Minutes of Proceedings

Session: 2013/2014

Date: 01 October 2013

Venue: Plenary Chamber

The Assembly met at 10.30am, the Principal Deputy Speaker (Mr Mclaughlin) in the Chair.

1. Personal Prayer or Meditation

Members observed two minutes’ silence.

2. Assembly Business

2.1 Motion – Committee Membership

Proposed:

That Mr Kieran McCarthy replace Mr Stewart Dickson as a member of the Committee for Regional Development; that Mr Stewart Dickson replace Mrs Judith Cochrane as a member of the Committee for Social Development; that Mr Trevor Lunn replace Mr Kieran McCarthy as a member of the Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development; that Mr Trevor Lunn replace Mr Stewart Dickson as a member of the Assembly and Executive Review Committee; and that Mr Kieran McCarthy replace Mr Chris Lyttle as a member of the Committee on Procedures.

Mr S Dickson

The Question being put, the Motion was carried without division.

3. Executive Committee Business

3.1 Second Stage - Local Government Bill (NIA 28/11-15)

The Minister of the Environment moved the Second Stage of the Local Government Bill (NIA 28/11-15).

Debate ensued.

The sitting was suspended at 12.34pm.

The sitting resumed at 2.00pm, with the Deputy Speaker (Mr Dallat) in the Chair.

4. Question Time

4.1 Social Development

Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister for Social Development, Mr Nelson McCausland.

4.2 Agriculture and Rural Development

Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mrs Michelle O’Neill.

5. Executive Committee Business (Cont’d)

5.1 Second Stage - Local Government Bill (NIA 28/11-15)

Debate resumed on the Bill.

The Speaker took the Chair.

The Deputy Speaker (Mr Beggs) took the Chair.

The Speaker took the Chair.

The Local Government Bill (NIA 28/11-15) passed Second Stage (Division).

6. Adjournment

Proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

The Speaker

The Assembly adjourned at 7.09pm.

Mr William Hay
The Speaker
1 October 2013

Northern Ireland Assembly

1 October 2013

Division

Second Stage - Local Government Bill (NIA 28/11-15)

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 64
Noes: 12

AYES

Mr Anderson, Mr Attwood, Mr Bell, Mr Boylan, Ms P Bradley, Ms Brown, Mr Buchanan, Mr Byrne, Mr Campbell, Mr Clarke, Mrs Cochrane, Mr Craig, Mr Dickson, Mr Douglas, Mr Dunne, Mr Durkan, Mr Easton, Mr Eastwood, Dr Farry, Mr Flanagan, Mr Ford, Mrs Foster, Mr Frew, Mr Girvan, Mr Givan, Mrs Hale, Mr Hazzard, Mr Hilditch, Mr Humphrey, Mr Irwin, Mrs D Kelly, Mr G Kelly, Ms Lo, Mr Lynch, Mr McAleer, Ms J McCann, Mr McCausland, Ms McCorley,
Mr I McCrea, Dr McDonnell, Mr McElduff, Ms McGahan, Mr McGlone, Mr D McIlveen, Miss M McIlveen, Mr McKinney, Mr A Maginness, Mr Milne, Lord Morrow, Mr Moutray, Mr Newton, Ms Ní Chuilín, Mr Ó hOisín, Mr Poots, Mr P Ramsey, Mr G Robinson, Mr Rogers, Mr Ross, Ms Ruane, Mr Sheehan, Mr Storey, Mr Weir, Mr Wells, Mr Wilson.

Tellers for the Ayes: Mr Boylan and Mr McKinney

NOES

Mr Allister, Mr Copeland, Mr Cree, Mr Elliott, Mr Gardiner, Mr Kennedy, Mr Kinahan, Mr McCallister, Mr B McCrea, Mr McGimpsey, Mr Nesbitt, Mrs Overend.

Tellers for the Noes: Mr Elliott and Mr Kinahan

The Second Stage was agreed. 

Northern Ireland Assembly

Papers Presented to the Assembly on
1 October 2013

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

S. R. 2013/232 The Lisburn Road, Ballynahinch (Abandonment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2013 (DRD)

For Information Only:

S. R. 2013/231 The Parking Places (Disabled Persons' Vehicles)(Amendment No.5) Order (Northern Ireland) 2013 (DRD)

7. Written Ministerial Statements

8. Consultation Documents

9. Departmental Publications

Public Consultation on Policy Options Arising from the Reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (Pillar I Direct Payments) (DARD)

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 at 2 October 2013

2011-2015 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

Marine Bill 5/11-15

21.02.12

05.03.12

06.07.12

05.07.12

30.04.13

13.05.13

21.05.13

17.09.13

Welfare Reform Bill 13/11-15

01.10.12

09.10.12

19.02.13

14.02.13

 

 

 

 

Education Bill 14/11-15

02.10.12

15.10.12

08.04.13

08.04.13

 

 

 

 

Planning Bill 17/11-15

14.01.13

22.01.13

07.06.13

06.06.13

24.06.13 & 25.06.13

 

 

 

Tobacco Retailers Bill 19/11-15

15.04.13

23.04.13

18.10.13

 

 

 

 

 

Carrier Bags Bill 20/11-15

03.06.13

11.06.13

30.11.13

 

 

 

 

 

Financial Provisions Bill 22/11-15

17.06.13

01.07.13

13.12.13

 

 

 

 

 

Public Service Pensions Bill 23/11-15

17.06.13

25.06.13

29.11.13

 

 

 

 

 

Licensing of Pavement Cafés Bill 24/11-15

17.06.13

25.06.13

13.12.13

 

 

 

 

 

Health and Social Care (Amendment) Bill 27/11-15

16.09.13

24.09.13

12.11.13

 

 

 

 

 

Local Government Bill 28/11-15

23.09.13

01.10.13

 

 

 

 

 

 

2011-2015 Mandate
Non-Executive Bills

Title &
Bill Number

First
Stage

Second Stage

Comm. Stage to Conclude

Report Ordered to be Printed

CS

FCS

Final Stage

Royal Assent

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) Bill 25/11-15

17.06.13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Further Provisions and Support for Victims) Bill 26/11-15

24.06.13

23.09.13 & 24.09.13

12.11.13

 

 

 

 

 

/ Bill progressing by accelerated passage

** Please note that any bills that received Royal Assent in the previous session have been removed from the table.

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