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Minutes of Proceedings

Session: Session currently unavailable

Date: 03 November 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 First Stage: Criminal Justice (Committal Reform) Bill (NIA Bill 11/17-22)

The Minister of Justice, Mrs Naomi Long, introduced a Bill to amend the law relating to committal for trial.

The Criminal Justice (Committal Reform) Bill (NIA Bill 11/17-22) passed First Stage and was ordered to be printed.

2.2 Statement: Housing Policy

The Minister for Communities, Ms Carál Ní Chuilín, made a statement regarding Housing Policy, following which she replied to questions.

2.3 Motion: The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (Coronavirus) (Amendment of Relevant Period for Meetings of Registered Societies and Credit Unions) Regulations (NI) 2020

Proposed:

That the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (Coronavirus) (Amendment of Relevant Period for Meetings of Registered Societies and Credit Unions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 be approved.

Minister for the Economy

Debate ensued.

The Question being put, the motion was carried.

The Deputy Speaker, Mr Beggs, took the Chair.

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

The Minister for Communities, Ms Carál Ní Chuilín, moved the Second Stage of the Licensing and Registration of Clubs (Amendment) Bill (NIA Bill 10/17-22).

Debate ensued.

The sitting was suspended at 12.54pm.

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

3. Question Time

3.1 Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

Questions were put to, and answered by, 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.

The Deputy Speaker, Mr Beggs, took the Chair.

 

4. Executive Committee Business (cont'd)

4.1 Second 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 Second Stage.

The Principal Deputy Speaker took the Chair.

4.2 Motion: The draft Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme Order 2020

Proposed:

That the draft Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme Order 2020 be approved.

Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

Debate ensued

The Question being put, the motion was carried.

 

5. Adjournment

Proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

The Speaker

The Assembly adjourned at 6.59pm.

 

Mr Alex Maskey
The Speaker
3 November 2020

 

Northern Ireland Assembly

Papers Presented to the Assembly on 3 November 2020

1. Acts of the Northern Ireland Assembly

2. Bills of the Northern Ireland Assembly

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

3. Orders in Council

4. Publications Laid in the Northern Ireland Assembly

2019-20 Annual Report and Accounts for Department of Health - Health and Social Care Pension Scheme (Department of Finance)

Northern Ireland Court Service Investment Account Annual Report for 2019-20 (Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunals Service)

5. Assembly Reports

6. Statutory Rules

For information only

SR 2020/236 The Insolvency (Amendment) (2016 Act) (Commencement No. 2 and Saving Provision) Order (Northern Ireland) 2020 (Department for the Economy)

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 3 November 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 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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

The   Licensing and Registration of Clubs (Amendment) Bill

(NIA   Bill 10/17-22)

19/10/20

03/11/20

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

03/11/20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 3 NOVEMBER 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 3 November 2020:

Steve Aiken

Dolores Kelly

Andy Allen

Gerry Kelly

Martina   Anderson

Liz Kimmins

Caoimhe Archibald

Naomi Long

Kellie   Armstrong

Gordon Lyons

Roy Beggs

Séan Lynch

John Blair

Chris Lyttle

Cathal Boylan

Nichola   Mallon

Sinéad   Bradley

Declan   McAleer

Paula Bradley

Fra McCann

Paula   Bradshaw

Daniel   McCrossan

Jonathan   Buckley

Patsy McGlone

Pam Cameron

Colin McGrath

Pat Catney

Philip   McGuigan

Alan Chambers

Maolíosa   McHugh

Linda Dillon

Sinead   McLaughlin

Diane Dodds

Justin   McNulty

Jemma Dolan

Andrew Muir

Gordon Dunne

Karen Mullan

Mark Durkan

Conor Murphy

Alex Easton

Robin Newton

Sinéad Ennis

Carál Ní   Chuilín

Arlene Foster

Michelle   O’Neill

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

Mervyn Storey

William Irwin

Robin Swann

Declan   Kearney

Peter Weir

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