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Minutes of Proceedings

Session: Session currently unavailable

Date: 29 September 2020

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

1. Prayers

Members observed two minutes' silence.

2. Executive Committee Business

2.1 Statement - COVID-19 Restrictions on the Hospitality Industry

The First Minister, the Rt Hon Arlene Foster, made a statement to the Assembly regarding COVID-19 Restrictions on the Hospitality Industry, following which she replied to questions.

The Deputy Speaker, Mr Beggs, took the Chair.

2.2 Motion: The Northern Ireland Screen Commission (Funding) Order (Northern Ireland) 2020

Proposed:

That the Northern Ireland Screen Commission (Funding) Order (Northern Ireland) 2020 be affirmed.

Minister for the Economy

Debate ensued.

The Question being put, the motion was carried.

2.3 Legislative Consent Motion: Fisheries Bill

Proposed:

That this Assembly endorses the principle of the extension to Northern Ireland of the Fisheries Bill, as introduced in the House of Lords on 29 January 2020, and consents to the Fisheries Bill being taken forward by the Westminster Parliament.

Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

Debate ensued.

The sitting was suspended at 12.59pm.

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

3. Question Time

3.1 Economy

Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister for the Economy, Mrs Diane Dodds.

3.2 Education

Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister of Education, Mr Peter Weir.

The Speaker took the Chair.

4. Executive Committee Business (cont'd)

4.1 Legislative Consent Motion: Fisheries Bill (cont'd)

Debate resumed.

The Question being put, the motion was carried.

The Deputy Speaker, Mr Beggs, took the Chair.

5. Committee Business

5.1 Motion: Amend Standing Order 110

Proposed:

Leave out Standing Order 110(1) and insert-

(1) Unless the Assembly previously resolves, Standing Orders 110-116 ('the temporary provisions') apply in the period from 31st March 2020 – 31st January 2021.

Chairperson, Committee on Procedures

Debate ensued

The Question being put, the motion was carried with cross-community support.

6. Adjournment

Proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

The Speaker

Mrs Dolores Kelly spoke to her topic regarding the School Estate in Upper Bann.

The Assembly adjourned at 5.40pm.

Mr Alex Maskey
The Speaker
29 September 2020

Northern Ireland Assembly

Papers Presented to the Assembly on 29 September 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

Impact Review of Special Educational Needs (Northern Ireland Audit Office)

Public Income and Expenditure Account for year ended 31 March 2020 (Department of Finance)

CJI Inspection of Police Custody Arrangements in Northern Ireland (Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland)

5. Assembly Reports

6. Statutory Rules

2020/205 The Motorways Traffic (Amendment No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 (Department for Infrastructure)

SR 2020/206 The Coolshinney Park, Magherafelt (Abandonment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2020 (Department for Infrastructure)

SR 2020/207 The Llewellyn Drive, Lisburn (Abandonment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2020 (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 29 September 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

28/08/20

Pension   Schemes Bill (NIA 7/17-22)

23/06/20

07/07/20

29/01/21

 

 

 

 

 

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

06/07/20

06/07/20

/

/

21/07/20

27/07/20

28/07/20

25/08/20

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 29 SEPTEMBER 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 29 September 2020:

Martina   Anderson

Gerry Kelly

Caoimhe Archibald

Liz Kimmins

Kellie   Armstrong

Naomi Long

Roy Beggs*

Gordon Lyons

Cathal Boylan

Séan Lynch

Sinéad   Bradley

Chris Lyttle

Paula Bradley

Nichola   Mallon

Paula   Bradshaw

Declan   McAleer

Jonathan   Buckley

Fra McCann

Pam Cameron

Daniel   McCrossan

Pat Catney

Patsy McGlone

Stewart   Dickson

Colin McGrath

Linda Dillon

Philip   McGuigan

Diane Dodds

Maolíosa   McHugh

Jemma Dolan

Sinead   McLaughlin

Gordon Dunne

Justin   McNulty

Mark Durkan

Andrew Muir

Sinéad Ennis

Karen Mullan

Arlene Foster

Conor Murphy

Órlaithí   Flynn

Robin Newton

Colm   Gildernew

Carál Ní   Chuilín

Paul Givan

Michelle   O’Neill

Deirdre   Hargey

Edwin Poots

Harry Harvey

George   Robinson

David   Hilditch

Emma Rogan

Cara Hunter

Pat Sheehan

William Irwin

Emma Sheerin

Declan   Kearney

Christopher   Stalford

Catherine   Kelly

Robin Swann

Dolores Kelly

Peter Weir

 

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