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Minutes of Proceedings

Session: Session currently unavailable

Date: 17 January 2022

The Assembly met at noon, the Speaker in the Chair.

1. Prayers

Members observed two minutes' silence.

2. Speaker's Business

2.1 Single Use Carrier Bags Charge (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021

The Speaker informed Members that he had received correspondence from the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs advising that, for procedural reasons, he would not be in a position to move the motion on the Single Use Carrier Bags Charge (Amendment) Regulations 2021 that was scheduled for Tuesday 18 January 2022 and there would therefore be no debate on that item of business.

2.2 Social-distancing Arrangements

The Speaker informed Members that, in light of the health protection regulations that had come into force on 27 December, the Business Committee had agreed that seating arrangements in the Chamber would reflect a social distance of 2 metres for all items of business until further notice.

3. Matter of the Day

3.1 Ashling Murphy

Mrs Michelle O'Neill, under Standing Order 24, made a statement on Ashling Murphy. Other Members were also called to speak on the matter.

4. Members' Statements

Under Standing Order 24A, the following Members made a statement to the Assembly;

Ms Sinéad Ennis

Mr Keith Buchanan

Mr Pat Catney

Mr Stewart Dickson

Mr Gerry Carroll

Mr Jim Allister

Ms Nicola Brogan

Mr Trevor Clarke

Mr Matthew O'Toole

Mr Andrew Muir

Ms Emma Sheerin

The Principal Deputy Speaker took the Chair.

5. Public Petition

5.1 Declaration of Opposition to Vaccine Passports

Mr Paul Frew was granted leave, in accordance with Standing Order 22, to present a Public Petition on Declaration of Opposition to Vaccine Passports.

6. Assembly Business

6.1 Motion: Suspension of Standing Orders 10(2) to 10(4)

Proposed:

That Standing Orders 10(2) to 10(4) be suspended for 17 January 2022.

Mr John O'Dowd
Ms Joanne Bunting
Mrs Dolores Kelly
Mr Robbie Butler
Mr Andrew Muir
Ms Clare Bailey

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

7. Executive Committee Business

7.1 Further Consideration Stage: Financial Reporting (Departments and Public Bodies) Bill (NIA Bill 21/17-22)

The Minister of Finance, Mr Conor Murphy, moved the Further Consideration Stage of the Financial Reporting (Departments and Public Bodies) Bill (NIA Bill 21/17-22).

No amendments were tabled to the Bill.

The Financial Reporting (Departments and Public Bodies) Bill (NIA Bill 21/17-22) stood referred to the Speaker for consideration in accordance with section 10 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998.

7.2 Further Consideration Stage: Animal Welfare (Service Animals) Bill (NIA Bill 45/17-22)

The Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, Mr Edwin Poots, moved the Further Consideration Stage of the Animal Welfare (Service Animals) Bill (NIA Bill 45/17-22).

No amendments were tabled to the Bill.

The Animal Welfare (Service Animals) Bill (NIA Bill 45/17-22) stood referred to the Speaker for consideration in accordance with section 10 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998.

7.3 Consideration Stage: Charities Bill (NIA Bill 27/17-22)

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

Four amendments were tabled to the Bill and selected for debate.

Clauses

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

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

The question being put, it was agreed without division that Clause 1, as amended, stand part of the Bill.

After debate, Amendment 3 to Clause 2 was made without division.

After debate, Amendment 4 to Clause 2 was made without division.

The question being put, it was agreed without division that Clause 2, as amended, stand part of the Bill.

The question being put, it was agreed without division that Clause 3 stand part of the Bill.

The question being put, it was agreed without division that Clause 4 stand part of the Bill.

Long Title

The question being put, the Long Title was agreed without division.

The Charities Bill (NIA Bill 27/17-22) stood referred to the Speaker.

The Speaker took the Chair.

8. Question Time

8.1 Justice

Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister of Justice, Mrs Naomi Long.

8.2 Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, Mr Edwin Poots.

9. Private Members' Business

9.1 First Stage: Fair Employment (School Teachers) Bill (NIA Bill 51/17-22)

Mr Chris Lyttle introduced a Bill to remove the exception for school teachers from the Fair Employment and Treatment (Northern Ireland) Order 1998; and for connected purposes.

The Fair Employment (School Teachers) Bill (NIA Bill 51/17-22) passed First Stage and was ordered to be printed.

9.2 Consideration Stage: Integrated Education Bill (NIA Bill 23/17-22)

Ms Kellie Armstrong moved the Consideration Stage of the Integrated Education Bill (NIA Bill 23/17-22).

Seventy-one amendments were tabled to the Bill and selected for debate. Also tabled, was Mr Jim Allister's intention to oppose the question that Clauses 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10 and 12 stand part, and the Minister's intention to oppose the question that Clauses 4, 5, 7 and 9 stand part.

Clauses

Amendment 1 to Clause 1 was not moved.

The Deputy Speaker, Mr Beggs, took the Chair.

The Deputy Speaker, Mr McGlone, took the Chair.

After debate, Amendment 2 to Clause 1 was negatived on division (Division 1).

The sitting was suspended at 7.05pm.

The sitting resumed at 7.28pm, the Deputy Speaker, Mr McGlone, in the Chair.

After debate, Amendment 3 to Clause 1 was not moved.

After debate, Amendment 4 to Clause 1 was not moved.

After debate, Amendment 6, as an amendment to Amendment 5, was made on division (Division 2).

After debate, Amendment 5, as amended, to Clause 1 was made on division (Division 3).

The Speaker took the Chair.

As Amendment 5 was made, Amendment 7 was not called.

After debate, Amendment 8 to Clause 1 was negatived on division (Division 4).

The question being put, it was agreed on division that Clause 1, as amended, stand part of the Bill (Division 5).

After debate, Amendment 9 to Clause 2 was made on division (Division 6).

The question being put, it was agreed on division that Clause 2, as amended, stand part of the Bill (Division 7).

Consideration Stage of the Integrated Education Bill was suspended until Tuesday 18 January 2022.

10. Adjournment

Proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

The Speaker

The Assembly adjourned at 9.09pm.

Mr Alex Maskey
The Speaker
17 January 2022

Northern Ireland Assembly

17 January 2022 - Division 1

Consideration Stage: Integrated Education Bill (NIA Bill 23/17-22) – Amendment 2

Proposed:

Clause 1, Page 1, Line 4

Leave out from 'of—' to end of line 10 and insert -

'of those of different cultures and religious beliefs, including—

(a) reasonable numbers of both Protestant and Roman Catholic pupils;

(b) those of other religious beliefs; and

(c) those of no religious belief.'

Minister of Education

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 37
Noes: 48

AYES

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 Chambers, Mr Clarke, Mrs Dodds, Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Mrs Erskine, 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 Stalford, Mr Stewart, Mr Storey, Mr Weir, Mr Wells.

Tellers for the Ayes: Mr Harvey, Mr Stalford.

NOES

Dr Archibald, Ms Armstrong, Ms Bailey, Mr Blair, Mr Boylan, Ms S Bradley, Ms Bradshaw, Ms Brogan, Mr Carroll, Mr Delargy, Mr Dickson, Ms Dillon, Ms Dolan, Mr Durkan, Ms Ennis, Ms Ferguson, Ms Flynn, Mr Gildernew, Ms Hargey, Ms Hunter, Mr Kearney, Mrs D Kelly, Mr G Kelly, Ms Kimmins, Mrs Long, Mr Lunn, Mr Lyttle, Mr McAleer, Mr McCrossan, Mr McGrath, Mr McGuigan, Mr McHugh, Ms McLaughlin, Mr McNulty, Ms Mallon, Mr Muir, Ms Á Murphy, Mr C Murphy, Ms Ní Chuilín, Mr O'Dowd, Mrs O'Neill, Mr O'Toole, Miss Reilly, Ms Rogan, Mr Sheehan, Ms Sheerin, Ms Sugden, Miss Woods.

Tellers for the Noes: Ms Bradshaw, Mr Lyttle.

The amendment was negatived.

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

Ms Armstrong voted for Mr Blair, Ms Bradshaw [Teller, Noes], Mr Dickson, Mrs Long, Mr Lunn, Mr Lyttle [Teller, Noes] and Mr Muir.

Ms Bailey voted for Miss Woods.

Ms Bunting voted for Mr M Bradley, Ms P Bradley, Mr K Buchanan, Mr T Buchanan, Mr Buckley, Mrs Cameron, Mr Clarke, Mrs Dodds, Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Mrs Erskine, Mr Frew, Mr Givan, Mr Harvey [Teller, Ayes], Mr Hilditch, Mr Humphrey, Mr Irwin, Mr Lyons, Miss McIlveen, Mr Middleton, Mr Newton, Mr Poots, Mr Robinson, Mr Stalford [Teller, Ayes], Mr Storey, Mr Weir and Mr Wells.

Mr Butler voted for Mr Aiken, Mrs Barton, Mr Beattie, Mr Chambers and Mr Nesbitt.

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

Mr O'Dowd voted for Dr Archibald, Mr Boylan, Ms Brogan, Mr Delargy, Ms Dillon, Ms Dolan, Ms Ennis, Ms Ferguson, Ms Flynn, Mr Gildernew, Ms Hargey, Mr Kearney, Mr Kelly, Ms Kimmins, Mr McAleer, Mr McGuigan, Mr McHugh, Ms A Murphy, Mr C Murphy, Ms Ní Chuilín, Mrs O'Neill, Ms Reilly, Ms Rogan, Mr Sheehan and Ms Sheerin.

Northern Ireland Assembly

17 January 2022 - Division 2

Consideration Stage: Integrated Education Bill (NIA Bill 23/17-22) – Amendment 6

Proposed:

As an Amendment to Amendment 5

Leave out 'improves' and insert 'advances'

Mr Daniel McCrossan

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 49
Noes: 37

AYES

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

Tellers for the Ayes: Ms Brogan, Mr McCrossan.

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 Chambers, Mr Clarke, Mrs Dodds, Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Mrs Erskine, 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 Stalford, Mr Stewart, Mr Storey, Mr Weir, Mr Wells.

Tellers for the Noes: Mrs Dodds, Mr Newton.

The amendment was made.

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

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

Ms Bailey voted for Miss Woods.

Ms Bunting voted for Mr M Bradley, Ms P Bradley, Mr K Buchanan, Mr T Buchanan, Mr Buckley, Mrs Cameron, Mr Clarke, Mrs Dodds [Teller, Noes], Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Mrs Erskine, Mr Frew, Mr Givan, Mr Harvey, Mr Hilditch, Mr Humphrey, Mr Irwin, Mr Lyons, Miss McIlveen, Mr Middleton, Mr Newton [Teller, Noes], Mr Poots, Mr Robinson, Mr Stalford, Mr Storey, Mr Weir and Mr Wells.

Mr Butler voted for Mr Aiken, Mrs Barton, Mr Beattie, Mr Chambers and Mr Nesbitt.

Mrs D Kelly voted for Mrs S Bradley, Mr Durkan, Ms Hunter, Ms Mallon, Mr McCrossan [Teller, Ayes], Mr McGrath, Ms McLaughlin, Mr McNulty and Mr O'Toole.

Mr O'Dowd voted for Dr Archibald, Mr Boylan, Ms Brogan [Teller, Ayes], Mr Delargy, Ms Dillon, Ms Dolan, Ms Ennis, Ms Ferguson, Ms Flynn, Mr Gildernew, Ms Hargey, Mr Kearney, Mr Kelly, Ms Kimmins, Mr McAleer, Mr McGuigan, Mr McHugh, Ms A Murphy, Mr C Murphy, Ms Ní Chuilín, Mrs O'Neill, Ms Reilly, Ms Rogan, Mr Sheehan and Ms Sheerin.

Northern Ireland Assembly

17 January 2022 - Division 3

Consideration Stage: Integrated Education Bill (NIA Bill 23/17-22) – Amendment 5 (as amended)

Proposed:

Clause 1, Page 1, leave out subsection (2) and insert —

"(2) An 'integrated school' is a school which —

(a) intentionally supports, protects and advances an ethos of diversity, respect and understanding between those of different cultures and religious beliefs and of none, between those of different socio-economic backgrounds and between those of different abilities, and

(b) has acquired —

(i) grant-maintained integrated status, or

(ii) controlled integrated status under the Education Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 1989."

Ms Kellie Armstrong

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 49
Noes: 37

AYES

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

Tellers for the Ayes: Ms Bradshaw, Mr Dickson.

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 Chambers, Mr Clarke, Mrs Dodds, Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Mrs Erskine, 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 Stalford, Mr Stewart, Mr Storey, Mr Weir, Mr Wells.

Tellers for the Noes: Mr Harvey, Mr Newton.

The amendment, as amended, was made.

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

Ms Armstrong voted for Mr Blair, Ms Bradshaw [Teller, Ayes], Mr Dickson [Teller, Ayes], Mrs Long, Mr Lunn, Mr Lyttle and Mr Muir.

Ms Bailey voted for Miss Woods.

Ms Bunting voted for Mr M Bradley, Ms P Bradley, Mr K Buchanan, Mr T Buchanan, Mr Buckley, Mrs Cameron, Mr Clarke, Mrs Dodds, Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Mrs Erskine, Mr Frew, Mr Givan, Mr Harvey [Teller, Noes], Mr Hilditch, Mr Humphrey, Mr Irwin, Mr Lyons, Miss McIlveen, Mr Middleton, Mr Newton [Teller, Noes], Mr Poots, Mr Robinson, Mr Stalford, Mr Storey, Mr Weir and Mr Wells.

Mr Butler voted for Mr Aiken, Mrs Barton, Mr Beattie, Mr Chambers and Mr Nesbitt.

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

Mr O'Dowd voted for Dr Archibald, Mr Boylan, Ms Brogan [Teller, Ayes], Mr Delargy, Ms Dillon, Ms Dolan, Ms Ennis, Ms Ferguson, Ms Flynn, Mr Gildernew, Ms Hargey, Mr Kearney, Mr Kelly, Ms Kimmins, Mr McAleer, Mr McGuigan, Mr McHugh, Ms A Murphy, Mr C Murphy, Ms Ní Chuilín, Mrs O'Neill, Ms Reilly, Ms Rogan, Mr Sheehan and Ms Sheerin.

Northern Ireland Assembly

17 January 2022 - Division 4

Consideration Stage: Integrated Education Bill (NIA Bill 23/17-22) – Amendment 8

Proposed:

Clause 1, Page 1, Line 17

Leave out paragraphs (b) to (e)

Minister of Education

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 37
Noes: 49

AYES

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 Chambers, Mr Clarke, Mrs Dodds, Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Mrs Erskine, 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 Stalford, Mr Stewart, Mr Storey, Mr Weir, Mr Wells.

Tellers for the Ayes: Mrs Dodds, Mr Harvey.

NOES

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

Tellers for the Noes: Ms Bradshaw, Mr Dickson.

The amendment was negatived.

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

Ms Armstrong voted for Mr Blair, Ms Bradshaw [Teller, Noes], Mr Dickson [Teller, Noes], Mrs Long, Mr Lunn, Mr Lyttle and Mr Muir.

Ms Bailey voted for Miss Woods.

Ms Bunting voted for Mr M Bradley, Ms P Bradley, Mr K Buchanan, Mr T Buchanan, Mr Buckley, Mrs Cameron, Mr Clarke, Mrs Dodds [Teller, Ayes], Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Mrs Erskine, Mr Frew, Mr Givan, Mr Harvey [Teller, Ayes], Mr Hilditch, Mr Humphrey, Mr Irwin, Mr Lyons, Miss McIlveen, Mr Middleton, Mr Newton, Mr Poots, Mr Robinson, Mr Stalford, Mr Storey, Mr Weir and Mr Wells.

Mr Butler voted for Mr Aiken, Mrs Barton, Mr Beattie, Mr Chambers and Mr Nesbitt.

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

Mr O'Dowd voted for Dr Archibald, Mr Boylan, Ms Brogan, Mr Delargy, Ms Dillon, Ms Dolan, Ms Ennis, Ms Ferguson, Ms Flynn, Mr Gildernew, Ms Hargey, Mr Kearney, Mr Kelly, Ms Kimmins, Mr McAleer, Mr McGuigan, Mr McHugh, Ms A Murphy, Mr C Murphy, Ms Ní Chuilín, Mrs O'Neill, Ms Reilly, Ms Rogan, Mr Sheehan and Ms Sheerin.

Northern Ireland Assembly

17 January 2022 - Division 5

Consideration Stage: Integrated Education Bill (NIA Bill 23/17-22) – Clause 1 (as amended)

Ms Kellie Armstrong

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 49
Noes: 37

AYES

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

Tellers for the Ayes: Mr Catney, Mr McCrossan.

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 Chambers, Mr Clarke, Mrs Dodds, Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Mrs Erskine, 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 Stalford, Mr Stewart, Mr Storey, Mr Weir, Mr Wells.

Tellers for the Noes: Mr Harvey, Mr Newton.

The Clause, as amended, was agreed.

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

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

Ms Bailey voted for Miss Woods.

Ms Bunting voted for Mr M Bradley, Ms P Bradley, Mr K Buchanan, Mr T Buchanan, Mr Buckley, Mrs Cameron, Mr Clarke, Mrs Dodds, Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Mrs Erskine, Mr Frew, Mr Givan, Mr Harvey [Teller, Noes], Mr Hilditch, Mr Humphrey, Mr Irwin, Mr Lyons, Miss McIlveen, Mr Middleton, Mr Newton [Teller, Noes], Mr Poots, Mr Robinson, Mr Stalford, Mr Storey, Mr Weir and Mr Wells.

Mr Butler voted for Mr Aiken, Mrs Barton, Mr Beattie, Mr Chambers and Mr Nesbitt.

Mrs D Kelly voted for Mrs S Bradley, Mr Durkan, Ms Hunter, Ms Mallon, Mr McCrossan [Teller, Ayes], Mr McGrath, Ms McLaughlin, Mr McNulty and Mr O'Toole.

Mr O'Dowd voted for Dr Archibald, Mr Boylan, Ms Brogan, Mr Delargy, Ms Dillon, Ms Dolan, Ms Ennis, Ms Ferguson, Ms Flynn, Mr Gildernew, Ms Hargey, Mr Kearney, Mr Kelly, Ms Kimmins, Mr McAleer, Mr McGuigan, Mr McHugh, Ms A Murphy, Mr C Murphy, Ms Ní Chuilín, Mrs O'Neill, Ms Reilly, Ms Rogan, Mr Sheehan and Ms Sheerin.

Northern Ireland Assembly

17 January 2022 - Division 6

Consideration Stage: Integrated Education Bill (NIA Bill 23/17-22) – Amendment 9

Proposed:

Clause 2, Page 2, Line 4

Leave out paragraph (b) and insert -

'(b) to promote awareness and appreciation of human rights'

Mr Daniel McCrossan

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 49
Noes: 37

AYES

Dr Archibald, Ms Armstrong, Ms Bailey, Mr Blair, Mr Boylan, Ms S Bradley, Ms Bradshaw, Ms Brogan, Mr Carroll, Mr Catney, Mr Delargy, Mr Dickson, Ms Dillon, Ms Dolan, Mr Durkan, Ms Ennis, Ms Ferguson, Ms Flynn, Mr Gildernew, Ms Hargey, Ms Hunter, Mr Kearney, Mrs D Kelly, Mr G Kelly, Ms Kimmins, Mrs Long, Mr Lunn, Mr Lyttle, Mr McAleer, Mr McCrossan, Mr McGrath, Mr McGuigan, Mr McHugh, Ms McLaughlin, Mr McNulty, Ms Mallon, Mr Muir, Ms Á Murphy, Mr C Murphy, Ms Ní Chuilín, Mr O'Dowd, Mrs O'Neill, Mr O'Toole, Miss Reilly, Ms Rogan, Mr Sheehan, Ms Sheerin, Ms Sugden, Miss Woods

Tellers for the Ayes: Mr Catney, Mr McCrossan.

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 Chambers, Mr Clarke, Mrs Dodds, Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Mrs Erskine, 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 Stalford, Mr Stewart, Mr Storey, Mr Weir, Mr Wells.

Tellers for the Noes: Mrs Dodds, Mr Harvey.

The amendment was made.

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

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

Ms Bailey voted for Miss Woods.

Ms Bunting voted for Mr M Bradley, Ms P Bradley, Mr K Buchanan, Mr T Buchanan, Mr Buckley, Mrs Cameron, Mr Clarke, Mrs Dodds [Teller, Noes], Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Mrs Erskine, Mr Frew, Mr Givan, Mr Harvey [Teller, Noes], Mr Hilditch, Mr Humphrey, Mr Irwin, Mr Lyons, Miss McIlveen, Mr Middleton, Mr Newton, Mr Poots, Mr Robinson, Mr Stalford, Mr Storey, Mr Weir and Mr Wells.

Mr Butler voted for Mr Aiken, Mrs Barton, Mr Beattie, Mr Chambers and Mr Nesbitt.

Mrs D Kelly voted for Mrs S Bradley, Mr Durkan, Ms Hunter, Ms Mallon, Mr McCrossan [Teller, Ayes], Mr McGrath, Ms McLaughlin, Mr McNulty and Mr O'Toole.

Mr O'Dowd voted for Dr Archibald, Mr Boylan, Ms Brogan, Mr Delargy, Ms Dillon, Ms Dolan, Ms Ennis, Ms Ferguson, Ms Flynn, Mr Gildernew, Ms Hargey, Mr Kearney, Mr Kelly, Ms Kimmins, Mr McAleer, Mr McGuigan, Mr McHugh, Ms A Murphy, Mr C Murphy, Ms Ní Chuilín, Mrs O'Neill, Ms Reilly, Ms Rogan, Mr Sheehan and Ms Sheerin.

Northern Ireland Assembly

17 January 2022 - Division 7

Consideration Stage: Integrated Education Bill (NIA Bill 23/17-22) – Clause 2 (as amended)

Ms Kellie Armstrong

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 49
Noes: 37

AYES

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

Tellers for the Ayes: Mr Blair, Mr Dickson.

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 Chambers, Mr Clarke, Mrs Dodds, Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Mrs Erskine, 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 Stalford, Mr Stewart, Mr Storey, Mr Weir, Mr Wells.

Tellers for the Noes: Mr Harvey, Mr Newton.

The Clause, as amended, was agreed.

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

Ms Armstrong voted for Mr Blair [Teller, Ayes], Ms Bradshaw, Mr Dickson [Teller, Ayes], Mrs Long, Mr Lunn, Mr Lyttle and Mr Muir.

Ms Bailey voted for Miss Woods.

Ms Bunting voted for Mr M Bradley, Ms P Bradley, Mr K Buchanan, Mr T Buchanan, Mr Buckley, Mrs Cameron, Mr Clarke, Mrs Dodds, Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Mrs Erskine, Mr Frew, Mr Givan, Mr Harvey [Teller, Noes], Mr Hilditch, Mr Humphrey, Mr Irwin, Mr Lyons, Miss McIlveen, Mr Middleton, Mr Newton [Teller, Noes], Mr Poots, Mr Robinson, Mr Stalford, Mr Storey, Mr Weir and Mr Wells.

Mr Butler voted for Mr Aiken, Mrs Barton, Mr Beattie, Mr Chambers and Mr Nesbitt.

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

Mr O'Dowd voted for Dr Archibald, Mr Boylan, Ms Brogan, Mr Delargy, Ms Dillon, Ms Dolan, Ms Ennis, Ms Ferguson, Ms Flynn, Mr Gildernew, Ms Hargey, Mr Kearney, Mr Kelly, Ms Kimmins, Mr McAleer, Mr McGuigan, Mr McHugh, Ms A Murphy, Mr C Murphy, Ms Ní Chuilín, Mrs O'Neill, Ms Reilly, Ms Rogan, Mr Sheehan and Ms Sheerin.

Northern Ireland Assembly

Papers Presented to the Assembly on 11 January 2022 to 17 January 2022.

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

Maze Long Kesh Development Corporation Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2021 (The Executive Office)

5. Assembly Reports

Report on the Autism (Amendment) Bill (NIA 131/17-22) (Committee for Health)

Report on Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Pension Schemes (Conversion Guaranteed Minimum Pensions) Bill (NIA 151/17-22) (Committee for Communities)

Report on the Private Tenancies Bill (NIA 157/17-22) (Committee for Communities)

Report of the Examiner of Statutory Rules to the Assembly and the Appropriate Committees Eighth Report of Session 2021 – 2022 (NIA 160/17-22) (Examiner of Statutory Rules)

6. Statutory Rules

SR 2022/000 Draft SR - The Coronavirus Act 2020 (Extension of Powers to Act for the Protection of Public Health) Order (Northern Ireland) 2022 (Department of Health) (Re-laid)

SR 2022/04 The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (Coronavirus) (Early Termination of Part 2 of Schedule 8) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2022 (Department for the Economy)

SR 2022/05 The Financial Assistance (Coronavirus: Hospitality) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2022 (Department of Finance)

SR 2022/06 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021 (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2022 (Department of Health)

SR 2022/08 The Crankill Road Central Reservation, Ballymena (Stopping-Up) Order (Northern Ireland) 2022 (Department for Infrastructure)

For information only

Correction slip for SR 2021/349 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021 (Amendment No. 21) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021 (Department of Health)

Further correction slip for SR 2021/349 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021 (Amendment No. 21) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021 (Department of Health)

SR 2022/07 The Parking Places on Roads and Waiting Restrictions (Magherafelt) (Amendment) Order 2022 (Department for Infrastructure)

7. Written Ministerial Statements

Energy Payment Support Scheme (Minister for Communities)

Funding for Energy Payment Support Scheme and NIW and DFI Roads Energy Costs (Minister of Finance)

8. Consultation Documents

Consultation draft of the Joint Fisheries Statement (Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs)

9. Departmental Publications

The Coronavirus Act 2020 Temporary Modification of Education Duties (No.38) Notice (Northern Ireland) 2021 (Department of Education)

10. Agency Publications

11. Westminster Publications

12. Miscellaneous Publications

PROXY VOTING NOTICES – MONDAY 17 JANUARY 2022

The following Members notified the Speaker, under Standing Order 112, that they wished to avail of proxy voting arrangements for the sitting on Monday 17 January 2022:

Steve Aiken

William Irwin

Caoimhe   Archibald

Declan   Kearney

Rosemary   Barton

Gerry Kelly

Doug Beattie

Liz Kimmins

Roy Beggs

Naomi Long

John Blair

Trevor Lunn*

Cathal Boylan

Gordon Lyons

Maurice   Bradley

Chris Lyttle

Paula Bradley

Nichola   Mallon

Sinéad   Bradley

Declan   McAleer

Paula   Bradshaw

Daniel   McCrossan

Nicola Brogan

Colin McGrath

Keith   Buchanan

Philip   McGuigan

Thomas   Buchanan

Maolíosa   McHugh

Jonathan   Buckley

Michelle   McIlveen

Pam Cameron

Sinead   McLaughlin

Alan Chambers

Justin   McNulty

Trevor Clarke

Gary Middleton

Pádraig   Delargy

Andrew Muir

Stewart   Dickson

Áine Murphy

Linda Dillon

Conor Murphy

Jemma Dolan

Mike Nesbitt

Diane Dodds

Robin Newton

Stephen Dunne

Carál Ní   Chuilín

Mark Durkan

Michelle   O’Neill

Alex Easton

Matthew   O’Toole

Sinead Ennis

Edwin Poots

Deborah   Erskine

Aisling   Reilly

Ciara   Ferguson

George   Robinson

Órlaithí   Flynn

Emma Rogan

Paul Frew

Pat Sheehan

Colm   Gildernew

Emma Sheerin

Paul Givan

Christopher   Stalford

Deirdre   Hargey

Mervyn Storey

Harry Harvey

Robin Swann

David   Hilditch

Peter Weir

William   Humphrey

Jim Wells

Cara Hunter

Rachel Woods

*Trevor Lunn stipulated that he wished to avail of proxy voting arrangements for the Consideration Stage: Integrated Education Bill (NIA Bill 23/17–22) on 17 January 2022.

 

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