Minutes of Proceedings

Session: 2013/2014

Date: 21 January 2014

Venue: Plenary 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 - Public Expenditure: 2013-14 January Monitoring

The Minister of Finance and Personnel, Mr Simon Hamilton, made a statement regarding Public Expenditure: 2013-14 January Monitoring, following which he replied to questions.

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

2.2 Statement – North South Ministerial Council Inland Waterways

The Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure, Ms Carál Ní Chuilín, made a statement regarding the North South Ministerial Council Inland Waterways, following which she replied to questions.

2.3 Statement – North South Ministerial Council Language Body Sectoral format

The Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure, Ms Carál Ní Chuilín, made a statement regarding the North South Ministerial Council Language Body Sectoral format, following which she replied to questions.

3. Private Members’ Business

3.1 Motion – Non-farming Rural Dwellers

Proposed:

That this Assembly calls on the Minister of the Environment to bring forward revised legislation which would adequately meet the needs of this and future generations of rural dwellers, given that rural planning policy PPS21 on sustainable development in the countryside restricts the majority of non-farming rural dwellers from applying for planning permission and obtaining planning approval to build in the countryside.

Mr C Boylan
Mr I Milne
Mr B McElduff

3.2 Amendment

Proposed:

Proposed: Leave out all after ‘revised’ and insert:

‘planning policy as part of the Single Planning Policy Statement, inclusive of PPS21, which would adequately meet the needs of current and future generations of farming and non-farming rural dwellers, applying for planning permission and obtaining planning approval to build in the countryside.’

Mr A Maginness
Mr C Eastwood

Debate ensued.

The sitting was suspended at 12.33pm.

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

4. Question Time

4.1 Environment

Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister of the Environment, Mr Mark H Durkan.

4.2 Finance and Personnel

Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister of Finance and Personnel, Mr Simon Hamilton.

The Speaker took the Chair.

5. Private Members’ Business (Cont’d)

5.1 Motion – Non-farming Rural Dwellers

Debate resumed on the Motion.

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

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

6. Adjournment

Mr Ross Hussey spoke to his topic regarding the Addictions Treatment Unit at the Tyrone and Fermanagh Hospital in Omagh.

Proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

The Speaker

The Assembly adjourned at 5.44pm.

Mr William Hay
The Speaker
21 January 2014

Northern Ireland Assembly

Papers Presented to the Assembly on
21 January 2014

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

Report on a complaint against Mr Jimmy Spratt MLA (Committee for Standards and Privileges)

Report on a complaint against Mr Phil Flanagan MLA (Committee for Standards and Privileges)

6. Statutory Rules

For Information Only:

7. Written Ministerial Statements

8. Consultation Documents

9. Departmental Publications

10. Agency Publications

11. Westminster Publications

12. Miscellaneous Publication

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 20 January 2014

2011-2015 Mandate
Executive Bills

Title &
NIA Bill Number

First
Stage

Second Stage

Comm. Stage to Conclude

Report Ordered to be Printed

CS

FCS

Final Stage

Royal Assent

Marine Bill 5/11-15

21.02.12

05.03.12

06.07.12

05.07.12

30.04.13

13.05.13

21.05.13

17.09.13

Welfare Reform Bill 13/11-15

01.10.12

09.10.12

19.02.13

14.02.13

 

 

 

 

Education Bill 14/11-15

02.10.12

15.10.12

08.04.13

08.04.13

 

 

 

 

Planning Bill 17/11-15

14.01.13

22.01.13

07.06.13

06.06.13

24.06.13 & 25.06.13

 

 

 

Tobacco Retailers Bill 19/11-15

15.04.13

23.04.13

18.10.13

09.10.13

3.12.13

 

 

 

Carrier Bags Bill 20/11-15

03.06.13

11.06.13

30.11.13

26.11.13

 

 

 

 

Financial Provisions Bill 22/11-15

17.06.13

01.07.13

13.12.13

11.12.13

 

 

 

 

Public Service Pensions Bill 23/11-15

17.06.13

25.06.13

29.11.13

27.11.13

14.01.14

 

 

 

Licensing of Pavement Cafés Bill 24/11-15

17.06.13

25.06.13

13.12.13

05.12.13

 

 

 

 

Health and Social Care (Amendment) Bill 27/11-15

16.09.13

24.09.13

11.12.13

04.12.13

20.01.14

 

 

 

Local Government Bill 28/11-15

23.09.13

01.10.13

20.02.14

 

 

 

 

 

Road Races (Amendment) Bill 29/11-15

18.11.13

26.11.13

/

/

2.12.13

9.12.13

10.12.13

17.01.14

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

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) Bill 25/11-15

17.06.13

Bill fell.

Re-introduced as Bill 30/11-15 (see below)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Further Provisions and Support for Victims) Bill 26/11-15

24.06.13

23.09.13 & 24.09.13

11.04.14

 

 

 

 

 

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) Bill 30/11-15

 

09.12.13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/ 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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