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Minutes of Proceedings

Session: Session currently unavailable

Date: 14 December 2021

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

1. Prayers

Members observed two minutes' silence.


2. Ministerial Statement

2.1 Avian Influenza in Northern Ireland

The Principal Deputy Speaker took the Chair.

The Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, Mr Edwin Poots, made a statement regarding Avian Influenza in Northern Ireland, following which he replied to questions.

 

3. Executive Committee Business

3.1 First Stage: Welfare Supplementary Payments (Amendment) Bill (NIA Bill 50/17-22)

The Minister for Communities, Ms Deirdre Hargey, introduced a Bill to change the end date for qualifying for payments under Article 137A of the Welfare Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2015; and provide for monitoring of and reporting on arrangements for payments having effect by virtue of Article 137 and Article 137A of that Order.

The Welfare Supplementary Payments (Amendment) Bill (NIA Bill 50/17-22) passed First Stage and was ordered to be printed.

3.2 Consideration Stage: Social Security (Terminal Illness) Bill (NIA Bill 47/17-22)

The Minister for Communities, Ms Deirdre Hargey, moved the Consideration Stage of the Social Security (Terminal Illness) Bill (NIA Bill 47/17-22).

No amendments were tabled to the Bill.

Clauses
The question being put, it was agreed without division that Clauses 1 to 3 stand part of the Bill.

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

The Social Security (Terminal Illness) Bill (NIA Bill 47/17-22) stood referred to the Speaker.

3.3 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 Consideration Stage of the Animal Welfare (Service Animals) Bill (NIA Bill 45/17-22).

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 Animal Welfare (Service Animals) Bill (NIA Bill 45/17-22) stood referred to the Speaker.

3.4 Final Stage: Criminal Justice (Committal Reform) Bill (NIA Bill 11/17-22)

The Minister of Justice, Mrs Naomi Long, moved that the Final Stage of the Criminal Justice (Committal Reform) Bill (NIA Bill 11/17-22) do now pass.

Debate ensued.

The Deputy Speaker, Mr Beggs, took the Chair.

The Criminal Justice (Committal Reform) Bill (NIA Bill 11/17-22) passed Final Stage.

The Speaker took the Chair.

3.5 Motion: The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021 (Amendment No. 19) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021

Proposed:

That the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021 (Amendment No. 19) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021 be approved.

Minister of Health

Debate resumed on the motion which was not completed when the sitting adjourned on Monday 13 December 2021.

The Question being put, the motion was carried (Division 1).

The Deputy Speaker, Mr Beggs, took the Chair.

4. Committee Business

4.1 Motion: Extension of Committee Stage – Hospital Parking Charges Bill (NIA Bill 40/17-22)

Proposed:

That, in accordance with Standing Order 33(4), the period referred to in Standing Order 33(2) be extended to 28 February 2022, in relation to the Committee Stage of the Hospital Parking Charges Bill.

Chairperson, Committee of Health

Debate ensued.

The Question being put, the motion was carried.

4.2 Motion: Extension of Committee Stage – Support for Mortgage Interest etc (Security for Loans) Bill (NIA Bill 42/17-22)

Proposed:

That, in accordance with Standing Order 33(4), the period referred to in Standing Order 33(2) be extended to 18 February 2022, in relation to the Committee Stage of the Support for Mortgage Interest etc (Security for Loans) Bill.

Chairperson, Committee for Communities

Debate ensued.

The Question being put, the motion was carried.

4.3 Motion: Extension of Committee Stage – Education (Curriculum) (CPR and AED) Bill (NIA Bill 38/17-22)

Proposed:

That, in accordance with Standing Order 33(4), the period referred to in Standing Order 33(2) be extended to 2 February 2022, in relation to the Committee Stage of the Education (Curriculum) CPR and AED Bill.

Chairperson, Committee for Education

Debate ensued.

The Question being put, the motion was carried.

4.4 Motion: Extension of Committee Stage – Period Products (Free Provision) Bill (NIA Bill 39/17-22)

Proposed:

That, in accordance with Standing Order 33(4), the period referred to in Standing Order 33(2) be extended to 2 February 2022, in relation to the Committee Stage of the Period Products (Free Provision) Bill.

Chairperson, Committee for Education

Debate ensued.

The Question being put, the motion was carried.

The Speaker took the Chair.


5. Private Members' Business

5.1 Consideration Stage: Severe Fetal Impairment Abortion (Amendment) Bill (NIA Bill 15/17-22)

Mr Christopher Stalford moved the Consideration Stage of the Severe Fetal Impairment Abortion (Amendment) Bill (NIA Bill 15/17-22).

One amendment was tabled to the Bill and selected for debate.

Debate ensued.

The debate stood suspended for Question Time.

The Principal Deputy Speaker took 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.

 

7. Private Members' Business (cont'd)

7.1 Consideration Stage: Severe Fetal Impairment Abortion (Amendment) Bill (NIA Bill 15/17-22) (cont'd)

Debate resumed.

Clauses
After debate, the question that Clause 1 stand part of the Bill, was negatived on division (Division 2).

After debate, Amendment 2 to Clause 2 was negatived on division (Division 3).

After debate, the question that Clause 2 stand part of the Bill, was negatived on division (Division 4).

Long Title
The question that the Long Title be agreed to, was negatived on division (Division 5).

The Severe Fetal Impairment Abortion (Amendment) Bill (NIA Bill 15/17-22) stood referred to the Speaker.

The Deputy Speaker, Mr Beggs, took the Chair.

8. Adjournment

Proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

The Speaker

The Assembly adjourned at 6.36pm.

Mr Christopher Stalford spoke to his topic regarding Belfast Rapid Transit in South Belfast.

Mr Alex Maskey
The Speaker
14 December 2021

Northern Ireland Assembly

14 December 2021 - Division 1

Motion: The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021 (Amendment No. 19) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021

Proposed:

That the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021 (Amendment No. 19) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021 be approved.

Minister of Health

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 59
Noes: 24

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 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 Catney, Mr Chambers.

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 Harvey, Mr Hilditch, Mr Humphrey, Mr Irwin, Mr Newton, Mr Robinson, Mr Stalford, Mr Storey, Mr Weir, Mr Wells.
Tellers for the Noes: Mrs Erskine, Mr Weir.

The following Member voted in both Lobbies and is therefore not counted in the result:
Mr Carroll.

The motion was carried.

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 Lyttle and Mr Muir.

Ms Bailey voted for Ms Sugden and Miss Woods.

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

Mr Butler voted for Mr Allen, Mr Aiken, Mrs Barton, Mr Beattie, Mr Beggs, Mr Chambers [Teller, Ayes], Mr Nesbitt, Mr Stewart and Mr Swann.

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

 

Northern Ireland Assembly

14 December 2021 - Division 2

Consideration Stage: Severe Fetal Impairment Abortion (Amendment) Bill (NIA Bill 15/17-22) – Clause 1

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 43
Noes: 45

AYES
Mr Allister, Mrs Barton, Mr Beggs, Mr M Bradley, Ms P Bradley, Ms S Bradley, Mr K Buchanan, Mr T Buchanan, Mr Buckley, Ms Bunting, Mr Butler, Mrs Cameron, Mr Chambers, Mr Clarke, Mrs Dodds, Mr Dunne, Mr Durkan, Mr Easton, Mrs Erskine, Mr Frew, Mr Givan, Mr Harvey, Mr Hilditch, Mr Humphrey, Mr Irwin, Mrs D Kelly, Mr Lunn, Mr Lyons, Mr Lyttle, Mr McCrossan, Mr McGlone, Mr McGrath, Miss McIlveen, Mr McNulty, Ms Mallon, Mr Middleton, Mr Newton, Mr Poots, Mr Robinson, Mr Stalford, Mr Storey, Mr Weir, Mr Wells.
Tellers for the Ayes: Mr Givan, Mr Lunn.

NOES
Dr Aiken, Mr Allen, Dr Archibald, Ms Armstrong, Ms Bailey, Mr Beattie, Mr Blair, Mr Boylan, Ms Bradshaw, Ms Brogan, Mr Carroll, Mr Catney, Mr Delargy, Mr Dickson, Ms Dillon, Ms Dolan, Ms Ennis, Ms Ferguson, Ms Flynn, Mr Gildernew, Ms Hargey, Ms Hunter, Mr Kearney, Mr G Kelly, Ms Kimmins, Mrs Long, Mr McAleer, Mr McGuigan, Mr McHugh, Ms McLaughlin, 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, Miss Woods.
Tellers for the Noes: Ms Bailey, Mr Carroll.

Clause 1 was negatived.

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 Lyttle and Mr Muir.

Ms Bailey [Teller Noes] voted for Ms Sugden and Miss Woods.

Ms Bunting voted for 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 [Teller, Ayes], Mr Harvey, Mr Hilditch, Mr Humphrey, Mr Irwin, My 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 Allen, Mr Aiken, Mrs Barton, Mr Beattie, Mr Beggs, Mr Chambers, Mr Nesbitt and Mr Stewart.

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

Northern Ireland Assembly

14 December 2021 - Division 3

Consideration Stage: Severe Fetal Impairment Abortion (Amendment) Bill (NIA Bill 15/17-22) – Amendment 1

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 43
Noes: 45

AYES
Mr Allister, Mrs Barton, Mr Beggs, Mr M Bradley, Ms P Bradley, Ms S Bradley, Mr K Buchanan, Mr T Buchanan, Mr Buckley, Ms Bunting, Mr Butler, Mrs Cameron, Mr Chambers, Mr Clarke, Mrs Dodds, Mr Dunne, Mr Durkan, Mr Easton, Mrs Erskine, Mr Frew, Mr Givan, Mr Harvey, Mr Hilditch, Mr Humphrey, Mr Irwin, Mrs D Kelly, Mr Lunn, Mr Lyons, Mr Lyttle, Mr McCrossan, Mr McGlone, Mr McGrath, Miss McIlveen, Mr McNulty, Ms Mallon, Mr Middleton, Mr Newton, Mr Poots, Mr Robinson, Mr Stalford, Mr Storey, Mr Weir, Mr Wells.
Tellers for the Ayes: Mrs Cameron, Mr Givan.

NOES
Dr Aiken, Mr Allen, Dr Archibald, Ms Armstrong, Ms Bailey, Mr Beattie, Mr Blair, Mr Boylan, Ms Bradshaw, Ms Brogan, Mr Carroll, Mr Catney, Mr Delargy, Mr Dickson, Ms Dillon, Ms Dolan, Ms Ennis, Ms Ferguson, Ms Flynn, Mr Gildernew, Ms Hargey, Ms Hunter, Mr Kearney, Mr G Kelly, Ms Kimmins, Mrs Long, Mr McAleer, Mr McGuigan, Mr McHugh, Ms McLaughlin, 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, Miss Woods.
Tellers for the Noes: Ms Bailey, Mr Carroll.

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, Mr Dickson, Mrs Long, Mr Lyttle and Mr Muir.

Ms Bailey [Teller Noes] voted for Ms Sugden and Miss Woods.

Ms Bunting voted for Ms P Bradley, Mr K Buchanan, Mr T Buchanan, Mr Buckley, Mrs Cameron [Teller, Ayes], Mr Clarke, Mrs Dodds, Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Mrs Erskine, Mr Frew, Mr Givan [Teller, Ayes], Mr Harvey, Mr Hilditch, Mr Humphrey, Mr Irwin, My 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 Allen, Mr Aiken, Mrs Barton, Mr Beattie, Mr Beggs, Mr Chambers, Mr Nesbitt and Mr Stewart.

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

 

Northern Ireland Assembly

14 December 2021 - Division 4

Consideration Stage: Severe Fetal Impairment Abortion (Amendment) Bill (NIA Bill 15/17-22) – Clause 2

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 43
Noes: 45

AYES
Mr Allister, Mrs Barton, Mr Beggs, Mr M Bradley, Ms P Bradley, Ms S Bradley, Mr K Buchanan, Mr T Buchanan, Mr Buckley, Ms Bunting, Mr Butler, Mrs Cameron, Mr Chambers, Mr Clarke, Mrs Dodds, Mr Dunne, Mr Durkan, Mr Easton, Mrs Erskine, Mr Frew, Mr Givan, Mr Harvey, Mr Hilditch, Mr Humphrey, Mr Irwin, Mrs D Kelly, Mr Lunn, Mr Lyons, Mr Lyttle, Mr McCrossan, Mr McGlone, Mr McGrath, Miss McIlveen, Mr McNulty, Ms Mallon, Mr Middleton, Mr Newton, Mr Poots, Mr Robinson, Mr Stalford, Mr Storey, Mr Weir, Mr Wells.
Tellers for the Ayes: Mrs Cameron, Mrs Erskine.

NOES
Dr Aiken, Mr Allen, Dr Archibald, Ms Armstrong, Ms Bailey, Mr Beattie, Mr Blair, Mr Boylan, Ms Bradshaw, Ms Brogan, Mr Carroll, Mr Catney, Mr Delargy, Mr Dickson, Ms Dillon, Ms Dolan, Ms Ennis, Ms Ferguson, Ms Flynn, Mr Gildernew, Ms Hargey, Ms Hunter, Mr Kearney, Mr G Kelly, Ms Kimmins, Mrs Long, Mr McAleer, Mr McGuigan, Mr McHugh, Ms McLaughlin, 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, Miss Woods.
Tellers for the Noes: Ms Bailey, Mr Carroll.

Clause 2 was negatived.

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 Lyttle and Mr Muir.

Ms Bailey [Teller Noes] voted for Ms Sugden and Miss Woods.

Ms Bunting voted for Ms P Bradley, Mr K Buchanan, Mr T Buchanan, Mr Buckley, Mrs Cameron [Teller, Ayes], Mr Clarke, Mrs Dodds, Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Mrs Erskine [Teller, Ayes], Mr Frew, Mr Givan, Mr Harvey, Mr Hilditch, Mr Humphrey, Mr Irwin, My 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 Allen, Mr Aiken, Mrs Barton, Mr Beattie, Mr Beggs, Mr Chambers, Mr Nesbitt and Mr Stewart.

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

Northern Ireland Assembly

14 December 2021 - Division 5

Consideration Stage: Severe Fetal Impairment Abortion (Amendment) Bill (NIA Bill 15/17-22) – Long Title

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 42
Noes: 45

AYES
Mr Allister, Mrs Barton, Mr Beggs, Mr M Bradley, Ms P Bradley, Ms S Bradley, Mr K Buchanan, Mr T Buchanan, Mr Buckley, Ms Bunting, Mr Butler, Mrs Cameron, Mr Chambers, Mr Clarke, Mrs Dodds, Mr Dunne, Mr Durkan, Mr Easton, Mrs Erskine, Mr Frew, Mr Givan, Mr Harvey, Mr Hilditch, Mr Humphrey, Mr Irwin, Mrs D Kelly, Mr Lyons, Mr Lyttle, Mr McCrossan, Mr McGlone, Mr McGrath, Miss McIlveen, Mr McNulty, Ms Mallon, Mr Middleton, Mr Newton, Mr Poots, Mr Robinson, Mr Stalford, Mr Storey, Mr Weir, Mr Wells.
Tellers for the Ayes: Mrs Cameron, Mrs Erskine.

NOES
Dr Aiken, Mr Allen, Dr Archibald, Ms Armstrong, Ms Bailey, Mr Beattie, Mr Blair, Mr Boylan, Ms Bradshaw, Ms Brogan, Mr Carroll, Mr Catney, Mr Delargy, Mr Dickson, Ms Dillon, Ms Dolan, Ms Ennis, Ms Ferguson, Ms Flynn, Mr Gildernew, Ms Hargey, Ms Hunter, Mr Kearney, Mr G Kelly, Ms Kimmins, Mrs Long, Mr McAleer, Mr McGuigan, Mr McHugh, Ms McLaughlin, 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, Miss Woods.
Tellers for the Noes: Ms Bailey, Mr Carroll.

The Long Title was negatived.

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 Lyttle and Mr Muir.

Ms Bailey [Teller Noes] voted for Ms Sugden and Miss Woods.

Ms Bunting voted for Ms P Bradley, Mr K Buchanan, Mr T Buchanan, Mr Buckley, Mrs Cameron [Teller, Ayes], Mr Clarke, Mrs Dodds, Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Mrs Erskine [Teller, Ayes], Mr Frew, Mr Givan, Mr Harvey, Mr Hilditch, Mr Humphrey, Mr Irwin, My 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 Allen, Mr Aiken, Mrs Barton, Mr Beattie, Mr Beggs, Mr Chambers, Mr Nesbitt and Mr Stewart.

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

 

Northern Ireland Assembly

Papers Presented to the Assembly on 14 December 2021

1. Acts of the Northern Ireland Assembly

2. Bills of the Northern Ireland Assembly

Welfare Supplementary Payments (Amendment) Bill (NIA Bill 50/17-22)

3. Orders in Council

4. Publications Laid in the Northern Ireland Assembly

5. Assembly Reports

6. Statutory Rules

SR 2021/340 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (2021 Consolidation) (Amendment No. 12) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021 (Department of Health)

7. Written Ministerial Statements

8. Consultation Documents

2021 Review of the Caravans Act (NI) 2011 (Department for Communities)

9. Departmental Publications

10. Agency Publications

Quarterly Sickness Absence in the Northern Ireland Civil Service July 2021-September 2021 (Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency)
Contract Award and Management of Project Stratum (Northern Ireland Audit Office)

11. Westminster Publications

12. Miscellaneous Publications


Northern Ireland Assembly Legislation:

Stages in Consideration of Public Bills

First Stage: Introduction of Bill.
Second Stage: General debate of the Bill with an opportunity for Members to vote on its general principles.
Committee Stage (Comm. Stage): Detailed investigation by a Committee which concludes with the publication of a report for consideration by the Assembly.
Consideration Stage (CS): Consideration by the Assembly of, and an opportunity for Members to vote on, the details of the Bill including amendments proposed to the Bill.
Further Consideration Stage (FCS): Consideration by the Assembly of, and an opportunity for Members to vote on, further amendments to the Bill.
Final Stage: Passing or rejecting of Bill by the Assembly, without further amendment.
Royal Assent.

Proceedings as 14 December 2021

2017-2022 Mandate
Executive Bills

Title &
NIA Bill Number

First
Stage

Second Stage

Comm. Stage to Conclude

Report Ordered to be Printed

CS

FCS

Final Stage

Royal Assent

Budget Bill (NIA Bill 02/17-22)

24/02/20

25/02/20

/

/

02/03/20

03/03/20

09/03/20

26/03/20

Domestic Abuse and Civil Proceedings Bill (NIA Bill 03/17-22)

31/03/20

28/04/20

15/10/20

15/10/20

17/11/20

15/12/20

18/01/21

01/03/21

Private Tenancies (Coronavirus Modifications) Bill (NIA Bill 04/17-22)

21/04/20

21/04/20

/

/

28/04/20

/

28/04/20

04/05/20

Budget (No. 2) Bill (NIA Bill 05/17-22)

26/05/20

26/05/20

/

/

01/06/20

02/06/20

02/06/20

17/06/20

Housing Amendment Bill (NIA Bill 06/17-22)

26/05/20

01/06/20

/

/

16/06/20

23/06/20

30/06/20

28/08/20

Pension Schemes Bill (NIA Bill 07/17-22)

23/06/20

07/07/20

29/01/21

19/11/20

04/05/21

17/05/21

01/06/21

09/08/21

Executive Committee (Functions) Bill (NIA Bill 08/17-22)

06/07/20

06/07/20

/

/

21/07/20

27/07/20

28/07/20

25/08/20

Budget (No. 3) Bill

(NIA Bill 09/17-22)

19/10/20

20/10/20

/

/

02/11/20

09/11/20

10/11/20

25/11/20

The Licensing and Registration of Clubs (Amendment) Bill

(NIA Bill 10/17-22)

19/10/20

03/11/20

15/05/21

13/05/21

08/06/21

21/06/21

29/06/21

26/08/21

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

03/11/20

16/11/20

11/06/21

10/06/21

23/11/21

06/12/21

14/12/21

 

The Harbours (Grants and Loans Limit) Bill (NIA Bill 12/17-22)

23/11/20

01/12/20

/

/

14/12/20

19/01/21

25/01/21

01/03/21

Protection from Stalking Bill (NIA Bill 14/17-22)

18/01/20

08/02/21

10/12/21

 

 

 

 

 

The Damages (Return on Investment) Bill (NIA Bill 16/17-22)

01/03/21

09/03/21

28/10/21

21/10/21

15/11/21

29/11/21

07/12/21

 

Budget Bill (NIA Bill 17/17-22)

01/03/21

02/03/21

/

/

08/03/21

09/03/21

09/03/21

23/03/21

Health and Social Care Bill (NIA Bill 18/17/22)


08/03/21

 

16/03/21

01/10/21

30/09/21

16/11/21

29/11/21

07/12/21

 

Horse Racing (Amendment) Bill (NIA Bill 20/17-22)

13/04/21

26/04/21

28/01/22

14/10/21

16/11/21

29/11/21

07/12/21

 

The Financial Reporting (Departments and Public Bodies) Bill (NIA Bill 21/17-22)

01/06/21

14/06/21

17/12/21

17/11/21

07/12/21

 

 

 

The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill (NIA Bill 22/17-22)

01/06/21

14/06/21

15/11/21

15/11/21

30/11/21

 

 

 

Budget (No.2) Bill (NIA Bill 24/17-22)

07/06/21

08/06/21

/

/

14/06/21

21/06/21

22/06/21

04/08/21

Local Government (Meetings and Performance) Bill (NIA Bill 26/17-22)

14/06/21

22/06/21

/

/

28/06/21

05/07/21

06/07/21

26/08/21

Charities Bill (NIA Bill 27/17-22)

21/06/21

29/06/21

10/12/21

 

 

 

 

 

Climate Change (No. 2) Bill (NIA Bill 28/17-22)

05/07/21

27/09/21

28/01/22

 

 

 

 

 

Justice (Sexual Offences and Trafficking Victims) Bill (NIA Bill 29/17-22)

05/07/21

13/09/21

28/01/22

 

 

 

 

 

Organ and Tissue (Deemed Consent) Bill (NIA Bill 30/17-22)

05/07/21

20/09/21

21/01/22

 

 

 

 

 

Private Tenancies Bill (NIA Bill 32/17-22)

06/07/21

13/09/21

14/01/22

 

 

 

 

 

Betting, Gaming, Lotteries and Amusements (Amendment) Bill (NIA Bill 36/17-22)

14/09/21

27/09/21

28/01/22

 

 

 

 

 

Adoption and Children Bill (NIA Bill 37/17-22)

20/09/21

05/10/21

28/01/22

 

 

 

 

 

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

08/11/21

16/11/21

18/02/21

 

 

 

 

 

Non-domestic Rates Valuations (Coronavirus) Bill (NIA Bill 44/17-22)

15/11/21

23/11/21

25/01/21

 

 

 

 

 

Animal Welfare (Service Animals) Bill (NIA Bill 45/17-22)

15/11/21

30/11/21

/

/

14/12/21

 

 

 

Social Security (Terminal Illness) Bill (NIA Bill 17/17-22)

29/11/21

07/12/21

/

/

14/12/21

 

 

 

Welfare Supplementary Payments (Amendment) Bill (NIA Bill 50/17-22)

14/12/21            

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


2017-2022 Mandate
Non-Executive Bills

Title &
NIA Bill Number

First
Stage

Second Stage

Comm. Stage to Conclude

Report Ordered to be Printed

CS

FCS

Final Stage

Royal Assent

Functioning of Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill (NIA Bill 01/17-22)

03/02/20

16/03/20

02/12/20

11/11/20

24/11/20

19/01/21

02/02/20

22/03/21

Assembly Members (Remuneration Board) Bill

(NIA Bill 13/17-22)

14/12/20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Severe Fetal Impairment Abortion (Amendment) Bill

(NIA Bill 15/17-22)

16/02/21

15/03/21

19/11/21

11/11/21

14/12/21

 

 

 

Climate Change Bill (NIA Bill 19/17-22)

22/03/21

10/05/21

17/12/21

 

 

 

 

 

The Integrated Education Bill (NIA Bill 23/17-22)

01/06/21

06/07/21

24/11/21

24/11/21

 

 

 

 

Defamation Bill (NIA Bill 25/17-22)

07/06/21

14/09/21

28/01/22

 

 

 

 

 

Autism (Amendment) Bill (NIA Bill 31/17-22)

05/07/21

21/09/21

14/01/22

 

 

 

 

 

Small Scale Green Energy Bill (NIA Bill 33/17-22)

06/07/21

28/09/21

28/01/22

 

 

 

 

 

Political Appointments Bill (NIA Bill 34/17-22)

06/07/21

Bill fell at Second Stage on 21/09/21

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abortion Services (Safe Access Zones) Bill (NIA Bill 35/17-22)

13/09/21

12/10/21

28/01/22

 

 

 

 

 

Education (Curriculum) (CPR and AED) Bill (NIA Bill 38/17-22)

04/10/21

08/11/21

02/02/22

 

 

 

 

 

Free Period Products Bill (NIA Bill 39/17-22)

11/10/21

09/11/21

02/02/22

 

 

 

 

 

Hospital Parking Charges Bill (NIA Bill 40/17-22)

18/10/21

22/01/21

28/02/22

 

 

 

 

 

Domestic Abuse (Safe Leave) Bill

(NIA Bill 41/17-22)

19/10/21

29/11/21

31/01/22

 

 

 

 

 

Hunting of Wild Mammals Bill (NIA Bill 43/17-22)

09/11/21

Bill fell at Second Stage on 06/12/21

 

 

 

 

 

 

Employment (Zero Hours Workers and Banded Weekly Working Hours) Bill (NIA Bill 46/17-22)

15/11/21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Onshore Fracking (Prohibition) Bill (NIA Bill 48/17-22)

29/11/21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

30/11/21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


/ Bills progressing by accelerated passage

PROXY VOTING NOTICES – TUESDAY 14 DECEMBER 2021

The following Members notified the Speaker, under Standing Order 112, that they wished to avail of proxy voting arrangements for the sitting on Tuesday 14 December 2021:

Steve Aiken

Declan Kearney

Andy Allen

Dolores Kelly

Caoimhe Archibald

Liz Kimmins

Rosemary Barton

Naomi Long

Doug Beattie

Gordon Lyons

Roy Beggs

Chris Lyttle

John Blair

Nichola Mallon

Cathal Boylan

Declan McAleer

Paula Bradley

Daniel McCrossan

Sinéad Bradley

Patsy McGlone

Paula Bradshaw

Philip McGuigan

Nicola Brogan

Maolíosa McHugh

Keith Buchanan

Michelle McIlveen

Thomas Buchanan

Sinead McLaughlin

Jonathan Buckley

Justin McNulty

Pam Cameron

Gary Middleton

Pat Catney

Andrew Muir

Alan Chambers

Áine Murphy

Trevor Clarke

Conor Murphy

Pádraig Delargy

Mike Nesbitt

Stewart Dickson

Robin Newton

Linda Dillon

Carál Ní Chuilín

Jemma Dolan

John O’Dowd

Diane Dodds

Michelle O’Neill

Stephen Dunne

Matthew O’Toole

Mark Durkan

Edwin Poots

Alex Easton

Aisling Reilly

Sinead Ennis

George Robinson

Deborah Erskine

Emma Rogan

Ciara Ferguson

Pat Sheehan

Órlaithí Flynn

Emma Sheerin

Paul Frew

Christopher Stalford

Colm Gildernew

John Stewart

Paul Givan

Mervyn Storey

Deirdre Hargey

Claire Sugden

Harry Harvey

Robin Swann

David Hilditch

Peter Weir

William Humphrey

Jim Wells

Cara Hunter

Rachel Woods

William Irwin

 

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