Minutes of Proceedings

Session: 2011/2012

Date: 15 May 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. Executive Committee Business

2.1 Statement - North-South Ministerial Council meeting in Transport Sectoral Format: Roads and Transport Issues

The Minister for Regional Development, Mr Danny Kennedy, made a statement regarding the North-South Ministerial Council meeting in Transport Sectoral Format: Roads and Transport Issues, following which he replied to questions.

2.2 Statement - North-South Ministerial Council meeting in Transport Sectoral Format: Road Safety Issues

The Minister of the Environment, Mr Alex Attwood, made a statement regarding the North-South Ministerial Council meeting in Transport Sectoral Format: Road Safety Issues, following which he replied to questions.

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

2.3 Statement - Further Funding Allocations in 2012 - 13

The Minister of Education, Mr John O’Dowd, made a statement regarding Further Funding Allocations in 2012 - 13, following which he replied to questions.

3. Committee Business

3.1 Motion - Interim Report of the Committee for the Environment on its Inquiry into the Management of Used Tyres in Northern Ireland
Proposed:

That this Assembly approves the interim report of the Committee for the Environment on its Inquiry into the Management of Used Tyres in Northern Ireland; and calls on the Minister of the Environment to bring forward a timetable for implementing the recommendations contained in the report.

Chairperson, Committee for Environment

Debate ensued.

The sitting was suspended at 12.32pm.

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

4. Question Time

4.1 Employment and Learning  

Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister for Employment and Learning, Dr Stephen Farry.

4.2 Enterprise, Trade and Investment

Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment, Mrs Arlene Foster.

5. Committee Business (Cont’d)

5.1 Motion - Interim Report of the Committee for the Environment on its Inquiry into the Management of Used Tyres in Northern Ireland (Cont’d)

Debate resumed on the Motion.

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

5.2 Motion - Transfer of Department for Employment and Learning Functions
Proposed:

That this Assembly calls on the First Minister and deputy First Minister, when considering the transfer of the functions currently exercised by the Department for Employment and Learning to other Departments, to take note of the views expressed by key stakeholders consulted by the Committee for Employment and Learning.

Chairperson, Committee for Employment and Learning

Debate ensued.

The Deputy Speaker (Mr Dallat) took the Chair.

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

6. Adjournment

Mr Jonathan Craig spoke to his topic on the consultation on the removal of special needs units at Knockmore Primary School, Lisburn.

The Deputy Speaker (Mr Beggs) took the Chair.

Proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

The Speaker

The Assembly adjourned at 6.05pm.

Mr William Hay
The Speaker
15 May 2012

Northern Ireland Assembly

Papers Presented to the Assembly on
15 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

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 16 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

08.05.12

 

/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

28.09.12

 

 

 

 

 

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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