Minutes of Proceedings

Session: 2011/2012

Date: 18 October 2011

Venue: Assembly Chamber

No. 24-11/12

The Assembly met at 10.30am, the Deputy Speaker (Mr Dallat) in the Chair.

1. Personal Prayer or Meditation

Members observed two minutes’ silence.

2. Private Members’ Business

2.1 Motion - Anti-Social Behaviour

Proposed:

That this Assembly recognises the severe anxiety that anti-social behaviour is causing people living in our cities, towns and villages; and calls on the Minister of Justice to increase police powers to deal with the problem.

Mr D McIlveen
Mr G Dunne

2.2 Amendment

Proposed:

Leave out all after ‘villages;’ and insert:

‘;and calls on the Minister of Justice to delegate greater resources and responsibility to the Community Safety Partnerships and the District Policing Partnerships to tackle the issue by working with local government and the community and voluntary sector to bring about local solutions; and further calls for a review of police powers to deal with this problem. ’

Mr R Beggs
Mr B McCrea

Debate ensued.

The Question being put, the Amendment was made without division.

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

2.3 Motion: Crown Estate along the Coastline

Proposed:

That this Assembly calls on the Executive to consider the role of the Crown Estate along our coastline with a view to maximising any possible financial return to the Executive.

Mr O McMullan
Mr C Boylan
Mr W Clarke
Mr F Molloy

2.4 Amendment

Proposed:

Leave out all after ‘Assembly’ and insert:

‘notes Schedule 3 Paragraph 5 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 which declares the foreshore, sea bed and subsoil and their natural resources a reserved matter; and calls on the Executive to open negotiations with the Treasury in order to maximise any possible financial return from the Crown Estate to the Executive.’

Mr D Bradley
Mr A Maginness
Mr A McDonnell

Debate ensued.

The sitting was suspended at 12.32pm.

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

3. Question Time

3.1 Agriculture and Rural Development

Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mrs Michelle O’Neill.

3.2 Culture, Arts and Leisure

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

4. Question for Urgent Oral Answer

4.1 Slurry Spreading

The Minister of the Environment, Mr Alex Attwood, replied to a Question for Urgent Oral Answer, tabled by Mr Thomas Buchanan.

The Deputy Speaker (Mr Beggs) took the Chair.

5. Private Members’ Business (Cont’d)

5.1 Motion: Crown Estate along the Coastline (Cont’d)

Debate resumed on the Motion.

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

The Question being put, the Motion was negatived (Division 2).

6. Adjournment

Mr Danny Kinahan spoke to his topic on the Pollution of the Sixmilewater River.

Proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

The Speaker

The Assembly adjourned at 5.35pm.

Mr William Hay
The Speaker

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Divisions

Division No. 1

Crown Estate along the Coastline - Amendment

Proposed:

Leave out all after ‘Assembly’ and insert:

‘notes Schedule 3 Paragraph 5 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 which declares the foreshore, sea bed and subsoil and their natural resources a reserved matter; and calls on the Executive to open negotiations with the Treasury in order to maximise any possible financial return from the Crown Estate to the Executive.’

Mr D Bradley
Mr A Maginness
Mr A McDonnell

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 32
Noes: 51

Ayes

Mr Agnew, Ms M Anderson, Mr Attwood, Mr D Bradley, Mr Brady, Mr Byrne, Mr W Clarke, Mr Doherty, Mr Durkan, Mr Flanagan, Ms Gildernew, Mrs D Kelly, Mr Lynch, Mr F McCann, Ms J McCann, Mr McCartney, Mr McDevitt, Dr McDonnell, Mr McElduff, Mr McGlone, Mr McKay, Mr McLaughlin, Mr McMullan, Mr A Maginness, Mr P Maskey, Mr Molloy, Mr Murphy, Ms N í Chuil ín, Mr Ó hOis ín, Mrs O ’Neill, Ms Ruane, Mr Sheehan.

Tellers for the Ayes: Mr D Bradley and Mr A Maginness.

Noes

Mr Allister, Mr S Anderson, Mr Bell, Ms P Bradley, Mr Buchanan, Mr T Clarke, Mrs Cochrane, Mr Copeland, Mr Craig, Mr Cree, Mr Dickson, Mrs Dobson, Mr Douglas, Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Mr Elliott, Dr Farry, Mr Ford, Mrs Foster, Mr Gardiner, Mr Girvan, Mr Givan, Mrs Hale, Mr Hamilton, Mr Hilditch, Mr Humphrey, Mr Hussey, Mr Kinahan, Ms Lewis, Ms Lo, Mr Lunn, Mr McCallister, Mr McCarthy, Mr McCausland, Mr McClarty, Mr B McCrea, Mr I McCrea, Mr McGimpsey, Mr D McIlveen, Miss M McIlveen, Mr McQuillan, Mr Moutray, Mr Nesbitt, Mr Newton, Mrs Overend, Mr Ross, Mr Spratt, Mr Storey, Mr Swann, Mr Weir, Mr Wells.

Tellers for the Noes: Mr D McIlveen and Mr Spratt.

The Amendment fell.

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Divisions

Division No. 2

Crown Estate Along the Coastline - Motion

Proposed:

That this Assembly calls on the Executive to consider the role of the Crown Estate along our coastline with a view to maximising any possible financial return to the Executive.

Mr O McMullan
Mr C Boylan
Mr W Clarke
Mr F Molloy

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 32
Noes: 51

Ayes

Mr Agnew, Ms M Anderson, Mr Attwood, Mr D Bradley, Mr Brady, Mr Byrne, Mr W Clarke, Mr Doherty, Mr Durkan, Mr Flanagan, Ms Gildernew, Mrs D Kelly, Mr Lynch, Mr F McCann, Ms J McCann, Mr McCartney, Mr McDevitt, Dr McDonnell, Mr McElduff, Mr McGlone, Mr McKay, Mr McLaughlin, Mr McMullan, Mr A Maginness, Mr P Maskey, Mr Molloy, Mr Murphy, Ms N í Chuil ín, Mr Ó hOis ín, Mrs O’Neill, Ms Ruane, Mr Sheehan.

Tellers for the Ayes: Mr W Clarke and Mr McMullan.

Noes

Mr Allister, Mr S Anderson, Mr Bell, Ms P Bradley, Mr Buchanan, Mr T Clarke, Mrs Cochrane, Mr Copeland, Mr Craig, Mr Cree, Mr Dickson, Mrs Dobson, Mr Douglas, Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Mr Elliott, Dr Farry, Mr Ford, Mrs Foster, Mr Gardiner, Mr Girvan, Mr Givan, Mrs Hale, Mr Hamilton, Mr Hilditch, Mr Humphrey, Mr Hussey, Mr Kinahan, Ms Lewis, Ms Lo, Mr Lunn, Mr McCallister, Mr McCarthy, Mr McCausland, Mr McClarty, Mr B McCrea, Mr I McCrea, Mr McGimpsey, Mr D McIlveen, Miss M McIlveen, Mr McQuillan, Mr Moutray, Mr Nesbitt, Mr Newton, Mrs Overend, Mr Ross, Mr Spratt, Mr Storey, Mr Swann, Mr Weir, Mr Wells.

Tellers for the Noes: Mr D McIlveen and Mr Spratt.

The Motion was negatived.

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Papers Presented to the Assembly on
18 October 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

Attorney General for Northern Ireland First Annual Report 2010-11 (OFMDFM)

5. Assembly Reports

6. Statutory Rules

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

For Information Only:

7. Written Ministerial Statements

The Spreading of Slurry under the Nitrates Action Programme (DOE)

8. Consultation Documents

9. Departmental Publications

10. Agency Publications

11. Westminster Publications

12. Miscellaneous Publications

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