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Minutes of Proceedings

Session: Session currently unavailable

Date: 16 November 2021

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

1. Prayers

Members observed two minutes' silence.

2 Public Petition

2.1 Extend the High Street Voucher Scheme to 16 and 17 year-olds

Mr Pádraig Delargy was granted leave, in accordance with Standing Order 22, to present a Public Petition to Extend the High Street Voucher Scheme to 16 and 17 year-olds.

3. Executive Committee Business

3.1 Consideration Stage: Health and Social Care Bill (NIA Bill 18/17-22)

Minister of Health

The Minister of Health, Mr Robin Swann, moved the Consideration Stage of the Health and Social Care Bill.

Seven amendments were tabled to the Bill and accepted for debate.

Clauses

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

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

Debate ensued.

The Deputy Speaker, Mr McGlone, took the Chair.

After debate, Amendment 1 inserting new clause 'Continuation of Local Commissioning Groups' was made and it was agreed that the new clause stand part of the Bill.

After debate, Amendment 2 inserting new clause 'Duty to establish bodies for local areas' was made and it was agreed that the new clause stand part of the Bill.

The question being put, it was agreed without division that Clauses 3 to 5 stand part of the Bill.

After debate, Amendment 3 to Clause 6 was made without division.

The question being put, it was agreed without division that Clause 6, as amended, stand part of the Bill.

The question being put, it was agreed without division that Clause 7 stand part of the Bill.

After debate, Amendment 4 to Schedule 1 was made without division.

After debate, Amendment 5 to Schedule 1 was made without division.

After debate, Amendment 6 to Schedule 1 was made without division.

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

After debate, Amendment 7 inserting new schedule 'Local Commissioning Groups' was made and it was agreed that the new schedule stand part of the Bill.

Long Title

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

The Health and Social Care Bill (NIA Bill 18/17-22) stood referred to the Speaker.

3.2 Motion: The Local Government Auditor's Draft Code of Audit Practice 2021

Proposed:

That the Local Government Auditor's Draft Code of Audit Practice 2021 be approved.

Minister for Communities

Debate ensued.

The Question being put, the motion was carried.

3.3 Second Stage: Support for Mortgage Interest etc (Security for Loans) Bill (NIA Bill 42/17-22)

Minister for Communities

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

Debate ensued.

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

The sitting was suspended at 12.44pm.

The sitting resumed at 2.00pm, with the Speaker in the Chair.

4. Question Time

4.1 Finance

Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister of Finance, Mr Conor Murphy.

The Deputy Speaker, Mr Beggs, took the Chair.

5. Executive Committee Business (cont'd)

5.1 Consideration Stage: Horse Racing (Amendment) Bill (NIA Bill 20/17-22)

Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

The Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, Mr Edwin Poots, moved the Consideration Stage of the Horse Racing (Amendment) Bill (NIA Bill 20/17-22).

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

Clauses

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

Debate ensued.

After debate, Amendment 1 to Clause 3 was made without division.

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

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

After debate, Amendment 2 inserting new clause 'Transitional and supplementary provision' was made without division and it was agreed that the new clause stand part of the Bill.

The question being put, it was agreed without division that Clauses 5 and 6 stand part of the Bill.

Long Title

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

The Horse Racing (Amendment) Bill (NIA Bill 20/17-22) stood referred to the Speaker.

6. Committee Business

6.1 Motion: Extension of Committee Stage – Abortion Services (Safe Access Zones) Bill (NIA Bill 35/17-22)

Proposed:

That, in accordance with Standing Order 33(4), the period referred to in Standing Order 33(2) be extended to 28 January 2022, in relation to the Committee Stage of the Abortion Services (Safe Access Zones) Bill.

Chairperson, Committee for Health

Debate ensued.

The Question being put, the motion was carried.

7. Adjournment

Proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

The Speaker

The Assembly adjourned at 3.24pm.

Mr Alex Maskey
The Speaker
16 November 2021

Northern Ireland Assembly

Papers Presented to the Assembly on 16 November 2021

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

5. Assembly Reports

6. Statutory Rules

7. Written Ministerial Statements

8. Consultation Documents

9. Departmental Publications

10. Agency Publications

11. Westminster Publications

12. Miscellaneous Publications

Northern Ireland Assembly Legislation:

Stages in Consideration of Public Bills

First Stage: Introduction of Bill.

Second Stage: General debate of the Bill with an opportunity for Members to vote on its general principles.

Committee Stage (Comm. Stage): Detailed investigation by a Committee which concludes with the publication of a report for consideration by the Assembly.

Consideration Stage (CS): Consideration by the Assembly of, and an opportunity for Members to vote on, the details of the Bill including amendments proposed to the Bill.

Further Consideration Stage (FCS): Consideration by the Assembly of, and an opportunity for Members to vote on, further amendments to the Bill.

Final Stage: Passing or rejecting of Bill by the Assembly, without further amendment.

Royal Assent.

Proceedings as 16 November 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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

13/04/21

26/04/21

28/01/22

14/10/21

16/11/21

 

 

 

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

01/06/21

14/06/21

17/12/21

 

 

 

 

 

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

01/06/21

14/06/21

15/11/21

15/11/21

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

15/11/21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

15/11/21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

11/10/21

09/11/21

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

18/10/21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Domestic   Abuse (Safe Leave) Bill

(NIA   Bill 41/17-22)

19/01/21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

09/11/21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Employment   (Zero Hours Workers and Banded Weekly Working Hours) Bill (NIA Bill 46/17-21)

15/11/21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/ Bills progressing by accelerated passage

PROXY VOTING NOTICES – TUESDAY 16 NOVEMBER 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 16 November 2021:

Steve Aiken

William   Humphrey

Andy Allen

Cara Hunter

Caoimhe Archibald

William Irwin

Kellie   Armstrong

Declan   Kearney

Clare Bailey`

Gerry Kelly

Rosemary   Barton

Liz Kimmins

Doug Beattie

Naomi Long

Roy Beggs

Gordon Lyons

John Blair

Chris Lyttle

Cathal Boylan

Nichola   Mallon

Paula Bradley

Declan   McAleer

Paula   Bradshaw

Daniel   McCrossan

Nicola Brogan

Philip   McGuigan

Keith   Buchanan

Maolíosa   McHugh

Thomas   Buchanan

Michelle   McIlveen

Jonathan   Buckley

Gary   Middleton

Pam Cameron

Áine Murphy

Alan Chambers

Conor Murphy

Trevor Clarke

Mike Nesbitt

Pádraig   Delargy

Robin Newton

Stewart   Dickson

Carál Ní   Chuilín

Linda Dillon

Michelle   O’Neill

Jemma Dolan

Matthew   O’Toole

Diane Dodds

Edwin Poots

Stephen Dunne

Aisling   Reilly

Alex Easton

George   Robinson

Sinead Ennis

Emma Rogan

Deborah   Erskine

Pat Sheehan

Ciara   Ferguson

Emma Sheerin

Órlaithí   Flynn

Christopher   Stalford

Paul Frew

John Stewart

Colm   Gildernew

Mervyn Storey

Paul Givan

Robin Swann

Deirdre   Hargey

Peter Weir

Harry Harvey

Jim Wells

David   Hilditch

 

 

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