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Minutes of Proceedings

Session: Session currently unavailable

Date: 30 November 2021

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

1. Prayers

Members observed two minutes' silence.


2. Ministerial Statement

2.1 British-Irish Council Summit Meeting

The Minister of Agriculture Environment and Rural Affairs, Mr Edwin Poots, made a statement regarding the recent British-Irish Council Summit meeting, following which he replied to questions.

2.2 NSMC Inland Waterways Sectoral meeting

The Minister for Infrastructure, Ms Nichola Mallon, made a statement regarding the recent NSMC Inland Waterways Sectoral meeting, following which she replied to questions.

The Deputy Speaker, Mr Beggs, took the Chair.


3 Executive Committee Business

3.1 Motion: Accelerated Passage – Animal Welfare (Service Animals) Bill (NIA Bill 45/17-22)

Proposed:
That the Animal Welfare (Service Animals) Bill proceed under the accelerated passage procedure.

Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

Debate ensued.

The Question being put, the motion was carried with cross-community support (Division 1).

3.2 Second Stage: Animal Welfare (Service Animals) Bill (NIA Bill 45/17-22)

The Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, Mr Edwin Poots, moved Second Stage of the Animal Welfare (Service Animals) Bill (NIA Bill 45/17-22).

Debate ensued.

The Animal Welfare (Service Animals) Bill (NIA Bill 45/17-22) passed Second Stage.

3.3 Consideration Stage: Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill (NIA Bill 22/17-22)

The Minister for the Economy, Mr Gordon Lyons, moved the Consideration Stage of the Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill (NIA Bill 22/17-22).

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

Debate ensued.

The sitting was suspended at 12.58pm.
The sitting resumed at 2.00pm, with the Speaker in the Chair.

4. Question Time

4.1 Communities

Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister for Communities, Ms Deirdre Hargey.

5. Executive Committee Business (cont'd)

5.1 Consideration Stage: Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill (NIA Bill 22/17-22) (cont'd)

Debate resumed.

The Principal Deputy Speaker took the Chair.

Clauses

After debate, Amendment 1 to Clause 1 was made on division (Division 2).

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

The Deputy Speaker, Mr McGlone, took the Chair.

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

After debate, Amendment 3 to Clause 2 was made on division (Division 4).

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

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

After debate, Amendment 4 inserting new clause 'Consultation on leave and pay in cases of miscarriage' was negatived on division (Division 5).

After debate, Amendment 5 to Clause 4 was made without division.

After debate, Amendment 6 to Clause 4 was made without division.

As Amendment 4 was not made, Amendment 7 was not called.

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

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

After debate, Amendment 8 to the Schedule was made without division.

After debate, Amendment 9 to the Schedule was made without division.

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

As Amendment 4 was not made, Amendment 10 was not called.

Long Title

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

The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill (NIA Bill 22/17-22) stood referred to the Speaker.

The Speaker took the Chair.

6. Private Members' Business

6.1 First Stage: Trade Union and Labour Relations (Amendment) Bill (NIA Bill 49/17-22)
Mr Gerry Carroll introduced a Bill to amend the law relating to trade union and labour relations; and for connected purposes.

The Trade Union and Labour Relations (Amendment) Bill (NIA Bill 49/17-22) passed First Stage and was ordered to be printed.


7. Adjournment

Proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

The Speaker

Mr Robbie Butler spoke to his topic regarding a Bypass Road for Moira.

The Assembly adjourned at 7.28pm.

 

Mr Alex Maskey
The Speaker
30 November 2021

 

Northern Ireland Assembly

30 November 2021 – Division 1

Motion: Accelerated Passage – Animal Welfare (Service Animals) Bill (NIA Bill 45/17-22)

Proposed:

That the Animal Welfare (Service Animals) Bill proceed under the accelerated passage procedure.

Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 78
Noes: 4

AYES
NATIONALIST:
Dr Archibald, Mr Boylan, 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, Ms A 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, 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 Stalford, Mr Storey, Mr Swann, Mr Weir, Mr Wells.

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

Tellers for the Ayes: Mr Irwin, Mr Weir.

NOES
UNIONIST:
Mr Allister.

OTHER:
Ms Bailey, Mr Carroll, Miss Woods.

Tellers for the Noes: Mr Allister, Ms Bailey.


Total Votes               82       Total Ayes               78    [95.1%]
Nationalist Votes      35       Nationalist Ayes     35    [100.0%]
Unionist Votes          37       Unionist Ayes         36    [97.3%]
Other Votes              10        Other Ayes               7     [70.0%]

The motion was carried.

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

Ms Bailey voted for 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, Mr Harvey, Mr Hilditch, Mr Humphrey, Mr Irwin [Teller, Ayes], Mr Lyons, Miss McIlveen, Mr Middleton, Mr Newton, Mr Poots, Mr Robinson, Mr Stalford, Mr Storey, Mr Weir [Teller, Ayes] and Mr Wells.

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

Mrs D Kelly voted for Ms McLaughlin.

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

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 O'Toole voted for Mr McCrossan.

 

Northern Ireland Assembly

30 November 2021 – Division 2

Amendment 1: Consideration Stage – Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill (NIA Bill 22/17-22)

Proposed:

Clause 1, Page 3, Line 42

At end insert –

Application in relation to miscarriage
112EF. The Department must by regulations provide that regulations under this Chapter apply in relation to a person who has experienced a miscarriage as they apply in relation to a bereaved parent, with such modifications, if any, as specified in regulations.'

Chairperson, Committee for the Economy

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 51
Noes: 27

AYES
Dr Aiken, Dr Archibald, Ms Armstrong, Mrs Barton, Mr Beattie, Mr Blair, Mr Boylan, Ms Bradshaw, Ms Brogan, Mr Butler, Mr Carroll, Mr Catney, Mr Chambers, Mr Delargy, Mr Dickson, Ms Dillon, Ms Dolan, Mr Durkan, Ms Ennis, Ms Ferguson, Ms Flynn, Mr Gildernew, Ms Hargey, Ms Hunter, Mr Kearney, Mrs D Kelly, Mr G Kelly, Ms Kimmins, Mrs Long, Mr Lyttle, Mr McAleer, Mr McCrossan, Mr McGlone, Mr McGrath, Mr McGuigan, Mr McHugh, Ms McLaughlin, Mr McNulty, Mr Muir, Ms A 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 Swann.
Tellers for the Ayes: Ms Brogan, Ms Kimmins.

NOES
Mr Allister, 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 K Buchanan, Mr Weir.

The amendment was made.

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

Ms Bunting voted for Ms P Bradley, Mr K Buchanan [Teller, Noes], Mr T Buchanan, Mr Buckley, 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 [Teller, Noes] and Mr Wells.

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

Mr Catney voted for Ms Hunter.

Mrs D Kelly voted for Ms McLaughlin.

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

Mr G Kelly 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, Ms Kimmins [Teller, Ayes], 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 O'Toole voted for Mr McCrossan.

 

Northern Ireland Assembly

30 November 2021 – Division 3

Amendment 2: Consideration Stage – Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill (NIA Bill 22/17-22)

Proposed:

Clause 2, Page 4, Line 12

Leave out paragraph (b)

Chairperson, Committee for the Economy

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 52
Noes: 27

AYES
Dr Aiken, Dr Archibald, Ms Armstrong, Ms Bailey, Mrs Barton, Mr Beattie, Mr Blair, Mr Boylan, Ms Bradshaw, Ms Brogan, Mr Butler, Mr Carroll, Mr Catney, Mr Chambers, Mr Delargy, Mr Dickson, Ms Dillon, Ms Dolan, Mr Durkan, Ms Ennis, Ms Ferguson, Ms Flynn, Mr Gildernew, Ms Hargey, Ms Hunter, Mr Kearney, Mrs D Kelly, Mr G Kelly, Ms Kimmins, Mrs Long, Mr Lyttle, Mr McAleer, Mr McCrossan, Mr McGrath, Mr McGuigan, Mr McHugh, Ms McLaughlin, Mr McNulty, Mr Muir, Ms A 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 Swann, Miss Woods.
Tellers for the Ayes: Ms Brogan, Mr Dickson.

NOES
Mr Allister, 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 K Buchanan, Mr Weir.

The amendment was made.

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

Ms Bailey voted for Miss Woods.

Ms Bunting voted for Ms P Bradley, Mr K Buchanan [Teller, Noes], Mr T Buchanan, Mr Buckley, 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 [Teller, Noes] and Mr Wells.

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

Mr Catney voted for Ms Hunter.

Mrs D Kelly voted for Ms McLaughlin.

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

Mr G Kelly 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, 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 O'Toole voted for Mr McCrossan.

 

Northern Ireland Assembly

30 November 2021 – Division 4

Amendment 3: Consideration Stage – Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill (NIA Bill 22/17-22)

Proposed:

Clause 2, Page 4, Line 12

At end insert –

Application in relation to miscarriage
167ZZ19. The Department must by regulations provide that this Part and regulations under it apply in relation to a person who has experienced a miscarriage as they apply in relation to a bereaved parent as set out in section 167ZZ9 (Entitlement) with such modifications, if any, as specified in regulations.'

Chairperson, Committee for the Economy

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 52
Noes: 27

AYES
Dr Aiken, Dr Archibald, Ms Armstrong, Ms Bailey, Mrs Barton, Mr Beattie, Mr Blair, Mr Boylan, Ms Bradshaw, Ms Brogan, Mr Butler, Mr Carroll, Mr Catney, Mr Chambers, Mr Delargy, Mr Dickson, Ms Dillon, Ms Dolan, Mr Durkan, Ms Ennis, Ms Ferguson, Ms Flynn, Mr Gildernew, Ms Hargey, Ms Hunter, Mr Kearney, Mrs D Kelly, Mr G Kelly, Ms Kimmins, Mrs Long, Mr Lyttle, Mr McAleer, Mr McCrossan, Mr McGrath, Mr McGuigan, Mr McHugh, Ms McLaughlin, Mr McNulty, Mr Muir, Ms A 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 Swann, Miss Woods.
Tellers for the Ayes: Dr Archibald, Ms Brogan.

NOES
Mr Allister, 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 K Buchanan, Mr Weir.

The amendment was made.

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

Ms Bailey voted for Miss Woods.

Ms Bunting voted for Ms P Bradley, Mr K Buchanan [Teller, Noes], Mr T Buchanan, Mr Buckley, 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 [Teller, Noes] and Mr Wells.

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

Mr Catney voted for Ms Hunter.

Mrs D Kelly voted for Ms McLaughlin.

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

Mr G Kelly voted for Dr Archibald [Teller, Ayes], Mr Boylan, Ms Brogan [Teller, Ayes], 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 O'Toole voted for Mr McCrossan.

Northern Ireland Assembly

30 November 2021 – Division 5

Amendment 4: Consideration Stage – Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill (NIA Bill 22/17-22)

New Clause

After Clause 3 insert –

Consultation on leave and pay in cases of miscarriage
3A.—(1) The Department for the Economy must consult such persons as it considers appropriate as to whether the entitlements created by this Act to⁠—
(a) leave; and
(b) pay;
which are conferred where a child has died should also be conferred where a person has had a miscarriage.
(2) The consultation may include, in particular, consultation as to⁠—
(a) whether the entitlements should be conferred in all cases where a person has had a miscarriage, or only in some cases;
(b) whether the entitlements to be conferred in such cases should be the same as, or different from, the entitlements that are conferred where a child has died;
(c) whether anyone other than the person who has had the miscarriage should also to be entitled to leave or pay;
(d) whether different entitlements should be conferred in different cases of miscarriage.
(3) The Department must prepare a report on the consultation and⁠—
(a) lay the report before the Assembly, and
(b) publish it in such manner as the Department considers appropriate.
(4) The Department must lay and publish the report under subsection (3) before the end of the period of 2 years beginning with the date on which the first regulations made under the provisions inserted by sections 1 and 2 come into operation.'

Minister for the Economy

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 27
Noes: 49

AYES
Mr Allister, 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 Ayes: Mr K Buchanan, Mr Weir.

NOES
Dr Aiken, Dr Archibald, Ms Armstrong, Ms Bailey, Mrs Barton, Mr Beattie, Mr Blair, Mr Boylan, Ms Bradshaw, Ms Brogan, Mr Butler, Mr Carroll, Mr Catney, Mr Chambers, Mr Delargy, Mr Dickson, Ms Dillon, Ms Dolan, Mr Durkan, Ms Ennis, Ms Ferguson, Ms Flynn, Mr Gildernew, Ms Hargey, Ms Hunter, Mr Kearney, Mr G Kelly, Ms Kimmins, Mrs Long, Mr Lyttle, Mr McAleer, Mr McCrossan, Mr McGuigan, Mr McHugh, Mr McNulty, Mr Muir, Ms A 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 Swann, Miss Woods.
Tellers for the Noes: Dr Archibald, Ms Brogan.

The amendment was negatived.

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

Ms Bailey voted for Miss Woods.

Ms Bunting voted for Ms P Bradley, Mr K Buchanan [Teller, Noes], Mr T Buchanan, Mr Buckley, 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 [Teller, Noes] and Mr Wells.

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

Mr Catney voted for Ms Hunter.

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

Mr G Kelly voted for Dr Archibald [Teller, Ayes], Mr Boylan, Ms Brogan [Teller, Ayes], 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 O'Toole voted for Mr McCrossan.

Northern Ireland Assembly

Papers Presented to the Assembly on 30 November 2021


1. Acts of the Northern Ireland Assembly

2. Bills of the Northern Ireland Assembly

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


3. Orders in Council

4. Publications Laid in the Northern Ireland Assembly

Livestock and Meat Commission Annual Report and Accounts 2020-2021 (Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs)

Bedford Street Developments Limited Directors' Report and Financial Statements for the year ended 31 March 2021 (Department for the Economy)

MRDE Directors' Report and Financial Statements for the year ended 31 March 2021 (Department for the Economy)

5. Assembly Reports

Report on the Draft Budgets 2022-25, for the Northern Ireland Assembly Commission, Northern Ireland Audit Office and Northern Ireland Public Services Ombudsman (Audit Committee)

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 30 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

23/11/21

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

18/01/21

 

 

 

 

 

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

/

/

 

 

 

 

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

29/11/21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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

10/01/22

 

 

 

 

 

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

11/10/21

09/11/21

11/01/22

 

 

 

 

 

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

18/10/21

22/01/21

24/01/22

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 30 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 30 November 2021:

Steve Aiken

William Humphrey

Caoimhe Archibald

Cara Hunter

Kellie Armstrong

William Irwin

Rosemary Barton**

Declan Kearney

Doug Beattie

Liz Kimmins

Roy Beggs

Naomi Long

John Blair

Gordon Lyons

Cathal Boylan

Chris Lyttle

Paula Bradley

Declan McAleer

Paula Bradshaw

Daniel McCrossan

Nicola Brogan

Philip McGuigan

Keith Buchanan

Maolíosa McHugh

Thomas Buchanan

Michelle McIlveen

Jonathan Buckley

Sinéad McLaughlin

Robbie Butler*

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

John O’Dowd

Jemma Dolan

Michelle O’Neill

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

Mervyn Storey

Colm Gildernew

Robin Swann

Paul Givan

Peter Weir

Deirdre Hargey

Jim Wells

Harry Harvey

Rachel Woods

David Hilditch

 

*Robbie Butler stipulated that he wished to avail of proxy voting arrangements for business conducted before 3:30pm on 30 November 2021.

**Rosemary Barton stipulated that she wished to avail of proxy voting arrangements for business conducted after 3:30pm on 30 November 2021.

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