Minutes of Proceedings

Session: 2012/2013

Date: 11 June 2013

Venue: Assembly 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. Public Petition

2.1 Public Petition – Campaign for the Meningitis B vaccine to be made available in Northern Ireland

Mr Jim Wells was granted leave, in accordance with Standing Order 22, to present a Public Petition relating to the campaign for the Meningitis B vaccine to be made available in Northern Ireland.

3. Executive Committee Business

3.1 Statement – Putting Pupils First: Reforming the Common Funding Scheme

The Minister of Education, Mr John O’Dowd, made a statement regarding Putting Pupils First: Reforming the Common Funding Scheme, following which he replied to questions.

3.2 Statement – Report of the Turnaround and Support Team on the Northern Health and Social Care Trust

The Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, Mr Edwin Poots, made a statement regarding the Report of the Turnaround and Support Team on the Northern Health and Social Care Trust, following which he replied to questions.

3.3 Second Stage – Budget (No.2) Bill ((NIA 21/11-15)

The Minister of Finance and Personnel, Mr Sammy Wilson, moved the Second Stage of the Budget (No.2) Bill (NIA 21/11-15). 

Debate ensued.

The sitting was suspended at 12.29pm.

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

4. Question Time

4.1 Justice

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

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 – Budget (No.2) Bill (NIA 21/11-15)

Debate resumed on the Bill.

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

The Deputy Speaker (Mr Dallat) took the Chair.

The Budget (No.2) Bill (NIA 21/11-15) passed Second Stage with cross-community support (Division).

The Deputy Speaker (Mr Beggs) took the Chair.

5.2 Second Stage – Carrier Bags Bill (NIA 20/11-15)

The Minister of the Environment, Mr Alex Attwood, moved the Second Stage of the Carrier Bags Bill (NIA 20/11-15). 

Debate ensued.

The Carrier Bags Bill (NIA 20/11-15) passed Second Stage without division.

6. Adjournment

Miss Michelle McIlveen spoke to her topic regarding the challenges facing the fishing fleet in Portavogie.

Proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

The Speaker

The Assembly adjourned at 9.25pm.

Mr William Hay
The Speaker
11 June 2013

Northern Ireland Assembly

11 June 2013

Division

Second Stage – Budget (No.2) Bill ((NIA 21/11-15)

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 52
Noes: 4

AYES

NATIONALIST:

Mr Attwood, Mr Boylan, Ms Boyle, Mr Brady, Mr Byrne, Mr Eastwood, Mr Hazzard, Mrs D Kelly, Mr G Kelly, Mr Lynch, Mr McAleer, Mr F McCann, Ms J McCann, Mr McCartney, Ms McCorley, Ms McGahan, Mr M McGuinness, Mr McKay, Ms Maeve McLaughlin, Ms Ní Chuilín, Mr O'Dowd, Mrs O'Neill, Ms S Ramsey, Mr Rogers, Ms Ruane, Mr Sheehan.

UNIONIST:

Mr Anderson, Mr Bell, Mr Clarke, Mr Dunne, Mr Frew, Mr Girvan, Mr Hamilton, Mr Irwin, Mr McCausland, Miss M McIlveen, Mr McQuillan, Mr Moutray, Mr Newton, Mr G Robinson, Mr Spratt, Mr Storey, Mr Weir, Mr Wells, Mr Wilson.

OTHER:

Mr Agnew, Mr Dickson, Dr Farry, Mr Ford, Ms Lo, Mr Lunn, Mr McCarthy.

Tellers for the Ayes: Mr Anderson and Mr G Robinson.

NOES

UNIONIST:

Mr Allister, Mr McCallister, Mr B McCrea, Mr McNarry.

Tellers for the Noes: Mr McCallister and Mr B McCrea.

Total votes                               56                                           Total Ayes                            52           [92.9%]

Nationalist Vote                      26                                           Nationalist Ayes                  26           [100.0%%]

Unionist Votes                         23                                           Unionist Ayes                       19           [82.6%]

Other Votes                               7                                            Other Ayes                          7              [100.0%]

The following Members voted in both Lobbies and are therefore not counted in the result: Mr Beggs, Mr Cree, Mr Elliott, Mr Nesbitt, Mrs Overend, Mr Swann.

The Second Stage was agreed with cross-community support.

Northern Ireland Assembly

Papers Presented to the Assembly on
11 June 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. 2013/153 The Nugent's Entry, Enniskillen (Abandonment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2013 (DRD)

S. R. 2013/156 The Brucevale Park, Belfast (Stopping-Up) Order (Northern Ireland) 2013 (DRD)

S. R. 2013/157 The Knocksallagh Green, Greenisland (Abandonment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2013 (DRD)

S. R. 2013/158 The Glenvarna Walk. Newtownabbey (Footpath) (Abandonment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2013 (DRD)

For Information Only:

S. R. 2013/154 The Roads (Speed Limit) (No. 2) Order (Northern Ireland) 2013 (DRD)

S. R. 2013/159 The Parking and Waiting Restrictions (Belfast) (Amendment No. 2) Order (Northern Ireland) 2013 (DRD)

7. Written Ministerial Statements
8. Consultation Documents

Credit Unions and Industrial and Provident Societies (DETI)

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 11 June 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

 

Superannuation 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 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 9/11-15

25.06.12

17.09.12

13.12.12

13.12.12

21.01.13

29.01.13

11.02.13

21.03.13

Criminal Justice Bill 10/11-15

25.06.12

03.07.12

14.12.12

13.12.12

19.02.13 & 25.02.13

12.03.13

08.04.13

25.04.13

Charities 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 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

 

 

 

 

/Air Passenger Duty (Setting of Rate) 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 16/11-15

19.11.12

27.11.12

29.01.12

23.01.13

12.02.13

25.02.13

05.03.13

25.04.13

Planning Bill     17/11-15

14.01.13

22.01.13

07.06.13

06.06.13

 

 

 

 

/Budget Bill      18/11-15

11.02.13

12.02.13

N/A

N/A

18.02.13

19.02.13

25.02.13

14.03.13

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

17.09.13

 

 

 

 

 

Budget (No. 2) Bill 21/11-15

10.06.13

11.06.13

N/A

N/A

 

 

 

 

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    12/11-15

02.07.12

25.09.12

15.02.13

13.02.13

19.03.13

20.05.13

03.06.13

 

/ 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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