Minutes of Proceedings

Session: 2011/2012

Date: 14 June 2011

Venue: Assembly Chamber

No. 08-11/12

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

The Second Stage of the Budget (No.2) Bill (NIA Bill 1/11-15) stood on the Order Paper in the name of the Minister of Finance and Personnel, Mr Sammy Wilson.

The Second Stage was not moved.

3. Committee Business

3.1 (c) Motion - Amend Standing Orders

Proposed:

After Standing Order 5 insert -

'5A. Principal Deputy Speaker

(1) Any Member of the Assembly may nominate a Deputy Speaker, who has been elected in accordance with Standing Order 5(1), to act as Principal Deputy Speaker.

(2) Once a nomination under paragraph (1) has been made, no further nomination under that paragraph shall be made, unless the person nominated does not agree to act as Principal Deputy Speaker or the nomination is not approved, in which case a further nomination may be made.

(3) A nomination to act as Principal Deputy Speaker shall not take effect unless the person nominated agrees to act as Principal Deputy Speaker and the nomination is approved by resolution of the Assembly.

(4) Where a nomination has taken effect in accordance with paragraph (3), the person so preferred may be called “Mr Principal Deputy Speaker”, “Madam Principal Deputy Speaker”, or “Principal Deputy Speaker”.

(5) If the Assembly resolves that the person acting as Principal Deputy Speaker should no longer so act, it may, in accordance with the provisions of this Standing Order, nominate another Deputy Speaker to act as Principal Deputy Speaker.

(6) Where the Principal Deputy Speaker ceases to hold office as a Deputy Speaker, any Member of the Assembly may, in accordance with the provisions of this Standing Order, nominate another Deputy Speaker to act as Principal Deputy Speaker.

(7) Where a Deputy Speaker is nominated to act as Principal Deputy Speaker under paragraph (1) or a motion is moved for a resolution under paragraph (5), a debate relevant to that nomination or resolution may take place in which no member shall speak more than once.

(8) A resolution under paragraph (3) or (5) shall not be passed without cross-community support.'

Chairperson, Committee on Procedures

3.2 Amendment

Proposed:

Leave out paragraphs (1) to (8) and insert-

‘The position of Principal Deputy Speaker shall be filled by annual rotation between the Deputy Speakers who have been elected in accordance with Standing Order 5(1). The order of such rotation to be as agreed between the Deputy Speakers, or in the absence of agreement as directed by the Speaker. Throughout the term the Principal Deputy Speaker may be called “Mr Principal Deputy Speaker”, “Madam Principal Deputy Speaker” or “Principal Deputy Speaker”.’

Mr A Maginness
Mr J Allister
Mr T Elliott

Debate ensued on motions (c), (a) and (b) and the Amendment.

The Question being put, the Amendment fell (Division 1).

The Question being put, the Motion was carried with cross-community support (Division 2).

3.3 (a) Motion - Amend Standing Order 1(3)

Proposed:

In Standing Order 1(3) leave out 'may be called “Mr Deputy Speaker”, “Madam Deputy Speaker” or “Deputy Speaker” and'.

Chairperson, Committee on Procedures

The question being put, the motion was carried with cross-community support (Division 3).

3.4 (b) Motion - Amend Standing Order 5

Proposed:

After Standing Order 5(3) insert -

'(4) A Deputy Speaker may be called “Mr Deputy Speaker”, “Madam Deputy Speaker” or “Deputy Speaker”.'

Chairperson, Committee on Procedures

The question being put, the motion was carried with cross-community support (Division 4).

The sitting was suspended at 12.45pm.

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

3. Question Time

3.1 Environment

Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister of the Environment, Mr Alex Attwood.

3.2 Finance and Personnel

Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment, Mrs Arlene Foster, on behalf of the Minister of Finance and Personnel, Mr Sammy Wilson.

5. Adjournment

Mr Mervyn Storey spoke to his topic on the upgrade of the A26 Glarryford to Ballycastle junction.

Proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

The Speaker

The Assembly adjourned at 3.54pm.

Mr William Hay
The Speaker
14 June 2011

Northern Ireland Assembly

14 June 2011
Divisions

Division No. 1

Amend Standing Orders - Amendment to motion (c)

Proposed:

Leave out paragraphs (1) to (8) and insert-

‘The position of Principal Deputy Speaker shall be filled by annual rotation between the Deputy Speakers who have been elected in accordance with Standing Order 5(1). The order of such rotation to be as agreed between the Deputy Speakers, or in the absence of agreement as directed by the Speaker. Throughout the term the Principal Deputy Speaker may be called “Mr Principal Deputy Speaker”, “Madam Principal Deputy Speaker” or “Principal Deputy Speaker”.’

Mr A Maginness
Mr J Allister
Mr T Elliott

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 22
Noes: 60

Ayes

Nationalist

Mr Attwood, Mr D Bradley, Mr Dallat, Mr Durkan, Mr Eastwood, Mrs D Kelly, Mr A Maginness, Mr McDevitt, Mrs McKevitt, Mr P Ramsey.

Unionist

Mr Allister, Mr Beggs, Mr Copeland, Mr Cree, Mrs Dobson, Mr Elliott, Mr Gardiner, Mr Kennedy, Mr Kinahan, Mr B McCrea, Mr Nesbitt, Mr Swann.

Tellers for the Ayes: Mr Allister and Mr Eastwood.

Noes

Nationalist

Mr Boylan, Ms Boyle, Mr Brady, Mr Flanagan, Ms Gildernew, Mr G Kelly, Mr Lynch, Mr A Maskey, Mr P Maskey, Mr F McCann, Ms J McCann, Mr McCartney, Mr McElduff, Mr McLaughlin, Mr McMullan, Mr Molloy, Mr Murphy, Mr O’Dowd, Mrs O’Neill, Ms S Ramsey, Ms Ruane, Mr Sheehan.

Unionist

Mr S Anderson, Mr Bell, Ms P Bradley, Mr Campbell, Mr T Clarke, Mr Craig, Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Mrs Foster, Mr Frew, Mr Girvan, Mr Givan, Mrs Hale, Mr Hamilton, Mr Humphrey, Mr Irwin, Mr McCausland, Mr I McCrea, Mr D McIlveen, Miss M McIlveen, Mr McQuillan, Lord Morrow, Mr Moutray, Mr Newton, Mr Poots, Mr G Robinson, Rt Hon P Robinson, Mr Ross, Mr Spratt, Mr Storey, Mr Weir.

Other

Mr Agnew, Mrs Cochrane, Mr Dickson, Dr Farry, Ms Lo, Mr Lyttle, Mr McCarthy.

Tellers for the Noes: Ms S Ramsey and Mr G Robinson.

Total votes 82 Total Ayes 22 [26.8 %]

Nationalist Vote 32 Nationalist Ayes 10 [31.3 %%]

Unionist Votes 43 Unionist Ayes 12 [27.9 %]

Other Votes 7 Other Ayes 0 [0.0 %]

The Amendment fell on a cross-community vote.

Northern Ireland Assembly

14 June 2011
Divisions

Division No. 2

Amend Standing Orders - Motion

Proposed:

After Standing Order 5 insert -

'5A. Principal Deputy Speaker

(1) Any Member of the Assembly may nominate a Deputy Speaker, who has been elected in accordance with Standing Order 5(1), to act as Principal Deputy Speaker.

(2) Once a nomination under paragraph (1) has been made, no further nomination under that paragraph shall be made, unless the person nominated does not agree to act as Principal Deputy Speaker or the nomination is not approved, in which case a further nomination may be made.

(3) A nomination to act as Principal Deputy Speaker shall not take effect unless the person nominated agrees to act as Principal Deputy Speaker and the nomination is approved by resolution of the Assembly.

(4) Where a nomination has taken effect in accordance with paragraph (3), the person so preferred may be called “Mr Principal Deputy Speaker”, “Madam Principal Deputy Speaker”, or “Principal Deputy Speaker”.

(5) If the Assembly resolves that the person acting as Principal Deputy Speaker should no longer so act, it may, in accordance with the provisions of this Standing Order, nominate another Deputy Speaker to act as Principal Deputy Speaker.

(6) Where the Principal Deputy Speaker ceases to hold office as a Deputy Speaker, any Member of the Assembly may, in accordance with the provisions of this Standing Order, nominate another Deputy Speaker to act as Principal Deputy Speaker.

(7) Where a Deputy Speaker is nominated to act as Principal Deputy Speaker under paragraph (1) or a motion is moved for a resolution under paragraph (5), a debate relevant to that nomination or resolution may take place in which no member shall speak more than once.

(8) A resolution under paragraph (3) or (5) shall not be passed without cross-community support.'

Chairperson, Committee on Procedures

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 53
Noes: 29

Ayes

Nationalist

Mr Boylan, Ms Boyle, Mr Brady, Mr Flanagan, Ms Gildernew, Mr G Kelly, Mr Lynch, Mr A Maskey, Mr P Maskey, Mr F McCann, Ms J McCann, Mr McCartney, Mr McElduff, Mr McLaughlin, Mr McMullan, Mr Molloy, Mr Murphy, Mr O’Dowd, Mrs O’Neill, Ms S Ramsey, Ms Ruane, Mr Sheehan.

Unionist

Mr S Anderson, Mr Bell, Ms P Bradley, Mr Campbell, Mr T Clarke, Mr Craig, Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Mrs Foster, Mr Frew, Mr Girvan, Mr Givan, Mrs Hale, Mr Hamilton, Mr Humphrey, Mr Irwin, Mr McCausland, Mr I McCrea, Mr D McIlveen, Miss M McIlveen, Mr McQuillan, Lord Morrow, Mr Moutray, Mr Newton, Mr Poots, Mr G Robinson, Rt Hon P Robinson, Mr Ross, Mr Spratt, Mr Storey, Mr Weir.

Tellers for the Ayes: Ms S Ramsey and Mr G Robinson.

Noes

Nationalist

Mr Attwood, Mr D Bradley, Mr Dallat, Mr Durkan, Mr Eastwood, Mrs D Kelly, Mr A Maginness, Mr McDevitt, Mrs McKevitt, Mr P Ramsey.

Unionist

Mr Allister, Mr Beggs, Mr Copeland, Mr Cree, Mrs Dobson, Mr Elliott, Mr Gardiner, Mr Kennedy, Mr Kinahan, Mr B McCrea, Mr Nesbitt, Mr Swann.

Other

Mr Agnew, Mrs Cochrane, Mr Dickson, Dr Farry, Ms Lo, Mr Lyttle, Mr McCarthy.

Tellers for the Noes: Mr Durkan and Mr Swann.

Total votes 82 Total Ayes 53 [64.6 %]

Nationalist Votes 32 Nationalist Ayes 22 [68.8 %%]

Unionist Votes 43 Unionist Ayes 31 [72.1 % ]

Other Votes 7 Other Ayes 0 [0.0 % ]

The Motion was carried on a cross-community vote.  

Northern Ireland Assembly

14 June 2011
Divisions

Division No. 3

Amend Standing Order 1(3) - Motion

Proposed:

In Standing Order 1(3) leave out 'may be called “Mr Deputy Speaker”, “Madam Deputy Speaker” or “Deputy Speaker” and'.

Chairperson, Committee on Procedures

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 52
Noes: 27

Ayes

Nationalist

Mr Boylan, Ms Boyle, Mr Brady, Mr Flanagan, Ms Gildernew, Mr G Kelly, Mr Lynch, Mr A Maskey, Mr P Maskey, Mr F McCann, Ms J McCann, Mr McCartney, Mr McElduff, Mr McLaughlin, Mr McMullan, Mr Molloy, Mr Murphy, Mr O’Dowd, Mrs O’Neill, Ms S Ramsey, Ms Ruane, Mr Sheehan.

Unionist

Mr S Anderson, Ms P Bradley, Mr Campbell, Mr T Clarke, Mr Craig, Mr Douglas, Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Mr Frew, Mr Girvan, Mr Givan, Mrs Hale, Mr Hamilton, Mr Humphrey, Mr Irwin, Mr McCausland, Mr I McCrea, Mr D McIlveen, Miss M McIlveen, Mr McQuillan, Lord Morrow, Mr Moutray, Mr Newton, Mr Poots, Mr G Robinson, Rt Hon P Robinson, Mr Ross, Mr Spratt, Mr Storey, Mr Weir.

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

Noes

Nationalist

Mr Attwood, Mr D Bradley, Mr Dallat, Mr Durkan, Mr Eastwood, Mrs D Kelly, Mr A Maginness, Mr McDevitt, Mrs McKevitt, Mr P Ramsey.

Unionist

Mr Allister, Mr Beggs, Mr Copeland, Mr Cree, Mrs Dobson, Mr Elliott, Mr Gardiner, Mr Kennedy, Mr Kinahan, Mr B McCrea, Mr Nesbitt, Mr Swann.

Other

Mr Agnew, Mrs Cochrane, Mr Dickson, Dr Farry, Mr Lyttle.

Tellers for the Noes: Mr Durkan and Mrs McKevitt.

Total votes 79 Total Ayes 52 [65.8 %]

Nationalist Votes 32 Nationalist Ayes 22 [68.8 %%]

Unionist Votes 42 Unionist Ayes 30 [71.4 % ]

Other Votes 5 Other Ayes 0 [0.0 % ]

The Motion was carried on a cross-community vote.  

Northern Ireland Assembly

14 June 2011
Divisions

Division No. 4

Amend Standing Order 5- Motion

Proposed:

After Standing Order 5(3) insert -

'(4) A Deputy Speaker may be called “Mr Deputy Speaker”, “Madam Deputy Speaker” or “Deputy Speaker”.'

Chairperson, Committee on Procedures

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 52
Noes: 25

Ayes

Nationalist

Mr Boylan, Ms Boyle, Mr Brady, Mr Flanagan, Ms Gildernew, Mr G Kelly, Mr Lynch, Mr A Maskey, Mr P Maskey, Mr F McCann, Ms J McCann, Mr McCartney, Mr McElduff, Mr McLaughlin, Mr McMullan, Mr Molloy, Mr Murphy, Mr O’Dowd, Mrs O’Neill, Ms S Ramsey, Ms Ruane, Mr Sheehan.

Unionist

Mr S Anderson, Ms P Bradley, Mr Campbell, Mr T Clarke, Mr Craig, Mr Douglas, Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Mrs Foster, Mr Girvan, Mr Givan, Mrs Hale, Mr Hamilton, Mr Humphrey, Mr Irwin, Mr McCausland, Mr I McCrea, Mr D McIlveen, Miss M McIlveen, Mr McQuillan, Lord Morrow, Mr Moutray, Mr Newton, Mr Poots, Mr G Robinson, Rt Hon P Robinson, Mr Ross, Mr Spratt, Mr Storey, Mr Weir.

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

Noes

Nationalist

Mr Attwood, Mr D Bradley, Mr Dallat, Mr Durkan, Mr Eastwood, Mrs D Kelly, Mr A Maginness, Mr McDevitt, Mrs McKevitt, Mr P Ramsey.

Unionist

Mr Allister, Mr Beggs, Mr Copeland, Mr Cree, Mrs Dobson, Mr Elliott, Mr Gardiner, Mr Kennedy, Mr Kinahan, Mr B McCrea, Mr Nesbitt, Mr Swann.

Other

Mrs Cochrane, Mr Dickson, Mr Lyttle.

Tellers for the Noes: Mr Durkan and Mrs McKevitt.

Total votes 77 Total Ayes 52 [67.5 %]

Nationalist Votes 32 Nationalist Ayes 22 [68.8 %%]

Unionist Votes 42 Unionist Ayes 30 [71.4 % ]

Other Votes 3 Other Ayes 0 [0.0 % ]

The Motion was carried on a cross-community vote.  

Northern Ireland Assembly

Papers Presented to the Assembly on
14 June 2011

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)

  • S.R. 2011/134 The Rail Passengers' Rights and Obligations (Exemptions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011 (DRD)

7. Written Ministerial Statements

8. Consultation Documents

Consultation on Litter Guidance (DOE)

9. Departmental Publications

Report by the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council on Lung Cancer and Foundry Workers (DSD)

Inspection of Pre-Sentence Reports (DOJ)

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 JUNE 2011

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

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


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

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


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