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Minutes of Proceedings

Session: Session currently unavailable

Date: 19 January 2021

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

1. Prayers

Members observed two minutes' silence.

2. Public Petition

2.1 A 40 Miles Per Hour Speed Zone on the A48 for the Cotton Community

Mr Alex Easton was granted leave, in accordance with Standing Order 22, to present a Public Petition relating to a 40 Miles Per Hour Speed Zone on the A48 for the Cotton Community.

3. Executive Committee Business

3.1 Statement: North/South Ministerial Council Agricultural Sectoral Meeting

The Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, Mr Edwin Poots, made a statement regarding the recent North/South Ministerial Council Agricultural Sectoral Meeting, following which he replied to questions.

The Deputy Speaker, Mr Beggs, took the Chair.

3.2 Further Consideration Stage: The Harbours (Grants and Loans Limit) Bill (NIA Bill 12/17-22)

The Minister for Infrastructure, Ms Nichola Mallon, moved the Further Consideration Stage of the Harbours (Grants and Loans Limit) Bill.

No amendments were tabled to the Bill.

NIA Bill 12/17-22 stood referred to the Speaker for consideration in accordance with Section 10 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998.

4. Private Members' Business

4.1 Further Consideration Stage: The Functioning of Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill (NIA Bill 01/17-22)

Mr Jim Allister, sponsor of the Bill, moved the Further Consideration Stage of the Functioning of Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill.

Fifty-six amendments were tabled to the Bill and selected for debate.

Debate ensued.

The sitting was suspended at 12.58pm.

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

5. Question Time

5.1 Communities

Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister for Communities, Ms Deirdre Hargey.

6. Private Members' Business (cont'd)

6.1 Further Consideration Stage: The Functioning of Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill (NIA Bill 01/17-22) (cont'd)

Debate resumed.

The Clauses

After debate, Amendment 1 to Clause 1 was made without division.

After debate, Amendment 2 to Clause 1 was made without division.

After debate, Amendment 3 to Clause 1 was made without division.

After debate, Amendment 4 to Clause 1 was made without division.

After debate, Amendment 5 to Clause 1 was made without division.

After debate, Amendment 6 to Clause 1 was made without division.

After debate, Amendment 7 to Clause 1 was made without division.

After debate, Amendment 8 to Clause 1 was made without division.

After debate, Amendment 9 to Clause 1 was made without division.

After debate, Amendment 10 to Clause 1 was made without division.

After debate, Amendment 11 to Clause 1 was made without division.

After debate, Amendment 12 to Clause 1 was made without division.

After debate, Amendment 13 to Clause 1 was made without division.

After debate, Amendment 14 to Clause 2 was made without division.

After debate, Amendment 15 to Clause 3 was made without division.

After debate, Amendment 16 to Clause 4 was made without division.

After debate, Amendment 17 to Clause 4 was made without division.

The Speaker took the Chair.

The sitting was suspended at 5.36pm.

The sitting resumed at 5.49pm.

After debate, Amendment 18 to Clause 5 was made without division.

After debate, Amendment 19 to Clause 5 was made without division.

After debate, Amendment 20 to Clause 5 was made without division.

After debate, Amendment 21 was not moved.

After debate, Amendment 22 to Clause 6 was made without division.

After debate, Amendment 23 to Clause 7 was made on division (Division 1).

As Amendment 23 was made, Amendment 24 was not called.

After debate, Amendment 25 to Clause 8 was made without division.

After debate, Amendment 26 to Clause 8 was made without division.

After debate, Amendment 27 to Clause 8 was made without division.

After debate, Amendment 28 to Clause 8 was made on division (Division 2).

After debate, Amendment 29 was not moved.

After debate, Amendment 30 to Clause 8 was made without division.

After debate, Amendment 31 was not moved.

After debate, Amendment 32 to Clause 8 was made without division.

After debate, Amendment 33 to Clause 8 was made without division.

After debate, Amendment 34 inserting new clause 'Use of official systems' was negatived on division (Division 3).

After debate, Amendment 35 to Clause 9 was made without division.

After debate, Amendment 36 to Clause 10 was made without division.

As Amendment 36 was made, Amendment 37 was not called.

After debate, Amendment 38 to Clause 10 was made without division.

After debate, Amendment 39 to Clause 10 was made without division.

After debate, Amendment 40 to Clause 10 was made without division.

As Amendment 36 was made, Amendment 41 was not called.

After debate, Amendment 42 to Clause 10 was made without division.

After debate, Amendment 43 to Clause 11 was made without division.

After debate, Amendment 44 to Clause 13 was made without division.

After debate, Amendment 45 to Clause 13 was made on division (Division 4).

After debate, Amendment 46 to Clause 13 was made without division.

After debate, Amendment 47 to Clause 13 was made without division.

After debate, Amendment 48 to Clause 14 was made without division.

After debate, Amendment 49 to Clause 14 was made without division.

As Amendments 15 and 49 were made, Amendment 50 was not called.

After debate, Amendment 51 was not moved.

After debate, Amendment 52 to Clause 15 was made without division.

After debate, Amendment 53 to Clause 15 was made without division.

As Amendment 35 was made, Amendment 54 was not called.

After debate, Amendment 55 to Clause 15 was made without division.

Long Title

After debate, Amendment 56 to the Long Title was made without division.

NIA Bill 01/17-22 stood referred to the Speaker in accordance with Section 10 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998.

7. Adjournment

Proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

The Speaker

The Assembly adjourned at 7.03pm.

 

Mr Alex Maskey
The Speaker
19 January 2021

 

Northern Ireland Assembly

19 January 2021 Division 1

Further Consideration Stage: The Functioning of Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill (NIA Bill 01/17-22) – Amendment 23

Proposed:

Leave out Clause 7 and insert -

'Presence of civil servants

7.— (1) A Minister, or special adviser, who holds a meeting with a third party about official business must take such steps as are reasonable to ensure that the meeting is attended by at least one person serving in the Northern Ireland Civil Service who is not a special adviser.

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply if the meeting is for liaison with the Minister's political party.

(3) In this section "third party" means a person who is not acting in the person's capacity as⁠—

(a) a Minister or a Minister of the Crown or a member of the Scottish or Welsh Government or a junior Scottish Minister,

(b) a Minister of the Government of Ireland,

(c) a member of⁠—

(i) the Assembly,

(ii) the House of Commons,

(iii) the House of Lords,

(iv) the Scottish Parliament,

(v) Senedd Cymru,

(vi) Dáil Éireann, or

(vii) Seanad Éireann,

(d) a member of the Assembly's staff,

(e) a person serving in any part of the civil service of the State,

(f) the Attorney General, or

(g) a member of the Attorney General's staff.

(4) The duty under subsection (1) applies only so far as it is exercisable in or as regards Northern Ireland.'

Minister of Finance

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 47
Noes: 36

AYES

Ms Anderson, Dr Archibald, Ms Armstrong, Ms Bailey, Mr Blair, Mr Boylan, Ms S Bradley, Ms Bradshaw, Ms Brogan, Mr Catney, Mr Dickson, Ms Dillon, Ms Dolan, Mr Durkan, Ms Ennis, Ms Flynn, Mr Gildernew, Ms Hargey, Ms Hunter, Mr Kearney, Mrs D Kelly, Mr G Kelly, Ms Kimmins, Mrs Long, Mr Lynch, Mr Lyttle, Mr McAleer, Mr McCann, Mr McCrossan, Mr McGlone, Mr McGrath, Mr McGuigan, Mr McHugh, Ms McLaughlin, Mr McNulty, Ms Mallon, Mr Muir, Ms Mullan, Mr Murphy, Ms Ní Chuilín, Mr O'Dowd, Mrs O'Neill, Mr O'Toole, Ms Rogan, Mr Sheehan, Ms Sheerin, Miss Woods.

Tellers for the Ayes: Ms Ennis, Mr McGuigan.

NOES

Dr Aiken, Mr Allen, Mr Allister, Mrs Barton, Mr Beattie, Mr M Bradley, Ms P Bradley, Mr K Buchanan, Mr T Buchanan, Mr Buckley, Ms Bunting, Mr Butler, Mrs Cameron, Mr Carroll, Mr Chambers, Mr Clarke, Mrs Dodds, Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Mr Frew, Mr Givan, Mr Harvey, Mr Hilditch, Mr Humphrey, Mr Irwin, Mr Lyons, Miss McIlveen, Mr Middleton, Mr Nesbitt, Mr Newton, Mr Poots, Mr Robinson, Mr Stewart, Mr Storey, Mr Swann, Mr Weir, Mr Wells.

Tellers for the Noes: Mr Allister, Mr Wells.

The Amendment was made.

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

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

Mr K Buchanan voted for Ms P Bradley, Mr T Buchanan, Mr Buckley, Mrs Cameron, Mrs Dodds, Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Mr Givan, Mr Harvey, Mr Hilditch, Mr Irwin, Mr Lyons, Mr Newton, Mr Poots, Mr Robinson, Mr Storey and Mr Weir.

Dr Aiken voted for Mr Allen, Mrs Barton, Mr Beattie, Mr Butler, Mr Chambers, Mr Nesbitt, Mr Stewart and Mr Swann.

Mr O'Dowd voted for Ms Anderson, Dr Archibald, Mr Boylan, Ms Brogan, Ms Dillon, Ms Dolan, Ms Ennis, Ms Flynn, Mr Gildernew, Ms Hargey, Mr Kearney, 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 and Ms Sheerin.

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

Ms Bailey voted for Ms Woods.

 

Northern Ireland Assembly

19 January 2021 Division 2

Further Consideration Stage: The Functioning of Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill (NIA Bill 01/17-22) – Amendment 28

Proposed:

Clause 8, Page 3, Line 40

Leave out from second 'or' to end of line 41

Minister of Finance

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 71
Noes: 13

AYES

Ms Anderson, Dr Archibald, Ms Armstrong, Mr Blair, Mr Boylan, Mr M Bradley, Ms P Bradley, Ms S Bradley, Ms Bradshaw, Ms Brogan, Mr K Buchanan, Mr T Buchanan, Mr Buckley, Ms Bunting, Mrs Cameron, Mr Catney, Mr Clarke, Mr Dickson, Ms Dillon, Mrs Dodds, Ms Dolan, Mr Dunne, Mr Durkan, Mr Easton, Ms Ennis, Ms Flynn, Mrs Foster, Mr Frew, Mr Gildernew, Mr Givan, Ms Hargey, Mr Harvey, Mr Hilditch, Mr Humphrey, Ms Hunter, Mr Irwin, Mr Kearney, 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, Miss McIlveen, Ms McLaughlin, Mr McNulty, Ms Mallon, Mr Middleton, Mr Muir, Ms Mullan, Mr Murphy, Mr Newton, Ms Ní Chuilín, Mr O'Dowd, Mrs O'Neill, Mr O'Toole, Mr Poots, Mr Robinson, Ms Rogan, Mr Sheehan, Ms Sheerin, Mr Storey, Mr Weir.

Tellers for the Ayes: Ms Ennis, Mr McGuigan.

NOES

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

Tellers for the Noes: Mr Allister, Mr Wells.

The Amendment was made.

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

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

Mr K Buchanan voted for Ms P Bradley, Mr T Buchanan, Mr Buckley, Mrs Cameron, Mrs Dodds, Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Mrs Foster, Mr Givan, Mr Harvey, Mr Hilditch, Mr Irwin, Mr Lyons, Mr Newton, Mr Poots, Mr Robinson, Mr Storey and Mr Weir.

Dr Aiken voted for Mr Allen, Mrs Barton, Mr Beattie, Mr Butler, Mr Chambers, Mr Nesbitt, Mr Stewart and Mr Swann.

Mr O'Dowd voted for Ms Anderson, Dr Archibald, Mr Boylan, Ms Brogan, Ms Dillon, Ms Dolan, Ms Ennis, Ms Flynn, Mr Gildernew, Ms Hargey, Mr Kearney, 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 and Ms Sheerin.

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

Northern Ireland Assembly

19 January 2021 Division 3

Further Consideration Stage: The Functioning of Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill (NIA Bill 01/17-22) – Amendment 34

Proposed:

New Clause 38

After clause 8 insert -

'Use of official systems

8A.—(1) A Minister or special adviser when communicating on official business by electronic means should not use personal accounts or anything other than devices issued by the department, systems used by the department and departmental email addresses.

(2) If out of necessity it is not possible to comply with the requirements of subsection (1) the Minister or (as the case may be) special adviser must within 48 hours, or as soon thereafter as reasonably practicable,

(a) copy to the departmental system any written material generated during the use of non-departmental devices or systems; and

(b) make an accurate record on the departmental system of any verbal communications of consequence relating to departmental matters.'

Mr Jim Allister

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 40
Noes: 45

AYES

Dr Aiken, Mr Allen, Mr Allister, Ms Bailey, Mrs Barton, Mr Beattie, Mr M Bradley, Ms P Bradley, Mr K Buchanan, Mr T Buchanan, Mr Buckley, Ms Bunting, Mr Butler, Mrs Cameron, Mr Carroll, Mr Chambers, Mr Clarke, Mrs Dodds, Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Mrs Foster, Mr Frew, Mr Givan, Mr Harvey, Mr Hilditch, Mr Humphrey, Mr Irwin, Mr Lyons, Miss McIlveen, Mr Middleton, Mr Nesbitt, Mr Newton, Mr Poots, Mr Robinson, Mr Stewart, Mr Storey, Mr Swann, Mr Weir, Mr Wells, Miss Woods.

Tellers for the Ayes: Mr Allister, Mr Wells.

NOES

Ms Anderson, Dr Archibald, Ms Armstrong, Mr Blair, Mr Boylan, Ms S Bradley, Ms Bradshaw, Ms Brogan, Mr Catney, Mr Dickson, Ms Dillon, Ms Dolan, Mr Durkan, Ms Ennis, Ms Flynn, Mr Gildernew, Ms Hargey, Ms Hunter, Mr Kearney, Mrs D Kelly, Mr G Kelly, Ms Kimmins, Mrs Long, Mr Lynch, Mr Lyttle, Mr McAleer, Mr McCann, Mr McCrossan, Mr McGlone, Mr McGrath, Mr McGuigan, Mr McHugh, Ms McLaughlin, Mr McNulty, Ms Mallon, Mr Muir, Ms Mullan, Mr Murphy, Ms Ní Chuilín, Mr O'Dowd, Mrs O'Neill, Mr O'Toole, Ms Rogan, Mr Sheehan, Ms Sheerin.

Tellers for the Noes: Ms Ennis, Mr McGuigan.

The Amendment was negatived.

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

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

Mr K Buchanan voted for Ms P Bradley, Mr T Buchanan, Mr Buckley, Mrs Cameron, Mrs Dodds, Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Mrs Foster, Mr Givan, Mr Harvey, Mr Hilditch, Mr Irwin, Mr Lyons, Mr Newton, Mr Poots, Mr Robinson, Mr Storey and Mr Weir.

Dr Aiken voted for Mr Allen, Mrs Barton, Mr Beattie, Mr Butler, Mr Chambers, Mr Nesbitt, Mr Stewart and Mr Swann.

Mr O'Dowd voted for Ms Anderson, Dr Archibald, Mr Boylan, Ms Brogan, Ms Dillon, Ms Dolan, Ms Ennis, Ms Flynn, Mr Gildernew, Ms Hargey, Mr Kearney, 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 and Ms Sheerin.

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

Ms Bailey voted for Ms Woods.

Northern Ireland Assembly

19 January 2021 Division 4

Further Consideration Stage: The Functioning of Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill (NIA Bill 01/17-22) – Amendment 45

Proposed:

Clause 13, Page 5, Line 18

Leave out 'in advance of it being submitted' and insert 'no longer than 7 days following submission'

Mr Jim Allister

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 47
Noes: 38

AYES

Ms Anderson, Dr Archibald, Ms Armstrong, Ms Bailey, Mr Blair, Mr Boylan, Ms S Bradley, Ms Bradshaw, Ms Brogan, Mr Catney, Mr Dickson, Ms Dillon, Ms Dolan, Mr Durkan, Ms Ennis, Ms Flynn, Mr Gildernew, Ms Hargey, Ms Hunter, Mr Kearney, Mrs D Kelly, Mr G Kelly, Ms Kimmins, Mrs Long, Mr Lynch, Mr Lyttle, Mr McAleer, Mr McCann, Mr McCrossan, Mr McGlone, Mr McGrath, Mr McGuigan, Mr McHugh, Ms McLaughlin, Mr McNulty, Ms Mallon, Mr Muir, Ms Mullan, Mr Murphy, Ms Ní Chuilín, Mr O'Dowd, Mrs O'Neill, Mr O'Toole, Ms Rogan, Mr Sheehan, Ms Sheerin, Miss Woods.

Tellers for the Ayes: Ms Ennis, Mr McGuigan.

NOES

Dr Aiken, Mr Allen, Mr Allister, Mrs Barton, Mr Beattie, Mr M Bradley, Ms P Bradley, Mr K Buchanan, Mr T Buchanan, Mr Buckley, Ms Bunting, Mr Butler, Mrs Cameron, Mr Carroll, Mr Chambers, Mr Clarke, Mrs Dodds, Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Mrs Foster, Mr Frew, Mr Givan, Mr Harvey, Mr Hilditch, Mr Humphrey, Mr Irwin, Mr Lyons, Miss McIlveen, Mr Middleton, Mr Nesbitt, Mr Newton, Mr Poots, Mr Robinson, Mr Stewart, Mr Storey, Mr Swann, Mr Weir, Mr Wells.

Tellers for the Noes: Mr Frew, Mr Middleton.

The Amendment was made.

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

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

Mr K Buchanan voted for Ms P Bradley, Mr T Buchanan, Mr Buckley, Mrs Cameron, Mrs Dodds, Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Mrs Foster, Mr Givan, Mr Harvey, Mr Hilditch, Mr Irwin, Mr Lyons, Mr Newton, Mr Poots, Mr Robinson, Mr Storey and Mr Weir.

Dr Aiken voted for Mr Allen, Mrs Barton, Mr Beattie, Mr Butler, Mr Chambers, Mr Nesbitt, Mr Stewart and Mr Swann.

Mr O'Dowd voted for Ms Anderson, Dr Archibald, Mr Boylan, Ms Brogan, Ms Dillon, Ms Dolan, Ms Ennis, Ms Flynn, Mr Gildernew, Ms Hargey, Mr Kearney, 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 and Ms Sheerin.

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

Ms Bailey voted for Ms Woods.

 

Northern Ireland Assembly

Papers Presented to the Assembly on 19 January 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

5. Assembly Reports

6. Statutory Rules

For information only

Explanatory Memorandum for SR 2021/278 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Amendment No. 23) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 (Department of Health)

Explanatory Memorandum for SR 2020/326 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Amendment No. 25) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 (Department of Health)

Explanatory Memorandum for SR 2021/4 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021 (Department of Health)

Explanatory Memorandum for SR 2021/6 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Amendment No. 3) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021 (Department of Health)

Explanatory Memorandum for SR 2021/9 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Amendment No. 4) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021 (Department of Health)

7. Written Ministerial Statements

8. Consultation Documents

9. Departmental Publications

The Coronavirus Act 2020 Temporary Modification of Education Duties Cancellation (No.19) Notice 2021 (Department of Education)

The Coronavirus Act 2020 Temporary Modification of Education Duties (No.20) Notice (Northern Ireland) 2021 (Department of Education)

The Coronavirus Act 2020 Temporary Modification of Education Duties (No.21) Notice (Northern Ireland) 2021 (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 19 January 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

 

 

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

 

18/01/20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

11/11/20

24/11/20

19/01/21

 

 

Assembly   Members (Remuneration Board) Bill

(NIA   Bill 13/17-22)

14/12/20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/ Bills progressing by accelerated passage

PROXY VOTING NOTICES – TUESDAY 19 JANUARY 2021

The following Members notified the Speaker, under Standing Order 112, that they wished to avail of proxy voting arrangements for the sitting on Tuesday 19 January 2021:

Andy Allen

Declan   Kearney

Martina   Anderson

Dolores Kelly

Caoimhe Archibald

Gerry Kelly

Kellie   Armstrong

Liz Kimmins

Rosemary   Barton

Naomi Long

Doug Beattie

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

Robbie Butler

Maolíosa   McHugh

Pam Cameron

Sinead   McLaughlin

Pat Catney

Justin   McNulty

Alan Chambers

Karen Mullan

Stewart   Dickson

Conor Murphy

Linda Dillon

Mike Nesbitt

Diane Dodds

Robin Newton

Jemma Dolan

Carál Ní   Chuilín

Gordon Dunne

Michelle   O’Neill

Mark Durkan

Edwin Poots

Alex Easton

George   Robinson

Sinéad Ennis

Emma Rogan

Arlene Foster

Pat Sheehan

Órlaithí   Flynn

Emma Sheerin

Colm   Gildernew

Christopher   Stalford

Paul Givan

John Stewart

Deirdre   Hargey

Mervyn Storey

Harry Harvey

Robin Swann

David   Hilditch

Peter Weir

Cara Hunter

Rachel Woods

William Irwin

 

 

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