Minutes of Proceedings

Session: 2011/2012

Date: 01 May 2012

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

1. Personal Prayer or Meditation

Members observed two minutes’ silence.

2. Private Members’ Business

2.1 Motion - Strategy to Promote Patient Safety

Proposed:

That this Assembly calls on the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to put in place a robust strategy to promote patient safety across the Health Service.

Mr J Wells
Ms P Bradley
Ms P Brown
Mr G Dunne

Debate ensued.

The Deputy Speaker (Mr Dallat) took the Chair.

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

2.2 Motion - Pseudomonas Incidents in Neonatal Units

Proposed:

That this Assembly notes with concern the recent Interim Report on Pseudomonas Incidents in Neonatal Units and its recommendation that the development of the new Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit should be expedited as soon as possible; and calls on the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to bring forward a timeframe for the completion of the new regional women and children's hospital.

Mr M Brady
Ms M Gildernew
Ms S Ramsey

Debate ensued.

The sitting was suspended at 12.29pm.

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

3. Question Time

3.1 Health, Social Services and Public Safety  

Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, Mr Edwin Poots.

3.2 Justice

Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister of Justice, Mr David Ford.

4. Private Members’ Business (Cont’d)

4.1 Motion - Pseudomonas Incidents in Neonatal Units (Cont’d)

Debate resumed on the motion.

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

5. Adjournment

The Deputy Speaker (Mr Beggs) took the Chair.

Mr Michael McGimpsey spoke to his topic on the refurbishment and renovation of the Annadale Flats, South Belfast.  

Proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

The Speaker

The Assembly adjourned at 4.12pm.

Mr William Hay
The Speaker
1 May 2012

Northern Ireland Assembly

Papers Presented to the Assembly on
1 May 2012

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. 2012/178 Police Service of Northern Ireland (Amendment) Regulations 2012 (DOJ)

For Information Only:

7. Written Ministerial Statements

A8 Belfast to Larne Dualling – Publication of Notice of Intention to Proceed and Making of Statutory Orders (DRD)

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 2 MAY 2012

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

/Budget (No. 2) Bill NIA Bill 1/11-15

13.06.11

20.06.11

N/A

N/A

21.06.11

27.06.11

27.06.11

25.07.11

/Rates (Amendment) Bill NIA Bill 2/11-15

16.01.12

24.01.12

N/A

N/A

31.01.12

06.02.12

07.02.12

28.02.12

Pensions Bill NIA Bill 3/11-15

23.01.12

31.01.12

13.03.12

08.03.12

27.03.12

24.04.12

 

 

/Budget Bill NIA Bill 4/11-15

13.02.12

14.02.12

N/A

N/A

20.02.12

21.02.12

27.02.12

20.03.12

Marine Bill NIA Bill 5/11-15

21.02.12

05.03.12

06.07.12

 

 

 

 

 

Superannuation Bill 6/11-15

12.03.12

26.03.12

22.05.12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/ Bill progressing by accelerated passage

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