Minutes of Proceedings

Session: 2013/2014

Date: 10 December 2013

Venue: Plenary Chamber

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

1. Personal Prayer or Meditation

Members observed two minutes’ silence.

2. Executive Committee Business

2.1 Final Stage – Road Races (Amendment) Bill (NIA 29/11-15)

The Minister for Regional Development, Mr Danny Kennedy, moved that the Final Stage of the Road Races (Amendment) Bill (NIA 29/11-15) do now pass.

Debate ensued.

The Principal Deputy Speaker (Mr McLaughlin) took the Chair.

The Road Races (Amendment) Bill (NIA 29/11-15) passed Final Stage without division.

3. Private Members’ Business

3.1 Motion – Special Education

Proposed:

That this Assembly recognises the importance of close collaboration between the health and the education sectors in addressing the needs of young people with special educational needs in a holistic manner; and calls on the Minister of Education and the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to ensure that the appropriate and effective mechanisms are in place for 0-6 year olds to provide early identification of needs, that multi-disciplinary approaches to addressing need are in place for all pupils with special needs, and that each child has a designated coordinator appointed as part of the statementing process to ensure that the delivery of these integrated services optimises the life chances of the pupils.

Mr M Storey
Miss M McIlveen
Mr J Craig
Mrs B Hale

Debate ensued.

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

The sitting was suspended at 12.47pm.

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

4. Question Time

4.1 Regional Development

Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister for Regional Development, Mr Danny Kennedy.

4.2 Social Development

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

The Deputy Speaker (Mr Dallat) took the Chair.

5. Private Members’ Business (Cont’d)

5.1 Motion – Sexual Orientation Strategy

Proposed:

That this Assembly notes that a Sexual Orientation Strategy was subject to consultation in 2006; further notes that public commitments to publish a document by the end of 2013 were made by the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister in Together: Building a United Community; expresses its deep concern that this document does not appear to have progressed to date; and calls on the First Minister and deputy First Minister to publish a cross-departmental Sexual Orientation Strategy as a matter of priority.

Mr C Lyttle
Ms A Lo
Mr S Dickson

Debate ensued.

The Question being put, the Motion was carried (Division).

The Deputy Speaker (Mr Beggs) took the Chair.

6. Adjournment

Mr Daithí McKay spoke to his topic regarding the Ballymena bus and train station.

Proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

The Speaker

The Assembly adjourned at 5.53pm.

Mr William Hay
The Speaker
10 December 2013

Northern Ireland Assembly

10 December 2013
Division

Motion – Sexual Orientation Strategy

Proposed:

That this Assembly notes that a Sexual Orientation Strategy was subject to consultation in 2006; further notes that public commitments to publish a document by the end of 2013 were made by the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister in Together: Building a United Community; expresses its deep concern that this document does not appear to have progressed to date; and calls on the First Minister and deputy First Minister to publish a cross-departmental Sexual Orientation Strategy as a matter of priority.

Mr C Lyttle
Ms A Lo
Mr S Dickson

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 48
Noes: 30

AYES

Mr Agnew, Mr Beggs, Mr Boylan, Ms Boyle, Mr D Bradley, Mr Brady, Mrs Cochrane, Mr Cree, Mr Dickson, Mrs Dobson, Mr Durkan, Mr Eastwood, Dr Farry, Ms Fearon, Mr Flanagan, Mr Hazzard, Mr G Kelly, Mr Kennedy, Mr Kinahan, Ms Lo, Mr Lunn, Mr Lynch, Mr Lyttle, Mr McAleer, Mr F McCann, Ms J McCann, Mr McCarthy, Mr McCartney, Ms McCorley, Mr B McCrea, Mr McElduff, Ms McGahan, Mr McGlone, Mr McKay, Mr McKinney, Ms Maeve McLaughlin, Mr Mitchel McLaughlin, Mr McMullan, Mr Maskey, Mr Milne, Mr Nesbitt, Ms Ní Chuilín, Mr Ó hOisín, Mr O'Dowd, Mrs O'Neill, Ms Ruane, Mr Sheehan, Mr Swann.

Tellers for the Ayes: Mr Lunn and Mr McCarthy

NOES

Mr Allister, Mr Anderson, Ms P Bradley, Ms Brown, Mr Buchanan, Mr Clarke, Mr Craig, Mr Easton, Mrs Foster, Mr Frew, Mr Girvan, Mr Givan, Mrs Hale, Mr Hilditch, Mr Humphrey, Mr Irwin, Mr McCausland, Mr I McCrea, Mr D McIlveen, Miss M McIlveen, Mr McQuillan, Lord Morrow, Mr Moutray, Mr Newton, Mr G Robinson, Mr Ross, Mr Spratt, Mr Storey, Mr Weir, Mr Wells.

Tellers for the Noes: Mr Moutray and Mr G Robinson

The Motion was carried.

Northern Ireland Assembly

Road Races (Amendment) Bill

Annotated Marshalled List of Amendments

Further Consideration Stage

9 December 2013

Amendments tabled up to 9.30am Thursday, 5 December 2013 and selected for debate

Amendment 1 [Made]

Clause 1, Page 1, Line 15

At end insert -

‘(1CA) An order authorising the use of the roads specified in the Schedule to the Road Races (North West 200) Order (Northern Ireland) 2013 may not specify as a contingency day⁠—

(a) the whole of a Sunday; or

(b) any part of a Sunday beginning before 1.30 pm or ending after 6 pm.’

Mr Jim Allister

Amendment 2 [Negatived]

Clause 1, Page 2, Line 9

Leave out from ‘and’ to end of line 14

Mr John McCallister
Mr Basil McCrea

Northern Ireland Assembly

Papers Presented to the Assembly on
10 December 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

Department for Social Development Records NI Retention and Disposal Schedule November 2013 (DSD)

5. Assembly Reports

6. Statutory Rules

S. R. 2013/291 The Food Safety, Food Hygiene and Official Controls (Sprouting Seeds and Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2013 (DHSSPS)

For Information Only:

7. Written Ministerial Statements

8. Consultation Documents

9. Departmental Publications

Onshore Renewable Electricity Action Plan 2013-2020 (DETI)

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 11 December 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

09.10.13

3.12.13

     

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

11.12.13

         

Local Government Bill 28/11-15

23.09.13

01.10.13

20.02.14

         

Road Races (Amendment) Bill 29/11-15

18.11.13

26.11.13

/

/

2.12.13

9.12.13

10.12.13

 

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

Bill fell.

Re-introduced as Bill 30/11-15 (see below)

             

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

24.06.13

23.09.13 & 24.09.13

11.04.14

         
Road Traffic (Speed Limits) Bill 30/11-15 09.12.13              

/ 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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