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Minutes of Proceedings

Session: Session currently unavailable

Date: 01 March 2022

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

1.   Prayers

Members observed two minutes’ silence.

2.   Assembly Business

2.1     Consideration of business not concluded on Monday 28 February 2022

The Speaker informed the Assembly that both the Further Consideration Stage of the Climate Change (No. 2) Bill (NIA Bill 28/17-22), and the Committee Motion titled Public Accounts Committee Reports and Memoranda of Reply needed to be completed before moving to the business scheduled on the Order Paper for Tuesday 1 March 2022.

2.2     Further Consideration Stage: Climate Change (No. 2) Bill (NIA Bill 28/17-22) (cont’d)

Further Consideration Stage of the Climate Change (No. 2) Bill (NIA Bill 28/17-22) resumed.

After debate, Amendment 40 to Clause 29 was made on division (Division 1).

After debate, Amendment 41 to Clause 29 was made on division (Division 2).

After debate, Amendment 42 to Clause 29 was made on division (Division 3).

The Deputy Speaker, Mr Beggs, took the Chair.

After debate, Amendment 43 to Clause 29 was made without division.

As amendment 43 was made, Amendment 44 was not called.

After debate, Amendment 45 to Clause 29 was made without division.

After debate, Amendment 46 to Clause 29 was made without division.

After debate, Amendment 47 to Clause 29 was made without division.

As Amendment 47 was made, Amendment 48 was not called.

As Amendment 47 was made, Amendment 49 was not called.

After debate, Amendment 50 to Clause 29 was made without division.

After debate, Amendment 51 to Clause 29 was made without division.

After debate, Amendment 52 to Clause 29 was made on division (Division 4).

After debate, Amendment 53 to Clause 30 was made without division.

After debate, Amendment 54 to Clause 31 was made without division.

After debate, Amendment 55 to Clause 31 was made without division.

After debate, Amendment 56 to Clause 32 was made without division.

After debate, Amendment 57 was not moved.

As Amendment 57 was not moved, Amendment 58 was not called.

After debate, Amendment 60, as an amendment to Amendment 59, was made without division.

After debate, Amendment 61, as an amendment to Amendment 59, was made without division.

After debate, Amendment 59, as amended, to Clause 34, was made without division.

After debate, Amendment 62 to Clause 35 was made without division.

After debate, Amendment 63 to Clause 36 was made without division.

After debate, Amendment 64 to Clause 37 was made without division.

After debate, Amendment 65 to Clause 38 was made without division.

After debate, Amendment 66 to Clause 49 was made without division.

As Amendment 66 was made, Amendment 67 was not called.

As Amendment 66 was made, Amendment 68 was not called.

After debate, Amendment 69 to Clause 50 was made without division.

After debate, Amendment 70 to Clause 50 was made on division (Division 5).

The Climate Change (No. 2) Bill (NIA Bill 28/17-22) stood referred to the Speaker in accordance with Section 10 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998.

The Deputy Speaker, Mr McGlone, took the Chair.

2.3     Motion: Public Accounts Committee Reports and Memoranda of Reply

Proposed:

That this Assembly takes note of the following Public Accounts Committee Reports;

Report on Major Capital Projects (NIA 46/17-22),

Report on The Management of the NI Direct Strategic Partner Project – helping to deliver Digital Transformation and The LandWeb Project: An Update (NIA 68/17-22),

Report on Impact Review of Special Educational Needs (NIA 75/17-22),

Report on Capacity and Capability in Northern Ireland Civil Service (NIA 97/17-22),

Report on Driver and Vehicle Agency 2019 – 2020 (NIA 101/17-22),

Report on Generating Electricity from Renewable Energy (NIA 123/17-22), and

Speeding up the Justice System (NIA 127/17-22),

and the following Department of Finance Memoranda of Reply;

Report on Major Capital Projects,

Report on The Management of the NI Direct Strategic Partner Project – helping to deliver Digital Transformation and The LandWeb Project: An Update,

Report on Impact Review of Special Educational Needs,

Report on Capacity and Capability in Northern Ireland Civil Service,

Report on Driver and Vehicle Agency 2019 – 2020,

Report on Generating Electricity from Renewable Energy, and

Speeding up the Justice System.


Chairperson, Public Accounts Committee

Debate ensued.

The Question being put, the motion was carried.

 

3.   Ministerial Statement

3.1      Project Stratum

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

The sitting was suspended at 1.32pm.

The sitting resumed at 2.00pm, the Speaker in the chair.

 

4.   Question Time

4.1     Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

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


The Deputy Speaker, Mr Beggs, took the Chair.

4.2     Health

Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister of Health, Mr Robin Swann. 

 

5.   Ministerial Statement (cont’d)

5.1     Intergovernmental Agreement on Cooperation on Criminal Justice Matters

The Minister of Justice, Mrs Naomi Long, made a statement regarding Intergovernmental Agreement on Cooperation on Criminal Justice Matters, following which she replied to questions.

5.2     Energy Payment Support Scheme

The Minister for Communities, Ms Deirdre Hargey, made a statement regarding the Energy Payment Support Scheme, following which she replied to questions.

 

6.   Executive Committee Business

6.1     Motion:  The Coronavirus Act 2020 (Extension of Provisions Related to Courts, Tribunals and Inquests) Order (Northern Ireland) 2022

Proposed:

That the Coronavirus Act 2020 (Extension of Provisions Related to Courts, Tribunals and Inquests) Order (Northern Ireland) 2022 be approved.

Minister of Justice

Debate ensued.

The Deputy Speaker, Mr McGlone, took the Chair.


The question being put, the motion was carried (Division 6).

 

6.2     Motion: The Rates (Regional Rates) Order (Northern Ireland) 2022

Proposed:

That the Rates (Regional Rates) Order (Northern Ireland) 2022 be affirmed.

Minister of Finance

Debate ensued.


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

6.3     Motion: The draft Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme (Amendment) Order 2022

Proposed:

That the draft Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme (Amendment) Order 2022 be approved.

Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

Debate ensued.


The question being put, the motion was agreed.

6.4     Further Consideration Stage: Motor Vehicles (Compulsory Insurance) Bill (NIA Bill 53/17-22)

The Minister for Communities, Ms Deirdre Hargey, moved the Further Consideration Stage of the Motor Vehicles (Compulsory Insurance) Bill (NIA Bill 53/17-22), on behalf of the Minister for Infrastructure, Ms Nichola Mallon.

No amendments were tabled to the Bill and selected for debate.


The Motor Vehicles (Compulsory Insurance) Bill (NIA Bill 53/17-22) stood referred to the Speaker.

 

6.5     Final Stage: Welfare Supplementary Payment (Amendment) Bill (NIA Bill 50/17-22)

The Minister for Communities, Ms Deirdre Hargey, moved the Final Stage of the Welfare Supplementary Payment (Amendment) Bill (NIA Bill 50/17-22).


Debate ensued.

The Welfare Supplementary Payment (Amendment) Bill (NIA Bill 50/17-22) passed final stage.


The Speaker took the Chair.

 

6.6     Consideration Stage: Support for Mortgage Interest etc. (Security for Loans) Bill (NIA Bill 42/17-22)

The Minister for Communities, Ms Deirdre Hargey, moved the Consideration Stage of the Support for Mortgage Interest etc. (Security for Loans) Bill (NIA Bill 42/17-22).

No amendments were selected for debate.

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 Mortgage Interest etc. (Security for Loans) Bill (NIA Bill 42/17-22) stood referred to the Speaker.

 

7.     Committee Business

7.1     Motion: Extension of Committee Stage – Employment (Zero Hours Workers and Banded Weekly Working Hours) Bill (NIA Bill 46/17-22)

Proposed:

That, in accordance with Standing Order 33(4), the period referred to in Standing Order 33(2) be extended to 25 March 2022, in relation to the Committee Stage of the Employment (Zero Hours Workers and Banded Weekly Working Hours) Bill.

Chairperson, Committee for the Economy

Debate ensued.

The Question being put, the motion was carried.

 

7.2     Motion: Amend Standing Order 12

Proposed:

In Standing Order 12—

In paragraph (1), leave out “both Executive Committee and private members’ business” and insert “Executive Committee, opposition and private members’ business.”; and

After paragraph (4), insert:

          “(4A) Where there is an opposition, in each session of the Assembly ten days shall be allotted for opposition business.”

Chairperson, Committee on Procedures


Motion: Amend Standing Order 18A

Proposed:

In Standing Order 18A, after paragraph (5), insert:   

“(5A) Where there is an opposition, the first question on the statement shall be asked by a member of the opposition.”

Chairperson, Committee on Procedures   

Motion: Amend Standing Order 20

Proposed:

In Standing Order 20—

In paragraph (7), leave out “The Speaker shall determine, by means of a random selection, the order in which questions are taken,” and insert “Subject to paragraph 7A, the Speaker shall determine, by means of a random selection, the order in which questions are taken.”; 

After paragraph (7), insert:

“(7A) Where there is an opposition, the first question to the Minister shall be asked by a member of the opposition.  Otherwise, the first question may not be asked by a member of the same party as the Minister (unless all the questions are from members of that party).”;

          Leave out paragraph (8), and insert:

“(8)     Answers to oral questions may not be debated, but supplementary questions may be asked in accordance with paragraph (8A).”;

Leave out paragraph (8A) and insert:

“(8A)   This paragraph makes further provision about supplementary questions.

          (a) A supplementary question shall contain no more than one enquiry.

          (b) The Speaker shall ensure that—

              (i)  the first supplementary question may be asked by the member who submitted                         the question for oral answer.

          (ii) The second supplementary question may be asked by a member of the opposition (where there is an opposition).

          (c) Paragraph (b)(ii) applies only to the first three questions for oral answer taken by each Minister.

          (d) Additional supplementary questions may be asked at the discretion of the Speaker.”; and

After paragraph (8A), insert:

“(8B)   Subject to the discretion of the Speaker to allow additional time, answers to oral questions (including answers to supplementary questions) shall last no more than two minutes.”

Chairperson, Committee on Procedures   

Motion: Amend Standing Order 20A

Proposed:

In Standing Order (20A)—

In paragraph (5), leave out “paragraphs 6-8” and insert “paragraphs (6)–(7)”; 

Leave out paragraphs (6), (7) and (8) and insert:

“(6)     Where there is an opposition—

          (a) if the Minister taking questions for oral answer is the First Minister or deputy First Minister, the first and second topical questions to that Minister shall be asked by the [Leader of the Opposition] and (if any) the [Deputy Leader of the Opposition]; and

          (b) if the Minister taking questions for oral answer is not the First Minister or deputy First Minister, the first topical question shall be asked by a member of the opposition who has submitted his or her name to the Speaker under paragraph (3) (and if there is more than one such member, the Speaker shall determine by which member the question shall be asked).

(7)      When paragraph (6) has been applied, the Speaker shall determine, by means of a random selection, the members from whom subsequent questions shall be taken.”;

Leave out paragraph (8);

Renumber paragraph (9) as paragraph (8);

Renumber paragraph (10) as paragraph (9);

Renumber paragraph (11) as paragraph (10);

Renumber paragraph (12) as paragraph (11);

Renumber paragraph (13) as paragraph (12); and

In the renumbered paragraph (12), after “paragraphs (2), (8A),”, insert “(8B),”

Chairperson, Committee on Procedures   

Motion: Amend Standing Order 20B

Proposed:

In Standing Order 20B(4), after “Paragraphs (8) ”, insert “, (8A)”.

Chairperson, Committee on Procedures   

 

Motion: Amend Standing Order 45A

Proposed:

Leave out Standing Order 45A, and insert:

 “45A. The Opposition

(1)      A party may choose to be recognised as the opposition, or part of the opposition, if no member of that party holds a Ministerial office and it satisfies any of the following conditions—

          (a) the party was entitled to nominate a person to hold Ministerial office under section 18(2) to (6) of the Northern Ireland Act 1998, and declined to do so;

          (b) during the relevant period, the party was entitled to nominate a person to hold a Ministerial office under section 18(10) of the Northern Ireland Act 1998, and declined to do so; or

          (c) the party’s members comprise 8% or more of the total number of members of the Assembly at the end of the day on which the Assembly first meets.

(2)      Where only one party is recognised as the opposition in accordance with paragraph 1, the nominating officer of that party must nominate a person who is a member of the Assembly and that party to be the Leader of the Opposition.

(3)      Where two or more parties form the opposition, then—

          (a) the nominating officer of the largest party must nominate a person who is a member of the Assembly and that party to be the Leader of the Opposition

          (b) the nominating officer of the second largest party must nominate a person who is a member of the Assembly and that party to be the Deputy Leader of the Opposition.

(4)      The opposition is dissolved if either of the following conditions are met–

          (a) The Assembly is dissolved; or

          (b) all Ministers cease to hold office in accordance with section 18(1) of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 

(5)      In this order “relevant period” means the period of two years beginning with the date on which the Ministerial offices are filled under section 16A(3)(b) of the Northern Ireland Act 1998.”

Chairperson, Committee on Procedures   


Motion: Amend Standing Order 49(2)

Proposed:

In Standing Order 49(2)—

After paragraph (b), insert:

“(c)     that, where there is an opposition, and so far as practicable, at least one seat on each statutory committee is allocated to a member of the opposition;”;

Renumber paragraph (c) as paragraph (d);

Renumber paragraph (d) as paragraph (e);

Renumber paragraph (e) as paragraph (f);

In the renumbered paragraph (e), leave out “subject to paragraphs (b) and (c) above” and insert “subject to paragraphs (b) to (d)”; and

In the renumbered paragraph (f), leave out “subject to paragraphs (b) and (d) above” and insert “subject to paragraphs (b), (c) and (d)”.

Chairperson, Committee on Procedures   

 

Motion: Amend Standing Order 55

Proposed:

In Standing Order 55(6), at end insert:


“Where there is an opposition, at least one member of the Business Committee must be a member of the opposition.”

Chairperson, Committee on Procedures   

 

Motion: Amend Standing Order 56

Proposed:

In Standing Order 56, after paragraph (3), insert:

“(4)     Where there is an opposition—

(a)      The chairperson of the committee is to be nominated by the Leader of the Opposition.

(b)      The deputy chairperson of the committee is to be nominated by the Deputy Leader of the Opposition (if any).”

Chairperson, Committee on Procedures 
  

Motion: Amend Standing Order 81

Proposed:

In Standing Order 81, after the definition of “Guide to the Rules”, insert:

“ “member of the opposition” means a member who is a member of political party which forms or forms part of the opposition in accordance with standing order 45A.”

Chairperson, Committee on Procedures   

A single debate ensued on all 10 motions.

The Question being put, the motion to Amend Standing Order 12 was carried with cross-community support.

The Question being put, the motion to Amend Standing Order 18A was carried with cross-community support.

The Question being put, the motion to Amend Standing Order 20 was negatived on a cross-community vote (Division 7).

The Question being put, the motion to Amend Standing Order 20A was negatived on a cross-community vote (Division 8).

As the motion to Amend Standing Order 20A was not made, the motion to Amend Standing Order 20B was not called.

The Question being put, the motion to Amend Standing Order 45A was carried with cross-community support.

The Question being put, the motion to Amend Standing Order 49(2) was carried with cross-community support.

The Question being put, the motion to Amend Standing Order 55 was carried with cross-community support.

The Question being put, the motion to Amend Standing Order 56 was carried with cross-community support.

The Question being put, the motion to Amend Standing Order 81 was carried with cross-community support.

 

8.   Private Members’ Business

8.1     Second Stage: Trade Union and Labour Relations (Amendment) Bill (NIA Bill 49/17-22)

Mr Gerry Carroll moved Second Stage of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Amendment) Bill (NIA Bill 49/17-22).

Debate ensued.

The Deputy Speaker, Mr Beggs, took the Chair.

The Trade Union and Labour Relations (Amendment) Bill (NIA Bill 49/17-22) fell at Second Stage (Division 9).

 

9.   Adjournment

Proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

The Speaker

The Assembly adjourned at 8.56pm.

 

Mr Alex Maskey
The Speaker
1 March 2022

 

 

Northern Ireland Assembly

1 March 2022 - Division 1

Further Consideration Stage: Climate Change (No. 2) Bill (NIA Bill 28/17-22) – Amendment 40

Proposed:


Clause 29, Page 11, Line 23


After ‘Ireland’ insert ‘, recognising that the island of Ireland is a single biogeographic unit,’


Mr Philip McGuigan
Mr Declan McAleer
Dr Caoimhe Archibald

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 46
Noes: 37

AYES

Dr Archibald, Ms Armstrong, Mr Blair, Mr Boylan, Ms S Bradley, Ms Bradshaw, Ms Brogan, 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.

Tellers for the Ayes: Mr McAleer, Mr McGuigan.

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 Stewart, Mr Storey, Mr Swann, 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:

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

Mr Butler voted for Dr 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.

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

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 [Teller, Ayes], Mr McGuigan [Teller, Ayes], 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

1 March 2022 - Division 2

Further Consideration Stage: Climate Change (No. 2) Bill (NIA Bill 28/17-22) – Amendment 41

Proposed:


Clause 29, Page 11, Line 36

At end insert -

‘(c) commission a financial, social, economic and rural impact assessment on the effects of the proposals and policies.’


Mr Philip McGuigan
Mr Declan McAleer
Dr Caoimhe Archibald

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 56
Noes: 28

AYES

Dr Aiken, Mr Allen, Dr Archibald, Ms Armstrong, Mrs Barton, Mr Beattie, Mr Beggs, Mr Blair, Mr Boylan, Ms S Bradley, Ms Bradshaw, Ms Brogan, Mr Butler, 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, Mr Swann.

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 T Buchanan, Mr Harvey.

The amendment was agreed.

  

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

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

Mr Butler voted for Dr Aiken, Mr Allen, Mrs Barton, Mr Beattie, Mr Beggs, 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.

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

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 [Teller, Ayes], Mr McGuigan [Teller, Ayes], 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

1 March 2022 - Division 3

Further Consideration Stage: Climate Change (No. 2) Bill (NIA Bill 28/17-22) – Amendment 42

Proposed:


Clause 29, Page 11, Line 36

At end insert -

‘(d) give due regard to the special economic and social role of agriculture, including with regard to the distinct characteristics of biogenic methane.’


Mr Philip McGuigan
Mr Declan McAleer
Dr Caoimhe Archibald

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 47
Noes: 38

AYES

Dr Aiken, Mr Allen, Dr Archibald, Mrs Barton, Mr Beattie, Mr Boylan, Ms S Bradley, Ms Brogan, Mr Butler, Mr Catney, Mr Chambers, Mr Delargy, 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, Mr McAleer, Mr McCrossan, Mr McGlone, Mr McGrath, Mr McGuigan, Mr McHugh, Ms McLaughlin, Mr McNulty, Ms Mallon, 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, Mr Swann.

Tellers for the Ayes: Mr McGuigan, Mr McHugh.

NOES

Ms Armstrong, Ms Bailey, Mr Blair, Mr M Bradley, Ms P Bradley, Ms Bradshaw, Mr K Buchanan, Mr T Buchanan, Mr Buckley, Ms Bunting, Mrs Cameron, Mr Clarke, Mr Dickson, Mrs Dodds, Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Mrs Erskine, Mr Frew, Mr Givan, Mr Harvey, Mr Hilditch, Mr Humphrey, Mr Irwin, Mrs Long, Mr Lunn, Mr Lyons, Mr Lyttle, Miss McIlveen, Mr Middleton, Mr Muir, Mr Newton, Mr Poots, Mr Robinson, Mr Storey, Ms Sugden, Mr Weir, Mr Wells, Miss Woods.

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:

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

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, 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, Mr Poots, Mr Robinson, Mr Storey, Mr Weir and Mr Wells.

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

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 [Teller, Ayes], Mr McHugh [Teller, Ayes], Ms A Murphy, Mr C Murphy, Ms Ní Chuilín, Mr O’Dowd, Mrs O’Neill, Ms Reilly, Ms Rogan, Mr Sheehan and Ms Sheerin.

Miss Woods voted for Ms Bailey and Ms Sugden.

 

Northern Ireland Assembly

1 March 2022 - Division 4

Further Consideration Stage: Climate Change (No. 2) Bill (NIA Bill 28/17-22) – Amendment 52

Proposed:

Clause 29, Page 13, Line 14

At end insert -

‘(13) Each report under Section 28 must explain how the Department intends to mitigate against any negative effects uncovered in the relevant financial, social, economic and rural impact assessment.’


Mr Philip McGuigan
Mr Declan McAleer
Dr Caoimhe Archibald

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 58
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 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 T Buchanan, Mr Harvey.
 

The amendment was agreed.

  

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

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

Mr Butler voted for Dr 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.

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

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 [Teller, Ayes], Mr McGuigan [Teller, Ayes], Mr McHugh, Ms A Murphy, Mr C Murphy, Ms Ní Chuilín, Mrs O’Neill, Ms Reilly, Ms Rogan, Mr Sheehan and Ms Sheerin.

Miss Woods voted for Ms Bailey and Ms Sugden.

 

Northern Ireland Assembly

1 March 2022 - Division 5

Further Consideration Stage: Climate Change (No. 2) Bill (NIA Bill 28/17-22) – Amendment 70

Proposed:

Clause 50, Page 21, Line 13

After ‘must’ insert ‘commission a financial, social, economic and rural impact assessment on the effects of the draft climate action plan and’


Mr Philip McGuigan
Mr Declan McAleer
Dr Caoimhe Archibald

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 58
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 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 McHugh.

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:

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

Mr Butler voted for Dr 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.

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

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 [Teller, Ayes], Mr McGuigan, Mr McHugh [Teller, Ayes], Ms A Murphy, Mr C Murphy, Ms Ní Chuilín, Mrs O’Neill, Ms Reilly, Ms Rogan, Mr Sheehan and Ms Sheerin.

Miss Woods voted for Ms Bailey and Ms Sugden.

 

Northern Ireland Assembly

1 March 2022 - Division 6

Motion: The Coronavirus Act 2020 (Extension of Provisions Related to Courts, Tribunals and Inquests) Order (Northern Ireland) 2022

Proposed:

That the Coronavirus Act 2020 (Extension of Provisions Related to Courts, Tribunals and Inquests) Order (Northern Ireland) 2022 be approved.

Minister of Justice


The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 57
Noes: 28

AYES

Dr Aiken, Mr Allen, Dr Archibald, Ms Armstrong, Ms Bailey, Mrs Barton, Mr Beattie, Mr Beggs, Mr Blair, Mr Boylan, Ms S Bradley, Ms Bradshaw, Ms Brogan, Mr Butler, 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 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, 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: Ms Armstrong, Mr Muir.

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 M Bradley, Mr Weir.

The amendment was agreed. 

 

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

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

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

Mr Clarke voted for Mr M Bradley [Teller, Noes], 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, Mr Hilditch, Mr Humphrey, Mr Irwin, Mr Lyons, Miss McIlveen, Mr Middleton, Mr Newton, Mr Poots, Mr Robinson, Mr Storey, Mr Weir [Teller, Noes] and Mr Wells.

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

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.

Miss Woods voted for Ms Bailey and Ms Sugden.

 

Northern Ireland Assembly

1 March 2022 - Division 7

Motion: Amend Standing Order 20

Proposed:

In Standing Order 20—

In paragraph (7), leave out “The Speaker shall determine, by means of a random selection, the order in which questions are taken,” and insert “Subject to paragraph 7A, the Speaker shall determine, by means of a random selection, the order in which questions are taken.”; 

After paragraph (7), insert:

“(7A) Where there is an opposition, the first question to the Minister shall be asked by a member of the opposition.  Otherwise, the first question may not be asked by a member of the same party as the Minister (unless all the questions are from members of that party).”;

Leave out paragraph (8), and insert:

“(8) Answers to oral questions may not be debated, but supplementary questions may be asked in accordance with paragraph (8A).”;

Leave out paragraph (8A) and insert:

   “(8A) This paragraph makes further provision about supplementary questions.

          (a) A supplementary question shall contain no more than one enquiry.

          (b) The Speaker shall ensure that—

               (i) the first supplementary question may be asked by the member who submitted the question for oral answer.

               (ii)The second supplementary question may be asked by a member of the opposition (where there is an opposition).

          (c) Paragraph (b)(ii) applies only to the first three questions for oral answer taken by each Minister.

          (d) Additional supplementary questions may be asked at the discretion of the Speaker.”; and

After paragraph (8A), insert:

  “(8B)     Subject to the discretion of the Speaker to allow additional time, answers to oral questions (including answers to supplementary questions) shall last no more than two minutes.”


Chairperson, Committee on Procedures

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 57
Noes: 27

AYES

Nationalist:

Dr Archibald, Mr Boylan, Ms S Bradley, Ms Brogan, Mr Catney, Mr Delargy, 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, Mr McAleer, Mr McCrossan, Mr McGlone, Mr McGrath, Mr McGuigan, Mr McHugh, Ms McLaughlin, Mr McNulty, Ms Mallon, 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.

Unionist:

Dr Aiken, Mr Allen, Mr Allister, Mrs Barton, Mr Beattie, Mr Beggs, Mr Butler, Mr Chambers, Mr Nesbitt, Mr Stewart, Mr Swann.

Other:

Ms Armstrong, Mr Blair, Ms Bradshaw, Mr Carroll, Mr Dickson, Mrs Long, Mr Lyttle, Mr Muir.

Tellers for the Ayes: Ms Armstrong, Ms Brogan.

NOES

Unionist:

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 Frew.
 

Total Votes                      84                                Total Ayes                    57        [67.9%]

Nationalist Votes              38                                 Nationalist Ayes            38        [100.0%]

Unionist Votes                 38                                 Unionist Ayes                11        [28.9%]

Other Votes                     8                                  Other Ayes                    8          [100.0%]

The motion was negatived by cross-community vote.

 

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

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

Mrs Barton voted for Dr Aiken, Mr Allen, Mr Beattie, Mr Beggs, Mr Butler, 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 [Teller, Noes], 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 and Mr Wells.

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

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

1 March 2022 - Division 8

Motion: Amend Standing Order 20A

Proposed:

In Standing Order (20A)—

In paragraph (5), leave out “paragraphs 6-8” and insert “paragraphs (6)–(7)”; 

Leave out paragraphs (6), (7) and (8) and insert:

“(6)     Where there is an opposition—

(a)      if the Minister taking questions for oral answer is the First Minister or deputy First Minister, the first and second topical questions to that Minister shall be asked by the Leader of the Opposition and (if any) the Deputy Leader of the Opposition; and

(b)      if the Minister taking questions for oral answer is not the First Minister or deputy First Minister, the first topical question shall be asked by a member of the opposition who has submitted his or her name to the Speaker under paragraph (3) (and if there is more than one such member, the Speaker shall determine by which member the question shall be asked).

(7)           When paragraph (6) has been applied, the Speaker shall determine, by means of a random selection, the members from whom subsequent questions shall be taken.”;

Leave out paragraph (8);

Renumber paragraph (9) as paragraph (8);

Renumber paragraph (10) as paragraph (9);

Renumber paragraph (11) as paragraph (10);

Renumber paragraph (12) as paragraph (11);

Renumber paragraph (13) as paragraph (12); and

In the renumbered paragraph (12), after “paragraphs (2), (8A),”, insert “(8B),””


Chairperson, Committee on Procedures

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 57
Noes: 27

AYES

Nationalist:

Dr Archibald, Mr Boylan, Ms S Bradley, Ms Brogan, Mr Catney, Mr Delargy, 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, Mr McAleer, Mr McCrossan, Mr McGlone, Mr McGrath, Mr McGuigan, Mr McHugh, Ms McLaughlin, Mr McNulty, Ms Mallon, 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.

Unionist:

Dr Aiken, Mr Allen, Mr Allister, Mrs Barton, Mr Beattie, Mr Beggs, Mr Butler, Mr Chambers, Mr Nesbitt, Mr Stewart, Mr Swann.

Other:

Ms Armstrong, Mr Blair, Ms Bradshaw, Mr Carroll, Mr Dickson, Mrs Long, Mr Lyttle, Mr Muir.

Tellers for the Ayes: Ms Armstrong, Ms Brogan.

NOES

Unionist:

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 Buckley.

Total Votes                      84                                Total Ayes                    57        [67.9%]

Nationalist Votes              38                                 Nationalist Ayes            38        [100.0%]

Unionist Votes                 38                                 Unionist Ayes                11        [28.9%]

Other Votes                     8                                  Other Ayes                    8          [100.0%]


The motion was negatived by cross-community vote.

  

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

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

Mr Butler voted for Dr Aiken, Mr Allen, Mrs Barton, Mr Beattie, Mr Beggs, 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 [Teller, Noes], Ms Bunting, Mrs Cameron, 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 and Mr Wells.

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

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

1 March 2022 - Division 9

Second Stage: Trade Union and Labour Relations (Amendment) Bill (NIA Bill 49/17-22)

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 38
Noes: 43

AYES

Dr Archibald, Mr Boylan, Ms S Bradley, Ms Brogan, Mr Carroll, Mr Catney, Mr Delargy, 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, Mr McAleer, Mr McCrossan, Mr McGrath, Mr McGuigan, Mr McHugh, Ms McLaughlin, Mr McNulty, Ms Mallon, 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.

Tellers for the Ayes: Mr Carroll, Mr Sheehan.

NOES

Dr Aiken, Mr Allen, Ms Armstrong, Mrs Barton, Mr Beattie, Mr Blair, Mr M Bradley, Ms P Bradley, Ms Bradshaw, Mr K Buchanan, Mr T Buchanan, Mr Buckley, Ms Bunting, Mr Butler, Mrs Cameron, Mr Chambers, Mr Clarke, Mr Dickson, Mrs Dodds, Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Mrs Erskine, Mr Frew, Mr Givan, Mr Harvey, Mr Hilditch, Mr Humphrey, Mr Irwin, Mrs Long, Mr Lyons, Mr Lyttle, Miss McIlveen, Mr Middleton, Mr Muir, Mr Nesbitt, Mr Newton, Mr Poots, Mr Robinson, Mr Stewart, Mr Storey, Mr Swann, Mr Weir, Mr Wells.

Tellers for the Noes: Mr K Buchanan, Mr Weir.

The Trade Union and Labour Relations (Amendment) Bill (NIA Bill 49/17-22) fell at Second Stage.

 

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

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

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

Mr Clarke voted for Mr M Bradley, Ms P Bradley, Mr K Buchanan [Teller, Noes], Mr T Buchanan, 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, Mr Lyons, Miss McIlveen, Mr Middleton, Mr Newton, Mr Poots, Mr Robinson, Mr Storey, Mr Weir [Teller, Noes] and Mr Wells.

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

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 [Teller, Ayes] and Ms Sheerin.

 

Northern Ireland Assembly

Papers Presented to the Assembly on 1 March 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

Supply and Procurement of Personal Protective Equipment to Local Healthcare Providers (Northern Ireland Audit Office)   
                                                                          

5. Assembly Reports

Inquiry into Private Members’ Bills (NIA 178/27-22) (Committee on Procedures)

Inquiry into Legislative Consent Motions (NIA 179/17-22) (Committee on Procedures)

Report of the Examiner of Statutory Rules to the Assembly and the Appropriate Committees Sixteenth Report of the Session 2021 – 2022 (NIA 191/17-22) (Examiner of Statutory Rules)
                                                                                           

6. Statutory Rules

SR 2022/68 The Marine Licensing (Exempted Activities) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2022 (Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs)

SR 2022/71 The Building (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2022 (Department of Finance)

SR 2022/72 The Public Interest Disclosure (Prescribed Persons) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2022 (Department for the Economy)

SR 2022/73 The Judicial Pensions (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2022 (Department of Justice) 
        

For information only

SR 2022/59 (C.8) The Domestic Abuse and Civil Proceedings Act (Northern Ireland) 2021 (Commencement No. 2) Order (Northern Ireland) 2022 (Department of Justice) 
 

7. Written Ministerial Statements

8. Consultation Documents

 9. Departmental Publications

10. Agency Publications


11. Westminster Publications

12. Miscellaneous Publications

 

PROXY VOTING NOTICES – TUESDAY 1 MARCH 2022

The following Members notified the Speaker, under Standing Order 112, that they wished to avail of proxy voting arrangements for the sitting on Tuesday 1 March 2022:

Steve Aiken

Cara Hunter

Andy Allen

William Irwin

Kellie   Armstrong

Declan   Kearney

Caoimhe   Archibald

Dolores Kelly

Clare Bailey

Gerry Kelly

Rosemary   Barton*

Liz Kimmins

Doug Beattie

Naomi Long

Roy Beggs

Trevor   Lunn***

John Blair

Gordon Lyons

Cathal Boylan

Chris Lyttle

Maurice   Bradley

Nichola   Mallon

Paula Bradley

Declan   McAleer

Paula   Bradshaw

Daniel   McCrossan

Nicola Brogan

Colin McGrath

Keith   Buchanan

Philip   McGuigan

Thomas   Buchanan

Maolíosa   McHugh

Jonathan   Buckley

Michelle   McIlveen

Joanne   Bunting

Sinead   McLaughlin

Robbie   Butler**

Justin   McNulty

Pam Cameron

Gary   Middleton

Pat Catney

Andrew Muir

Alan Chambers

Áine Murphy

Pádraig Delargy

Conor Murphy

Linda Dillon

Mike Nesbitt

Jemma Dolan

Robin Newton

Diane Dodds

Carál Ní   Chuilín

Stephen Dunne

Michelle   O’Neill

Mark Durkan

Matthew   O’Toole

Alex Easton

Edwin Poots

Sinéad Ennis

Aisling   Reilly

Deborah   Erskine

George   Robinson

Ciara   Ferguson

Emma Rogan

Órlaithí   Flynn

Pat Sheehan

Paul Frew

Emma Sheerin

Colm   Gildernew

John Stewart

Paul Givan

Mervyn Storey

Deirdre   Hargey

Claire Sugden

Harry Harvey

Robin Swann

David   Hilditch

Peter Weir

William
  Humphrey

Jim Wells


*Rosemary Barton stipulated that she wished to avail of proxy voting arrangements before 7:00pm on 1 March 2022.

**Robbie Butler stipulated that he wished to avail of proxy voting arrangements after 7:00pm on 1 March 2022.

***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 1 March 2022.

 

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