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Minutes of Proceedings

Session: Session currently unavailable

Date: 08 September 2020

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

1. Prayers

Members observed two minutes' silence.

2. Private Members' Business

2.1 Motion: Local Economy and Post-Brexit Preparedness

Proposed:

That this Assembly notes with concern recent comments from the Northern Ireland Business Brexit Working Group regarding the lack of technical and operational details available to local businesses concerning the changes that will come into force post-Brexit; recognises the very complex and unique characteristics of the local economy; is concerned by the precariousness of many of our small and medium enterprises at this time; and calls on the Minister for the Economy to establish urgently educational and training opportunities to enhance the capacity of local businesses to prepare for post-transition trading arrangements.

Dr Caoimhe Archibald
Mr Declan McAleer
Ms Martina Anderson
Ms Liz Kimmins

Amendment

Proposed:

At end insert:

'and, along with her Executive colleagues, to bring forward urgently details of legislation this Assembly will be required to pass before the end of the transition period, in order to give businesses certainty.'

Mr Matthew O'Toole
Mr Colin McGrath
Mr Mark Durkan
Ms Cara Hunter

Debate ensued

The Question being put, the Amendment was made.

The Question being put, the motion, as amended, was carried without division.

The Deputy Speaker, Mr Beggs, took the chair.

2.2 Motion: Public Inquiry into Muckamore Abbey Hospital

Proposed:

That this Assembly calls on the Minister of Health to establish a public inquiry, under the terms of the Inquiries Act 2005, into Muckamore Abbey Hospital in support of the families of residents who have campaigned for justice; and, in the interim, further calls on the Minister of Health to progress urgently the recommendations of the recent review of leadership and governance at Muckamore Abbey Hospital.

Ms Paula Bradshaw
Mr John Blair

Amendment

Proposed:

Insert after 'Urgently':

'a bespoke plan to stabilise and support the current delivery of services, as well as implementing'

Mr Colm Gildernew
Mr Pat Sheehan
Ms Órlaithi Flynn

Debate ensued

The sitting was suspended at 12.58pm.

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

3.3 Assembly Commission

Questions were put to, and answered by, Members of the Assembly Commission.

The Deputy Speaker, Mr Beggs, took the Chair.

4. Private Members' Business (cont'd)

4.1 Motion: Public Inquiry into Muckamore Abbey Hospital (cont'd)

Debate resumed.

The Question being put, the Amendment was made.

The Question being put, the motion, as amended, was carried without division.

The Deputy Speaker, Mr McGlone, took the Chair.

5. Adjournment

Proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

The Speaker

Ms Emma Rogan spoke to her topic regarding Recurring Flooding in the Newcastle Area.

The Assembly adjourned at 5.22pm.

Mr Alex Maskey
The Speaker
8 September 2020

 

Northern Ireland Assembly

Papers Presented to the Assembly on 8 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

NILGOSC Annual Report and Accounts 2019/20 (Department for Communities)

5. Assembly Reports

6. Statutory Rules

SR 2020/192 The Private Tenancies (Coronavirus Modifications) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 (Department for Communities)

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 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 8 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 8 September 2020:

Martina   Anderson

Naomi Long

Caoimhe Archibald

Gordon Lyons

Kellie   Armstrong

Séan Lynch

Cathal Boylan

Chris Lyttle

Sinéad   Bradley

Nichola   Mallon

Paula Bradley

Declan   McAleer

Pam Cameron

Fra McCann

Pat Catney

Daniel   McCrossan

Stewart   Dickson

Patsy McGlone

Linda Dillon

Colin McGrath

Diane Dodds

Philip   McGuigan

Jemma Dolan

Maolíosa   McHugh

Gordon Dunne

Sinead   McLaughlin

Mark Durkan

Justin   McNulty

Sinéad Ennis

Andrew Muir

Arlene Foster

Karen Mullan

Órlaithí   Flynn

Conor Murphy

Colm   Gildernew

Robin Newton

Paul Givan

Carál Ní   Chuilín

Deirdre   Hargey

Michelle   O’Neill

Harry Harvey

Edwin Poots

David   Hilditch

George   Robinson

Cara Hunter

Emma Rogan

William Irwin

Pat Sheehan

Declan   Kearney

Emma Sheerin

Catherine   Kelly

Christopher   Stalford

Dolores Kelly

Robin Swann

Gerry Kelly

Peter Weir

Liz Kimmins

 

 

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