Minutes of Proceedings

Session: 2012/2013

Date: 13 November 2012

Venue: Assembly Chamber

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

1. Personal Prayer or Meditation

Members observed two minutes’ silence.

2. Public Petition

2.1 Development of a strategic plan for athletics as a priority sport

Mr Steven Agnew was granted leave, in accordance with Standing Order 22, to present a Public Petition relating to the development of a strategic plan for athletics as a priority sport.

3. Executive Committee Business

3.1 Statement - North South Ministerial Council meeting in Environment Sectoral Format

The Minister of the Environment, Mr Alex Attwood, made a statement regarding the North South Ministerial Council meeting in Environment Sectoral Format, held on 31 October 2012, following which he replied to questions.

4. Private Members’ Business

4.1 Motion - Inspection Report into Schools

Proposed:

That this Assembly acknowledges the recent report by the Chief Inspector of Schools into the leadership and management of schools in Northern Ireland; notes, with concern, the under performance of some managers and teachers; and calls on the Minister of Education to give greater leadership, and to introduce more stringent measures, to increase confidence in the system of schools management.

Mr J Craig
Mr M Storey

Debate ensued.

The Deputy Speaker (Mr Dallat) took the Chair.

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

The sitting was suspended at 12.41pm.

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

5. Question Time

5.1 Culture, Arts and Leisure  

Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure, Ms Carál Ní Chuilín.

5.2 Education

Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister of Education, Mr John O’Dowd.

6. Private Members’ Business (Cont’d)

6.1 Motion - Legacy of the 2012 Paralympic Games

Proposed:

That this Assembly notes the magnificent success of our athletes at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London; and calls on the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure and Disability Sport NI to secure the support of district councils and the relevant Departments to ensure a lasting legacy of the games and to increase the number of sporting opportunities available to people with disabilities at all levels of sport in every area.

Mr O McMullan
Ms R McCorley
Mr C Ó hOisín

Debate ensued.

The Deputy Speaker (Mr Beggs) took the Chair.

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

7. Adjournment

Mr Jimmy Spratt spoke to his topic on Special Needs Provision in Taughmonagh.

Proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

The Speaker

The Assembly adjourned at 4.57pm.

Mr William Hay
The Speaker
13 November 2012

Northern Ireland Assembly

Papers Presented to the Assembly on
13 November 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

(The department identified after each rule is for reference purposes only)

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 13 NOVEMBER 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

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

 

 

Inquiry into Historical Institutional Abuse Bill

NIA Bill 7/11-15

12.06.12

25.06.12

26.10.12

24.10.12

 

 

 

 

Business Improvement Districts Bill NIA Bill 9/11-15

25.06.12

17.09.12

13.12.12

 

 

 

 

 

Criminal Justice Bill NIA Bill 10/11-15

25.06.12

03.07.12

14.12.12

 

 

 

 

 

Charities Bill NIA Bill 11/11-15

02.07.12

11.09.12

23.10.12

23.10.12

 

 

 

 

Welfare Reform Bill NIA Bill 13/11-15

01.10.12

09.10.12

27.11.12

 

 

 

 

 

Education Bill NIA Bill 14/11-15

02.10.12

15.10.12

03.12.12

 

 

 

 

 

/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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

/ 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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