Gordon Lyons

Roy Beggs

Séan Lynch

John Blair

Chris Lyttle

Cathal Boylan

Nichola   Mallon

Paula Bradley

Declan   McAleer

Sinead   Bradley

Fra McCann

Paula   Bradshaw

Daniel   McCrossan

Nicola Brogan

Patsy McGlone

Thomas   Buchanan

Colin McGrath

Jonathan   Buckley

Philip McGuigan

Pam Cameron

Maolíosa   McHugh

Pat Catney

Sinead   McLaughlin

Alan Chambers

Justin   McNulty

Stewart   Dickson

Gary   Middleton

Linda Dillon

Karen Mullan

Diane Dodds

Conor Murphy

Jemma Dolan

Mike Nesbitt

Gordon Dunne

Robin Newton

Mark Durkan

Carál Ní Chuilín

Alex Easton

Michelle   O’Neill

Sinéad Ennis

Edwin Poots

Arlene Foster

George   Robinson

Órlaithí   Flynn

Emma Rogan

Colm   Gildernew

Pat Sheehan

Paul Givan

Emma Sheerin

Deirdre   Hargey

Christopher   Stalford

Harry Harvey

John Stewart

David   Hilditch

Mervyn Storey

Cara Hunter

Robin Swann

William Irwin

Peter Weir

Declan   Kearney

 

 

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