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Minutes of Proceedings

Session: Session currently unavailable

Date: 28 February 2022

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

1. Prayers

Members observed two minutes' silence.


2. Matter of the Day

2.1 Russian Invasion of Ukraine

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

3. Public Petition

3.1 Save Stonebridge, Conlig

Mr Andrew Muir was granted leave, in accordance with Standing Order 22, to present a Public Petition to Save Stonebridge, Conlig.

4. Assembly Business

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

That Standing Orders 10(2) to 10(4) be suspended for 28 February 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.

The Deputy Speaker, Mr Beggs, took the Chair.

 

5. Ministerial Statement

5.1 The High Street Scheme

The Minister for the Economy, Mr Gordon Lyons, made a statement regarding the High Street Scheme, following which he replied to questions.

5.2 Development of an Action Plan to Protect and Restore Blue Carbon Habitats

The Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, Mr Edwin Poots, made a statement regarding the Development of an Action Plan to Protect and Restore Blue Carbon Habitats, following which he replied to questions.

The sitting was suspended at 1.53 pm, and resumed 2.00pm, the Deputy Speaker, Mr McGlone, in the chair.

6. Question Time

6.1 Infrastructure

Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister for Infrastructure, Ms Nichola Mallon.

The Speaker took the Chair.

6.2 Justice

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

7. Executive Committee Business

7.1 Consideration Stage: Budget Bill (NIA Bill 55/17-22)

The Minister of Finance, Mr Conor Murphy, moved the Consideration Stage of the Budget Bill (NIA Bill 55/17-22).

No amendments were selected for debate.

Clauses

The question being put, it was agreed without division that Clauses 1 to 8 stand part of the Bill.

Schedules

The question being put, it was agreed without division that Schedules 1 to 4 stand part of the Bill.

Long Title

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

The Budget Bill (NIA Bill 55/17-22) stood referred to the Speaker.

 

7.2 Final Stage: School Age Bill (NIA Bill 52/17-22)

The Minister of Education, Miss Michelle McIlveen, moved the Final Stage of the School Age Bill (NIA Bill 52/17-22).

Debate ensued.

The School Age Bill (NIA Bill 52/17-22) passed final stage.

7.3 Consideration Stage: General Teaching Council (Directions) Bill (NIA Bill 54/17-22)

The Minister of Education, Miss Michelle McIlveen, moved the Consideration Stage of the General Teaching Council (Directions) Bill (NIA Bill 54/17-22).

No amendments were tabled to the Bill.

Clauses

The question being put, it was agreed without division that Clauses 1 and 2 stand part of the Bill.

Long Title

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

The General Teaching Council (Directions) Bill (NIA Bill 54/17-22) stood referred to the Speaker.

7.4 Further Consideration Stage: Betting, Gaming, Lotteries and Amusements (Amendment) Bill (NIA Bill 36/17-22)

The Minister for Communities, Ms Deirdre Hargey, moved the Further Consideration Stage of the Betting, Gaming, Lotteries and Amusements (Amendment) Bill (NIA Bill 36/17-22).

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

After debate, Amendment 1 to Clause 7 was made without division.

After debate, Amendment 2 to Clause 15 was made without division.

The Betting, Gaming, Lotteries and Amusements (Amendment) Bill (NIA Bill 36/17-22) stood referred to the Speaker.

7.5 Further Consideration Stage: Climate Change (No. 2) Bill (NIA Bill 28/17-22)

The Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, Mr Edwin Poots, moved the Further Consideration Stage of the Climate Change (No. 2) Bill (NIA Bill 28/17-22).

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

The Deputy Speaker, Mr Beggs, took the Chair.

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

As amendment 1 was made, Amendment 2 was not called.

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

After debate, Amendment 4 was not moved.

After debate, Amendment 5 inserting new clause 'Duty to consider whether to revise targets' was made on division and it was agreed that the new clause stand part of the Bill (Division 2).

After debate, Amendment 6 to Clause 6 was made on division (Division 3).

The Speaker took the Chair.

After debate, Amendment 7 to Clause 6 was made without division.

After debate, Amendment 8 to Clause 6 was made without division.

After debate, Amendment 9 to Clause 7 was made on division (Division 4).

After debate, Amendment 10 to Clause 7 was made without division.

After debate, Amendment 11 to Clause 7 was negatived on division (Division 5).

The sitting was suspended at 7.24pm.
The sitting resumed at 8.02pm, with the Speaker in the Chair.

After debate, Amendment 13, as an amendment to Amendment 12, was negatived on division (Division 6).

After debate, Amendment 12 to Clause 7 was made without division.

After debate, Amendment 14 to Clause 8 was negatived on division (Division 7).

After debate, Amendment 15 to Clause 8 was made without division.

As amendment 15 was made, Amendment 16 was not called.

After debate, Amendment 17 inserting new clause 'Meaning of "Northern Ireland emissions": agriculture' was negatived on division (Division 8).

After debate, Amendment 18 to Clause 10 was made without division.

As amendment 17 was not made, Amendment 19 was not called.

The Deputy Speaker, Mr Beggs, took the Chair.

After debate, Amendment 20 to Clause 12 was negatived without division.

After debate, Amendment 21 to Clause 18 was negatived without division.

After debate, Amendment 22 to Clause 22 was made on division (Division 9).

After debate, Amendment 23 to Clause 22 was made on division (Division 10).

As amendment 23 was made, Amendment 24 was not called.

After debate, Amendment 25 to Clause 22 was made without division.

After debate, Amendment 26 to Clause 22 was made without division.

After debate, Amendment 27 to Clause 25 was made without division.

After debate, Amendment 28 to Clause 25 was made without division.

After debate, Amendment 29 to Clause 25 was made without division.

After debate, Amendment 30 to Clause 25 was made without division.

After debate, Amendment 31 to Clause 25 was made without division.

After debate, Amendment 32 to Clause 25 was made without division.

After debate, Amendment 33 to Clause 25 was made without division.

After debate, Amendment 34 to Clause 25 was made without division.

After debate, Amendment 35 to Clause 25 was made without division.

After debate, Amendment 36 to Clause 25 was made without division.

After debate, Amendment 37 to Clause 28 was made without division.

After debate, Amendment 38 to Clause 28 was made without division.

After debate, Amendment 39 to Clause 28 was made without division.

Further Consideration Stage of the Climate Change (No. 2) Bill was suspended until Tuesday 1 March 2022.

8. Adjournment

Proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

The Speaker

The Assembly adjourned at 10.04pm.

Mr Alex Maskey
The Speaker
28 February 2022

 

Northern Ireland Assembly

28 February 2022 - Division 1

Further Consideration Stage: Climate Change (No. 2) Bill (NIA Bill 28/17-22) – Amendment 3

Proposed:

Clause 3, Page 2, Line 3
'Leave out 'at least 69% lower than the baseline' and insert 'in line with the overall target for the year 2050'

Mr Philip McGuigan
Mr Declan McAleer
Dr Caoimhe Archibald

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 47
Noes: 40

AYES

Dr Aiken, Mr Allen, Dr Archibald, Ms Armstrong, Ms Bailey, Mrs Barton, Mr Beattie, Mr Blair, Mr Boylan, Ms Bradshaw, Ms Brogan, Mr Butler, Mr Carroll, Mr Chambers, Mr Delargy, Mr Dickson, Ms Dillon, Ms Dolan, Ms Ennis, Ms Ferguson, Ms Flynn, Mr Gildernew, Ms Hargey, Mr Kearney, Mr G Kelly, Ms Kimmins, Mrs Long, Mr Lunn, Mr Lyttle, Mr McAleer, Mr McGuigan, Mr McHugh, Mr Muir, Ms Á Murphy, Mr C Murphy, Mr Nesbitt, Ms Ní Chuilín, Mr O'Dowd, Mrs O'Neill, Miss Reilly, Ms Rogan, Mr Sheehan, Ms Sheerin, Mr Stewart, Ms Sugden, Mr Swann, Miss Woods.

Tellers for the Ayes: Dr Archibald, Mr McGuigan.

NOES

Mr Allister, Mr M Bradley, Ms P Bradley, Ms S Bradley, Mr K Buchanan, Mr T Buchanan, Mr Buckley, Ms Bunting, Mrs Cameron, Mr Catney, Mr Clarke, Mrs Dodds, Mr Dunne, Mr Durkan, Mr Easton, Mrs Erskine, Mr Frew, Mr Givan, Mr Harvey, Mr Hilditch, Mr Humphrey, Ms Hunter, Mr Irwin, Mrs D Kelly, Mr Lyons, Mr McCrossan, Mr McGlone, Mr McGrath, Miss McIlveen, Ms McLaughlin, Mr McNulty, Ms Mallon, Mr Middleton, Mr Newton, Mr O'Toole, Mr Poots, Mr Robinson, Mr Storey, Mr Weir, Mr Wells.

Tellers for the Noes: Mr Harvey, Mr Irwin.

The amendment was agreed.

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

Ms Bailey voted for Mr Carroll.

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

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

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

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

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

Northern Ireland Assembly

28 February 2022 - Division 2

Further Consideration Stage: Climate Change (No. 2) Bill (NIA Bill 28/17-22) – Amendment 5

Proposed:

New Clause
After clause 5 insert -
'Duty to consider whether to revise targets
5A.—(1) The Department must consider whether the targets in sections 3 and 4 are consistent with meeting the emissions target in section 1(1).
(2) In relation to each of the targets in sections 3 and 4, the Department must either—
(a) lay before the Assembly draft regulations under section 5 to amend the target so as to be consistent with the target in section 1(1), or
(b) lay before the Assembly a statement explaining why it considers that the target does not need to be amended.
(3) The Department must lay draft regulations or a statement in relation to each target within the period of 2 years beginning with the day on which this Act receives Royal Assent.
(4) Section 53(2) does not apply to regulations laid before the Assembly under subsection (2)(a).'

Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 76
Noes: 11

AYES

Dr Aiken, Mr Allen, Mr Allister, Dr Archibald, Mrs Barton, Mr Beattie, Mr Boylan, Mr M Bradley, Ms P Bradley, Ms S Bradley, Ms Brogan, Mr K Buchanan, Mr T Buchanan, Mr Buckley, Ms Bunting, Mr Butler, Mrs Cameron, Mr Catney, Mr Chambers, Mr Clarke, Mr Delargy, Ms Dillon, Mrs Dodds, Ms Dolan, Mr Dunne, Mr Durkan, Mr Easton, Ms Ennis, Mrs Erskine, Ms Ferguson, Ms Flynn, Mr Frew, Mr Gildernew, Mr Givan, Ms Hargey, Mr Harvey, Mr Hilditch, Mr Humphrey, Ms Hunter, Mr Irwin, Mr Kearney, Mrs D Kelly, Mr G Kelly, Ms Kimmins, Mr Lyons, Mr McAleer, Mr McCrossan, Mr McGlone, Mr McGrath, Mr McGuigan, Mr McHugh, Miss McIlveen, Ms McLaughlin, Mr McNulty, Ms Mallon, Mr Middleton, Ms Á Murphy, Mr C Murphy, Mr Nesbitt, Mr Newton, Ms Ní Chuilín, Mr O'Dowd, Mrs O'Neill, Mr O'Toole, Mr Poots, Miss Reilly, Mr Robinson, Ms Rogan, Mr Sheehan, Ms Sheerin, Mr Stewart, Mr Storey, Ms Sugden, Mr Swann, Mr Weir, Mr Wells.

Tellers for the Ayes: Mr T Buchanan, Mr Harvey.

NOES

Ms Armstrong, Ms Bailey, Mr Blair, Ms Bradshaw, Mr Carroll, Mr Dickson, Mrs Long, Mr Lunn, Mr Lyttle, Mr Muir, Miss Woods.

Tellers for the Noes: Mr Dickson, Mr Muir.

The amendment was agreed.

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

Ms Bailey voted for Mr Carroll.

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

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

Mr Clarke voted for Mr M Bradley, Ms P Bradley, Mr K Buchanan, Mr T Buchanan [Teller, Ayes], Mr Buckley, Ms Bunting, Mrs Cameron, 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 Storey, Mr Weir and Mr Wells.

Ms Ennis voted for Dr Archibald, Mr Boylan, Ms Brogan, Mr Delargy, Ms Dillon, Ms Dolan, 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, Mr O'Dowd, Mrs O'Neill, Ms Reilly, Ms Rogan, Mr Sheehan and Ms Sheerin.

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

Northern Ireland Assembly

28 February 2022 - Division 3

Further Consideration Stage: Climate Change (No. 2) Bill (NIA Bill 28/17-22) – Amendment 6

Proposed:

Clause 6, Page 2, Line 35
At end insert -
'(2A) The baseline for methane is the amount of net Northern Ireland emissions of methane in 1990.'

Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 76
Noes: 11

AYES

Dr Aiken, Mr Allen, Mr Allister, Dr Archibald, Mrs Barton, Mr Beattie, Mr Boylan, Mr M Bradley, Ms P Bradley, Ms S Bradley, Ms Brogan, Mr K Buchanan, Mr T Buchanan, Mr Buckley, Ms Bunting, Mr Butler, Mrs Cameron, Mr Catney, Mr Chambers, Mr Clarke, Mr Delargy, Ms Dillon, Mrs Dodds, Ms Dolan, Mr Dunne, Mr Durkan, Mr Easton, Ms Ennis, Mrs Erskine, Ms Ferguson, Ms Flynn, Mr Frew, Mr Gildernew, Mr Givan, Ms Hargey, Mr Harvey, Mr Hilditch, Mr Humphrey, Ms Hunter, Mr Irwin, Mr Kearney, Mrs D Kelly, Mr G Kelly, Ms Kimmins, Mr Lyons, Mr McAleer, Mr McCrossan, Mr McGlone, Mr McGrath, Mr McGuigan, Mr McHugh, Miss McIlveen, Ms McLaughlin, Mr McNulty, Ms Mallon, Mr Middleton, Ms Á Murphy, Mr C Murphy, Mr Nesbitt, Mr Newton, Ms Ní Chuilín, Mr O'Dowd, Mrs O'Neill, Mr O'Toole, Mr Poots, Miss Reilly, Mr Robinson, Ms Rogan, Mr Sheehan, Ms Sheerin, Mr Stewart, Mr Storey, Ms Sugden, Mr Swann, Mr Weir, Mr Wells.

Tellers for the Ayes: Mr T Buchanan, Mr Harvey.

NOES

Ms Armstrong, Ms Bailey, Mr Blair, Ms Bradshaw, Mr Carroll, Mr Dickson, Mrs Long, Mr Lunn, Mr Lyttle, Mr Muir, Miss Woods.

Tellers for the Noes: Mr Dickson, Mr Muir.

The amendment was agreed.

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

Ms Bailey voted for Mr Carroll.

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

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

Mr Clarke voted for Mr M Bradley, Ms P Bradley, Mr K Buchanan, Mr T Buchanan [Teller, Ayes], Mr Buckley, Ms Bunting, Mrs Cameron, 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 Storey, Mr Weir and Mr Wells.

Ms Ennis voted for Dr Archibald, Mr Boylan, Ms Brogan, Mr Delargy, Ms Dillon, Ms Dolan, 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, Mr O'Dowd, Mrs O'Neill, Ms Reilly, Ms Rogan, Mr Sheehan and Ms Sheerin.

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

Northern Ireland Assembly

28 February 2022 - Division 4

Further Consideration Stage: Climate Change (No. 2) Bill (NIA Bill 28/17-22) – Amendment 9

Proposed:

Clause 7, Page 3, Line 10
After '8' insert ', 8A'

Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 49
Noes: 37

AYES

Dr Aiken, Mr Allen, Mr Allister, Mrs Barton, Mr Beattie, Mr M Bradley, Ms P Bradley, Ms S Bradley, Mr K Buchanan, Mr T Buchanan, Mr Buckley, Ms Bunting, Mr Butler, Mrs Cameron, Mr Catney, Mr Chambers, Mr Clarke, Mrs Dodds, Mr Dunne, Mr Durkan, Mr Easton, Mrs Erskine, Mr Frew, Mr Givan, Mr Harvey, Mr Hilditch, Mr Humphrey, Ms Hunter, Mr Irwin, Mrs D Kelly, Mr Lyons, Mr McCrossan, Mr McGrath, Miss McIlveen, Ms McLaughlin, Mr McNulty, Ms Mallon, Mr Middleton, Mr Nesbitt, Mr Newton, Mr O'Toole, Mr Poots, Mr Robinson, Mr Stewart, Mr Storey, Ms Sugden, Mr Swann, Mr Weir, Mr Wells.

Tellers for the Ayes: Mr T Buchanan, Mr Harvey.

NOES

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

Tellers for the Noes: Mr McAleer, Ms Sheerin.

The amendment was agreed.

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

Ms Bailey voted for Mr Carroll.

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

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

Mr Clarke voted for Mr M Bradley, Ms P Bradley, Mr K Buchanan, Mr T Buchanan [Teller, Ayes], Mr Buckley, Ms Bunting, Mrs Cameron, 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 Storey, Mr Weir and Mr Wells.

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

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

Northern Ireland Assembly

28 February 2022 - Division 5

Further Consideration Stage: Climate Change (No. 2) Bill (NIA Bill 28/17-22) – Amendment 11

Proposed:

Clause 7, Page 3, Line 22
After '8' insert ', 8A'

Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 38
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 Stewart, Mr Storey, Ms Sugden, Mr Swann, Mr Weir, Mr Wells.

Tellers for the Ayes: Mr T Buchanan, 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 McGlone, 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, Miss Woods.

Tellers for the Noes: Mr McGuigan, Ms Sheerin.

The amendment was negatived.

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

Ms Bailey voted for Mr Carroll.

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

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

Mr Clarke voted for Mr M Bradley, Ms P Bradley, Mr K Buchanan, Mr T Buchanan [Teller, Ayes], Mr Buckley, Ms Bunting, Mrs Cameron, 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 Storey, Mr Weir and Mr Wells.

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

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

Northern Ireland Assembly

28 February 2022 - Division 6

Further Consideration Stage: Climate Change (No. 2) Bill (NIA Bill 28/17-22) – Amendment 13

Proposed:

As an Amendment to Amendment 12
After '8' insert ', 8A'

Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 38
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 Stewart, Mr Storey, Ms Sugden, Mr Swann, Mr Weir, Mr Wells.

Tellers for the Ayes: Mr T Buchanan, Mr Irwin.

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 McGlone, 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, Miss Woods.

Tellers for the Noes: Mr McAleer, Ms Sheerin.

The amendment was negatived.

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

Ms Bailey voted for Mr Carroll.

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

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

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

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

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

Northern Ireland Assembly

28 February 2022 - Division 7

Further Consideration Stage: Climate Change (No. 2) Bill (NIA Bill 28/17-22) – Amendment 14

Proposed:

Clause 8, Page 3, Line 39
After 'period,' insert 'except those excluded under section 8A'

Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 38
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 Stewart, Mr Storey, Ms Sugden, Mr Swann, Mr Weir, Mr Wells.

Tellers for the Ayes: Mr T Buchanan, 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 McGlone, 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, Miss Woods.

Tellers for the Noes: Ms Dillon, Mr Gildernew.

The amendment was negatived.

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

Ms Bailey voted for Mr Carroll.

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

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

Mr Clarke voted for Mr M Bradley, Ms P Bradley, Mr K Buchanan, Mr T Buchanan [Teller, Ayes], Mr Buckley, Ms Bunting, Mrs Cameron, 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 Storey, Mr Weir and Mr Wells.

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

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

Northern Ireland Assembly

28 February 2022 - Division 8

Further Consideration Stage: Climate Change (No. 2) Bill (NIA Bill 28/17-22) – Amendment 17

Proposed:

After clause 8 insert -
'Meaning of "Northern Ireland emissions": agriculture
8A.—(1) Emissions of a greenhouse gas from agricultural sources do not count as Northern Ireland emissions of the gas.
(2) For the purposes of subsection (1), emissions from agricultural sources are—
(a) emissions from enteric fermentation and other emissions from livestock,
(b) emissions from agricultural soils,
(c) emissions from agricultural wastes and manure management, and
(d) emissions from agricultural machinery (whether stationary or mobile).
(3) The Department may by regulations make further provision regarding the exclusion of greenhouse gases from agricultural sources under subsection (1), and in particular may—
(a) add to the list in subsection (2) emissions from other sources, or remove emissions from that list;
(b) specify (as exceptions to subsection (1)) circumstances in which, and the extent to which, emissions of a greenhouse gas from agricultural sources are to count as Northern Ireland emissions of that gas.''

Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 38
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 Stewart, Mr Storey, Ms Sugden, Mr Swann, Mr Weir, Mr Wells.

Tellers for the Ayes: Mr T Buchanan, 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 McGlone, 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, Miss Woods.

Tellers for the Noes: Mr Gildernew, Ms Sheerin.

The amendment was negatived.

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

Ms Bailey voted for Mr Carroll.

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

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

Mr Clarke voted for Mr M Bradley, Ms P Bradley, Mr K Buchanan, Mr T Buchanan [Teller, Ayes], Mr Buckley, Ms Bunting, Mrs Cameron, 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 Storey, Mr Weir and Mr Wells.

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

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

Northern Ireland Assembly

28 February 2022 - Division 9

Further Consideration Stage: Climate Change (No. 2) Bill (NIA Bill 28/17-22) – Amendment 22

Proposed:

Clause 22, Page 8, Line 13
At end insert -
'(b) commission a financial, social, economic and rural impact assessment on the effects of the carbon budget for that period, and'

Mr Philip McGuigan
Mr Declan McAleer
Dr Caoimhe Archibald

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 59
Noes: 28

AYES

Dr Aiken, Mr Allen, Dr Archibald, Ms Armstrong, Ms Bailey, Mrs Barton, Mr Beattie, Mr Blair, Mr Boylan, Ms S Bradley, Ms Bradshaw, Ms Brogan, Mr Butler, Mr Carroll, Mr Catney, Mr Chambers, 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 McGlone, Mr McGrath, Mr McGuigan, Mr McHugh, Ms McLaughlin, Mr McNulty, Ms Mallon, Mr Muir, Ms Á Murphy, Mr C Murphy, Mr Nesbitt, Ms Ní Chuilín, Mr O'Dowd, Mrs O'Neill, Mr O'Toole, Miss Reilly, Ms Rogan, Mr Sheehan, Ms Sheerin, Mr Stewart, Ms Sugden, Mr Swann, Miss Woods.

Tellers for the Ayes: Mr McAleer, Mr McGuigan.

NOES

Mr Allister, Mr M Bradley, Ms P Bradley, Mr K Buchanan, Mr T Buchanan, Mr Buckley, Ms Bunting, Mrs Cameron, 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 Newton, Mr Poots, Mr Robinson, Mr Storey, Mr Weir, Mr Wells.

Tellers for the Noes: Mr Harvey, Mr Irwin.

The amendment was agreed.

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

Ms Bailey voted for Mr Carroll.

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

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

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

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

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

Northern Ireland Assembly

28 February 2022 - Division 10

Further Consideration Stage: Climate Change (No. 2) Bill (NIA Bill 28/17-22) – Amendment 23

Proposed:

Clause 22, Page 8, Line 14
Leave out paragraph (b) and insert -
'(c) also consult with the Northern Ireland Climate Commissioner, the other Departments and the Just Transition Commission and lay the proposals with the Assembly.'

Mr Philip McGuigan
Mr Declan McAleer
Dr Caoimhe Archibald

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 59
Noes: 28

AYES
Dr Aiken, Mr Allen, Dr Archibald, Ms Armstrong, Ms Bailey, Mrs Barton, Mr Beattie, Mr Blair, Mr Boylan, Ms S Bradley, Ms Bradshaw, Ms Brogan, Mr Butler, Mr Carroll, Mr Catney, Mr Chambers, 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 McGlone, Mr McGrath, Mr McGuigan, Mr McHugh, Ms McLaughlin, Mr McNulty, Ms Mallon, Mr Muir, Ms Á Murphy, Mr C Murphy, Mr Nesbitt, Ms Ní Chuilín, Mr O'Dowd, Mrs O'Neill, Mr O'Toole, Miss Reilly, Ms Rogan, Mr Sheehan, Ms Sheerin, Mr Stewart, Ms Sugden, Mr Swann, Miss Woods.

Tellers for the Ayes: Dr Archibald, Mr McGuigan.

NOES
Mr Allister, Mr M Bradley, Ms P Bradley, Mr K Buchanan, Mr T Buchanan, Mr Buckley, Ms Bunting, Mrs Cameron, 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 Newton, Mr Poots, Mr Robinson, Mr Storey, Mr Weir, Mr Wells.

Tellers for the Noes: Mr T Buchanan, Mr Harvey.

The amendment was agreed.

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

Ms Bailey voted for Mr Carroll.

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

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

Mr Clarke voted for Mr M Bradley, Ms P Bradley, Mr K Buchanan, Mr T Buchanan [Teller, Noes], Mr Buckley, Ms Bunting, Mrs Cameron, 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, Mr Poots, Mr Robinson, Mr Storey, Mr Weir and Mr Wells.

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

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

Northern Ireland Assembly

Papers Presented to the Assembly on 25 February 2022 to 28 February 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

Report of an Unannounced Inspection of Magilligan Prison 21 May - 10 June 2021 (Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland)

The Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2021 (Department for Communities)

5. Assembly Reports

Report on the Hospital Parking Charges Bill (NIA 145/17-22) (Committee for Health)

Report on the Supplementary Legislative Consent Motion – Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill (NIA 175/17-22) (Committee for Justice)

Report on the 2022-25 Draft Budget (NIA 186/17-22) (Committee for Finance)

6. Statutory Rules

SR 2022/62 The Social Security Benefits (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2022 (Department for Communities)

SR 2022/64 The Foreglen Road, Dungiven (Abandonment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2022 (Department for Infrastructure)

SR 2022/65 The Parole Commissioners' (Amendment) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2022 (Department of Justice)

SR 2022/66 The Vennel, Bangor (Abandonment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2022 (Department for Infrastructure)

SR 2022/67 The Public Service (Civil Servants and Others) Pensions (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2022 (Department of Finance)

SR 2022/69 The Pension Protection Fund and Occupational Pension Schemes (Levy Ceiling) Order (Northern Ireland) 2022 (Department for Communities)

SR 2022/000 Draft SR - The Rehabilitation of Offenders (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2022 (Department of Justice)

SR 2022/70 The Building (Prescribed Fees) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2022 (Department of Finance)

Information Only

SR 2022/54 (C.5) The Environment (2021 Act) (Commencement and Saving Provision) Order (Northern Ireland) 2022 (Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs)

7. Written Ministerial Statements

8. Consultation Documents

9. Departmental Publications

10. Agency Publications

11. Westminster Publications


12. Miscellaneous Publications

PROXY VOTING NOTICES – MONDAY 28 FEBRUARY 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 28 February 2022:

Steve Aiken

Cara Hunter

Andy Allen

William Irwin

Kellie Armstrong

Declan Kearney

Caoimhe Archibald

Dolores Kelly

Rosemary Barton

Gerry Kelly

Doug Beattie

Liz Kimmins

Roy Beggs

Naomi Long

Cathal Boylan

Trevor Lunn*

Maurice Bradley

Gordon Lyons

Paula Bradley

Chris Lyttle

Sinéad Bradley

Nichola Mallon

Paula Bradshaw

Declan McAleer

Nicola Brogan

Philip McGuigan

Keith Buchanan

Maolíosa McHugh

Thomas Buchanan

Michelle McIlveen

Jonathan Buckley

Sinead McLaughlin

Joanne Bunting

Colin McGrath

Pam Cameron

Justin McNulty

Gerry Carroll

Gary Middleton

Pat Catney

Andrew Muir

Alan Chambers

Áine Murphy

Pádraig Delargy

Conor Murphy

Stewart Dickson

Mike Nesbitt

Linda Dillon

Robin Newton

Jemma Dolan

Carál Ní Chuilín

Diane Dodds

John O’Dowd

Stephen Dunne

Michelle O’Neill

Mark Durkan

Matthew O’Toole

Alex Easton

Edwin Poots

Deborah Erskine

Aisling Reilly

Ciara Ferguson

George Robinson

Órlaithí Flynn

Emma Rogan

Paul Frew

Pat Sheehan

Colm Gildernew

Emma Sheerin

Paul Givan

John Stewart

Deirdre Hargey

Mervyn Storey

Harry Harvey

Robin Swann

David Hilditch

Peter Weir

William Humphrey

Jim Wells

*Trevor Lunn stipulated that he wished to avail of proxy voting arrangements for votes on Further Consideration Stage: Climate Change (No. 2) Bill (NIA Bill 28/17-22) on 28 February 2022.

 

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