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Minutes of Proceedings

Session: Session currently unavailable

Date: 29 June 2021

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

1. Prayers

Members observed two minutes' silence.

2. Public Petition

2.1 Transforming Dementia Care

Mr Colm Gildernew was granted leave, in accordance with Standing Order 22, to present a Public Petition on Transforming Dementia Care.

3. Executive Committee Business

3.1 Statement: Mental Health Strategy 2021-2031

The Minister of Health, Mr Robin Swann, made a statement regarding the Mental Health Strategy 2021-2031, following which he replied to questions.

The Deputy Speaker, Mr McGlone, took the Chair.

3.2 Second Stage: Charities Bill (NIA Bill 27/17-22)

Minister for Communities

The Minister for Communities, Ms Deirdre Hargey, moved the Second Stage of the Charities Bill (NIA Bill 27/17-22).

Debate ensued.

The Charities Bill (NIA Bill 27/17-22) passed Second Stage.

3.2 Final Stage: Licensing and Registration of Clubs (Amendment) Bill (NIA Bill 10/17-22)

The Minister for Communities, Ms Deirdre Hargey, moved that the Final Stage of the Licensing and Registration of Clubs (Amendment) Bill (NIA Bill 10/17-22) do now pass.

Debate ensued.

The sitting was suspended at 12.54pm.

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

4. Question Time

4.1 Education

Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister of Education, Miss Michelle McIlveen.

5. Question for Urgent Oral Answer

5.1 Capita: Troubles-related incident Victims Payment Scheme

The Minister of Justice, Mrs Naomi Long, responded to a Question for Urgent Oral Answer tabled by Mr Mike Nesbitt.

The Principal Deputy Speaker took the Chair.

6. Executive Committee Business (cont'd)

6.1 Final Stage: Licensing and Registration of Clubs (Amendment) Bill (NIA Bill 10/17-22) (cont'd)

Debate resumed.

The Licensing and Registration of Clubs (Amendment) Bill (NIA Bill 10/17-22) passed Final Stage.

6.2 Motion: The draft Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2016 (Relevant Benefits) Order (Northern Ireland) 2021

Proposed:

That the draft Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2016 (Relevant Benefits) Order (Northern Ireland) 2021 be approved.

Minister of Justice

Debate ensued.

The Question being put, the motion was carried.

6.3 Legislative Consent Motion: The Rating (Coronavirus) and Directors Disqualification (Dissolved Companies) Bill

Proposed:

That this Assembly agrees to amendments to Northern Ireland legislation dealing with disqualification of company directors to enable the conduct of directors of companies which have been dissolved to be investigated and, where appropriate, disqualification action taken and compensation for creditors sought, being included in the Rating (Coronavirus) and Directors Disqualification (Dissolved Companies) Bill as introduced in the House of Commons on 12 May 2021.

Minister for the Economy

Debate ensued.

The Question being put, the motion was carried.

The sitting was suspended at 4.15pm.

The sitting resumed at 6.00pm, with the Principal Deputy Speaker in the Chair.

7. Question for Urgent Oral Answer

7.1 Review of Radiology Reports

The Minister of Health, Mr Robin Swann, responded to a Question for Urgent Oral Answer tabled by Mr Philip McGuigan.

8. Adjournment

Proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

The Speaker

The Assembly adjourned at 6.20pm.

Mr Alex Maskey
The Speaker
29 June 2021

Northern Ireland Assembly

Papers Presented to the Assembly on 29 June 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

Report of the Examiner of Statutory Rules to the Assembly and the Appropriate Committees Forty-fourth Report of Session 2020–2021 (NIA 114/17-22) (Examiner of Statutory Rules)

6. Statutory Rules

SR 2021/186 The Agricultural Commodities (Coronavirus) (Income Support) Scheme No. 2 (Northern Ireland) 2021 (Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs)

SR 2021/187 The Agricultural (2017 North West Area Flooding) (Income Support) Scheme (Northern Ireland) 2021 (Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs)

SR 2021/188 The Child Support Maintenance Calculation (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021 (Department for Communities)

SR 2021/189 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel and Operator Liability and Information to Passengers) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021 (Department of Health)

For information only

Affirmed version of SR 2021/127 The Official Statistics (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2021 (Department of Finance)

Amended Draft SR - The Food and Feed Hygiene and Safety (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021 (Department of Health)

7. Written Ministerial Statements

8. Consultation Documents

9. Departmental Publications

Sickness Absence in the Northern Ireland Civil Service 2020/21 (Department of Finance)

The Northern Ireland Budget Process (Northern Ireland Audit Office)

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 29 June 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

01/03/21

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

04/05/21

17/05/21

01/06/21

 

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

13/05/21

08/06/21

21/06/21

29/06/21

 

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

01/03/21

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

18/01/20

08/02/21

10/12/21

 

 

 

 

 

The Damages (Return on Investment) Bill (NIA   Bill 16/17-22)

01/03/21

09/03/21

28/10/21

 

 

 

 

 

Budget Bill (NIA Bill 17/17-22)

01/03/21

02/03/21

/

/

08/03/21

09/03/21

09/03/21

23/03/21

Health and Social Care Bill (NIA Bill   18/17/22)


  08/03/21

 

16/03/21

01/10/21

 

 

 

 

 

Horse Racing (Amendment) Bill (NIA Bill   20/17-22)

13/04/21

26/04/21

28/01/22

 

 

 

 

 

The Financial Reporting (Departments and   Public Bodies) Bill (NIA Bill 21/17-22)

01/06/21

14/06/21

20/09/21

 

 

 

 

 

The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill   (NIA Bill 22/17-22)

01/06/21

14/06/21

15/11/21

 

 

 

 

 

Budget (No.2) Bill (NIA Bill 24/17-22)

07/06/21

08/06/21

/

/

14/06/21

21/06/21

22/06/21

 

Local Government (Meetings and Performance)   Bill (NIA Bill 26/17-22)

14/06/21

22/06/21

/

/

28/06/21

 

 

 

Charities Bill (NIA Bill 27/17-22)

21/06/21

29/06/21

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

22/03/21

Assembly   Members (Remuneration Board) Bill

(NIA   Bill 13/17-22)

14/12/20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The   Severe Fetal Impairment Abortion (Amendment) Bill

(NIA   Bill 15/17-22)

16/02/21

15/03/21

19/11/21

 

 

 

 

 

Climate   Change Bill (NIA Bill 19/17-22)

22/03/21

10/05/21

17/12/21

 

 

 

 

 

The   Integrated Education Bill (NIA Bill 23/17-22)

01/06/21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Defamation   Bill (NIA Bill 25/17-22)

07/06/21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/ Bills progressing by accelerated passage

PROXY VOTING NOTICES – TUESDAY 22 JUNE 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 22 June 2021:

Steve Aiken

Gerry Kelly

Andy Allen

Liz Kimmins

Martina Anderson

Naomi Long

Caoimhe Archibald

Trevor Lunn*

Kellie Armstrong

Gordon Lyons

Rosemary Barton

Séan Lynch

Roy Beggs

Chris Lyttle

John Blair

Nichola Mallon

Cathal Boylan

Declan McAleer

Maurice Bradley

Fra McCann

Paula Bradley

Daniel McCrossan

Sinead Bradley

Patsy McGlone

Nicola Brogan

Colin McGrath

Keith Buchanan

Philip McGuigan

Thomas Buchanan

Maolíosa McHugh

Jonathan Buckley

Michelle McIlveen

Pam Cameron

Sinead McLaughlin

Pat Catney

Justin McNulty

Alan Chambers

Gary Middleton

Stewart Dickson

Andrew Muir

Linda Dillon

Karen Mullan

Diane Dodds

Conor Murphy

Stephen Dunne

Mike Nesbitt

Jemma Dolan

Robin Newton

Mark Durkan

Carál Ní Chuilín

Alex Easton

Michelle O’Neill

Sinead Ennis

Edwin Poots

Órlaithí Flynn

George Robinson

Paul Frew

Emma Rogan

Colm Gildernew

Pat Sheehan

Paul Givan

Emma Sheerin

Deirdre Hargey

Christopher Stalford

Harry Harvey

John Stewart

David Hilditch

Mervyn Storey

Cara Hunter

Claire Sugden

William Irwin

Robin Swann

Declan Kearney

Peter Weir

Dolores Kelly

 

*Only for final stage of The Licensing and Registration of Clubs (Amendment) Bill NIA 10/17-22

 

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