Minutes of Proceedings

Session: 2012/2013

Date: 22 November 2011

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 Motion - Employment and Support Allowance (Work-related Activity) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011
Proposed:

That the Employment and Support Allowance (Work-related Activity) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011 be approved.

Minister for Social Development

Debate ensued.

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

2.2 Motion - The Land Registry (Fees) Order (Northern Ireland) 2011
Proposed:

That the Land Registry (Fees) Order (Northern Ireland) 2011 be affirmed.

Minister of Finance and Personnel

Debate ensued.

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

2.3  Motion: The Registration of Deeds (Fees) Order (Northern Ireland) 2011
Proposed:

That the Registration of Deeds (Fees) Order (Northern Ireland) 2011 be affirmed.

Minister of Finance and Personnel

Debate ensued.

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

3.    Private Member’s Business
3.1 Motion: Rate Relief for Community and Amateur Sports Clubs
Proposed:

That this Assembly recognises the benefits which community and amateur sports clubs bring to local communities; notes the vital role which they play in encouraging participation in sporting activities and the contribution they make in promoting healthy lifestyles; and calls on the Minister of Finance and Personnel to raise the rate relief afforded to these clubs from 80 percent to 100 percent to ensure parity with equivalent clubs in other parts of the UK.

Mr R Swann
Mr L Cree

3.2  Amendment

Proposed:

Leave out all after ‘Personnel’ and insert:

‘to examine the rate relief afforded to these clubs.’

Mr S Hamilton
Mr A McQuillan
Mr W Humphrey
Mr D Hilditch

Debate ensued.

The Deputy Speaker (Mr Dallat) took the Chair.

The sitting was suspended at 12.32pm.

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

3.    Question Time

3.1 Employment and Learning

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

3.2  Enterprise, Trade and Investment  

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

4.    Private Members’ Business (Cont’d)
4.1 Motion - Rate Relief for Community and Amateur Sports Clubs (Cont’d)

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.

5.    Adjournment

The Lord Morrow spoke to his topic on Flooding in the Clogher Valley.  

The Deputy Speaker (Mr Beggs) took the Chair.

Proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

The Speaker

The Assembly adjourned at 3.41pm.

Mr William Hay
The Speaker
22 November 2011

Northern Ireland Assembly

Papers Presented to the Assembly on
22 November 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

Probation Board for Northern Ireland Retention and Disposal Schedule 2011 (DCAL)

5.    Assembly Reports
6.    Statutory Rules

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

7.    Written Ministerial Statements
8.    Consultation Documents
9.    Departmental Publications
10. Agency Publications
11.  Westminster Publications
12. Miscellaneous Publications

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