Minutes of Proceedings

Session: 2011/2012

Date: 17 January 2012

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 - Public Expenditure 2011-12 January Monitoring Round

The Minister of Finance and Personnel, Mr Sammy Wilson, made a statement regarding the Public Expenditure 2011-12 January Monitoring Round, following which he replied to questions.

The Deputy Speaker (Mr Dallat) took the Chair.

2.2  Statement - British Irish Council Summit meeting

The First Minister, Rt Hon Peter Robinson, made a statement regarding the British Irish Council Summit meeting, held in Dublin on 13 January 2012, following which he replied to questions.

2.3  Statement - Review of the Pre-School Admissions Arrangements

The Minister of Education, Mr John O’Dowd, made a statement regarding the review of the Pre-School Admissions Arrangements, following which he replied to questions.

The sitting was suspended at 12.40pm.

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

3.    Question Time

3.1  Finance and Personnel  

Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister of Finance and Personnel, Mr Sammy Wilson. 

3.2  Health, Social Services and Public Safety

Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, Mr Edwin Poots.  

The Deputy Speaker (Mr Beggs) took the Chair.

4.    Executive Committee Business (Cont’d)

4.1  Motion - The Draft Protection from Tobacco (Sales from Vending Machines) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012

Proposed:

That the draft Protection from Tobacco (Sales from Vending Machines) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 be approved.

Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

Debate ensued.

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

5.    Adjournment

Mr Willie Clarke spoke to his topic on the restoration of the Arboretum in Castlewellan Forest Park.

Proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

The Speaker

The Assembly adjourned at 4.07pm.

Mr William Hay
The Speaker
17 January 2012

Northern Ireland Assembly

Papers Presented to the Assembly on
17 January 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)

S.R. 2012/2 The Official Statistics Order (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DFP)

For Information Only:

S.R. 2012/4 The Parking and Waiting Restrictions (Ballymoney) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DRD)

S.R. 2012/5 The Parking and Waiting Restrictions (Belfast) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DRD)

S.R. 2012/6 The Parking Places (Disabled Persons' Vehicles) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DRD)

7. Written Ministerial Statements

Salmon Conservation in the DCAL Jurisdiction (DCAL)

8. Consultation Documents

Personal Independence Payment: Assessment Thresholds and Consultation (DSD)

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 JANUARY 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

Rates (Amendment) Bill NIA Bill 2/11-15

16.01.12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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