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Minutes of Proceedings

Session: Session currently unavailable

Date: 21 September 2021

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

1. Prayers

Members observed two minutes' silence.

2. Speaker's Business

Committee Chairperson Resignation and Appointment

The Speaker informed Members that, with effect from 21 September, Ms Sinéad Ennis had resigned as the Chairperson of the Committee on Standards and Privileges. The Speaker also informed Members that he had received notification from the nominating officer for Sinn Féin that Ms Linda Dillon had been nominated to fill the vacancy of Chairperson of the Committee on Standards and Privileges, also with effect from 21 September.

3. Members' Statements

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

Mr Paul Frew

Ms Jemma Dolan

Mr Pat Catney

Mr Stewart Dickson

Mr Declan McAleer

Ms Paula Bradshaw

Mr Jim Allister

Mr Mervyn Storey

Mr Daniel McCrossan

Mr Gerry Carroll

Mrs Dolores Kelly

Mr Maolíosa McHugh

Mr Chris Lyttle

Mr Alex Easton

 

4. Private Members' Business

4.1 Second Stage: Autism (Amendment) Bill (NIA Bill 31/17-22)

Mrs Pam Cameron moved the Second Stage of the Autism (Amendment) Bill (NIA Bill 31/17-22).

Debate ensued.

The Deputy Speaker, Mr Beggs, took the Chair

The sitting was suspended at 1.01pm.

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

5. Question Time

5.1 Education

Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister of Education, Miss Michelle McIlveen.

The Deputy Speaker, Mr Beggs, took the Chair.

6. Private Members' Business (cont'd)

6.1 Second Stage: Autism (Amendment) Bill (NIA Bill 31/17-22) (cont'd)

Debate resumed.

The Autism (Amendment) Bill (NIA Bill 31/17-22) passed Second Stage.

The Speaker took the Chair

6.2 Second Stage: Political Appointments Bill (NIA Bill 34/17-22)

Mr Jim Allister moved the Second Stage of the Political Appointments Bill (NIA Bill 34/17-22).

Debate ensued.

The Deputy Speaker, Mr McGlone, took the Chair.

The Speaker took the Chair.

The Deputy Speaker, Mr McGlone, took the Chair.

The Political Appointments Bill (NIA Bill 34/17-22) fell at Second Stage (Division).

7. Adjournment

Proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

The Speaker

The Assembly adjourned at 6.29pm.

 

Mr Alex Maskey
The Speaker
21 September 2021

Northern Ireland Assembly

21 September 2021 - Division

Second Stage: Political Appointments Bill (NIA Bill 34/17-22)

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 40
Noes: 48

AYES

Dr Aiken, Mr Allen, Mr Allister, Mrs Barton, Mr Beattie, Mr Beggs, 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 Foster, Mr Frew, Mr Givan, Mr Harvey, Mr Hilditch, Mr Humphrey, Mr Irwin, Mr Lyons, Miss McIlveen, Mr Middleton, Mr Nesbitt, Mr Newton, Mr Poots, Mr Robinson, Mr Stalford, Mr Stewart, Mr Storey, Ms Sugden, Mr Swann, Mr Weir, Mr Wells.

Tellers for the Ayes: Mr Stalford, Mr Wells.

NOES

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

Tellers for the Noes: Dr Archibald, Ms Dillon.

The Political Appointments Bill (NIA Bill 34/17-22) fell at Second Stage.

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

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

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

Mrs Dodds voted for Mrs Foster.

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

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

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

Northern Ireland Assembly

Papers Presented to the Assembly on 21 September 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

SR 2021/258 The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (Coronavirus) (Amendment of Relevant Period in Schedule 8) (No.2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021 (Department for the Economy)

SR 2021/259 The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (Coronavirus) (Amendment of Schedule 11) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021 (Department for the Economy)

SR 2021/260 The Education (Student Fees (Amounts), Loan Repayment and Support etc.) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021 (Department for the Economy)

SR 2021/261 The Pensions Regulator (Employer Resources Test) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021 (Department for Communities)

SR 2021/262 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel, Operator Liability and Information to Passengers) (Amendment No. 6) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021 (Department of Health)

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 21 September 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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

13/04/21

26/04/21

28/01/22

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

05/07/21

13/09/21

01/11/21

 

 

 

 

 

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

05/07/21

20/09/21

08/11/21

 

 

 

 

 

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

06/07/21

13/09/21

01/11/21

 

 

 

 

 

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

14/09/21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

20/09/21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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

 

 

 

 

 

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

12/10/21

 

 

 

 

 

Defamation   Bill (NIA Bill 25/17-22)

07/06/21

14/09/21

02/11/21

 

 

 

 

 

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

05/07/21

21/09/21

09/11/21

 

 

 

 

 

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

06/07/21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/ Bills progressing by accelerated passage

PROXY VOTING NOTICES – TUESDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 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 21 September 2021:

Steve Aiken

Cara Hunter

Andy Allen

William Irwin

Caoimhe   Archibald

Declan   Kearney

Kellie   Armstrong

Dolores Kelly

Rosemary   Barton

Gerry Kelly

Doug Beattie

Liz Kimmins

Roy Beggs

Naomi Long

John Blair

Gordon Lyons

Cathal Boylan

Chris Lyttle

Maurice   Bradley

Nichola   Mallon

Paula Bradley

Declan   McAleer

Sinead   Bradley

Fra McCann

Paula   Bradshaw

Daniel   McCrossan

Nicola Brogan

Patsy McGlone

Keith   Buchanan

Colin McGrath

Thomas   Buchanan

Philip   McGuigan

Jonathan   Buckley

Maolíosa   McHugh

Pam Cameron

Michelle   McIlveen

Pat Catney

Sinead   McLaughlin

Alan Chambers

Justin   McNulty

Trevor Clarke

Gary   Middleton

Pádraig   Delargy

Andrew Muir

Linda Dillon

Áine Murphy

Jemma Dolan

Conor Murphy

Stephen Dunne

Mike Nesbitt

Mark Durkan

Robin Newton

Alex Easton

Carál Ní   Chuilín

Sinead Ennis

Michelle   O’Neill

Ciara   Ferguson

Edwin Poots

Órlaithí   Flynn

George   Robinson

Arlene Foster

Emma Rogan

Paul Frew

Pat Sheehan

Colm   Gildernew

Emma Sheerin

Paul Givan

Christopher   Stalford

Deirdre   Hargey

John Stewart

Harry Harvey

Mervyn Storey

David   Hilditch

Robin Swann

William   Humphrey

Peter Weir

 

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