Minutes of Proceedings

Session: 2012/2013

Date: 05 March 2013

Venue: Assembly Chamber

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

1. Personal Prayer or Meditation

Members observed two minutes’ silence.

2. Executive Committee Business

2.1 Final Stage: Water and Sewerage Services (Amendment) Bill (NIA 16/11-15)

Proposed:

The Minister for Regional Development, Mr Danny Kennedy, moved that the Final Stage of the Water and Sewerage Services (Amendment) Bill (NIA 16/11-15) do now pass

Debate ensued.

The Water and Sewerage (Amendment) Bill (NIA 16/11-15) passed Final Stage.

2.2 Further Consideration Stage – Criminal Justice Bill (NIA 10/11-15)

The Further Consideration Stage of the Criminal Justice Bill (NIA 10/11-15) stood on the Order Paper in the name of the Minister of Justice, Mr David Ford.

The Further Consideration Stage was not moved.

The sitting was suspended at 11.05am.

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

3. Question Time

4.1 Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister

Questions were put to, and answered by, the First Minister, Rt Hon Peter Robinson. The junior Minister, Mr Jonathan Bell, also answered a number of questions. 

4.2 Agriculture and Rural Development

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

4. Adjournment

Mr Jonathan Craig spoke to his topic regarding the road infrastructure of the M1 link to the Maze site.

Proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

The Speaker

The Assembly adjourned at 3.32pm.

Mr William Hay
The Speaker
5 March 2013

Northern Ireland Assembly

Papers Presented to the Assembly on
5 March 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

Northern Ireland Water's Response to a Suspected Fraud (NIAO)

5. Assembly Reports
6. Statutory Rules

For Information Only:

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 at 5 March 2013

2011-2015 Mandate
Executive Bills

Title &
Bill Number

First
Stage

Second Stage

Comm. Stage to Conclude

Report Ordered to be Printed

CS

FCS

Final Stage

Royal Assent

Marine Bill NIA Bill 5/11-15

21.02.12

05.03.12

06.07.12

05.07.12

 

 

 

 

Superannuation Bill NIA Bill 6/11-15

12.03.12

26.03.12

28.09.12

26.09.12

22.10.12

06.11.12

19.11.12

10.01.13

Inquiry into Historical Institutional Abuse Bill

NIA Bill 7/11-15

12.06.12

25.06.12

26.10.12

24.10.12

20.11.12

03.12.12

11.12.12

18.01.13

Business Improvement Districts Bill NIA Bill 9/11-15

25.06.12

17.09.12

13.12.12

13.12.12

21.01.13

29.01.13

11.02.13

 

Criminal Justice Bill NIA Bill 10/11-15

25.06.12

03.07.12

14.12.12

13.12.12

19.02.13 & 25.02.13

 

 

 

Charities Bill NIA Bill 11/11-15

02.07.12

11.09.12

23.10.12

23.10.12

20.11.12

03.12.12

11.12.12

18.01.13

Welfare Reform Bill NIA Bill 13/11-15

01.10.12

09.10.12

19.02.13

14.02.13

 

 

 

 

Education Bill NIA Bill 14/11-15

02.10.12

15.10.12

08.04.13

 

 

 

 

 

/Air Passenger Duty (Setting of Rate) Bill NIA Bill 15/11-15

08.10.12

16.10.12

N/A

N/A

22.10.12

05.11.12

06.11.12

11.12.12

Water and Sewerage Services (Amendment) Bill NIA Bill 16/11-15

19.11.12

27.11.12

29.01.12

23.01.13

12.02.13

25.02.13

05.03.13

 

Planning Bill NIA Bill 17/11-15

14.01.13

22.01.13

07.06.13

 

 

 

 

 

Budget Bill NIA Bill 18/11-15

11.02.13

12.02.13

N/A

N/A

18.02.13

19.02.13

25.02.13

 

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

Civil Service (Special Advisers) Bill NIA Bill 12/11-15

02.07.12

25.09.12

15.02.13

13.02.13

 

 

 

 

/ 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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