Minutes of Proceedings

Session: 2011/2012

Date: 07 June 2011

Venue: Assembly Chamber

No. 06-11/12

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

1.Personal Prayer or Meditation

Members observed two minutes’ silence.

2. Private Members’ Business

2.1 Motion - A5 Dual Carriageway Project

A valid Petition of Concern was presented in relation to this motion under Standing Order 28, on Monday 6 June.

Proposed:

That this Assembly supports the A5 dual carriageway project; recognises that it is essential to the economic regeneration of the North West region; welcomes the financial commitment made by the Irish Government; and calls on the Minister for Regional Development to give an assurance that there will be no dilution of the project, or delay in its completion.

Mr R McCartney
Mr P Doherty

2.2 Amendment

A valid Petition of Concern was presented in relation to this amendment under Standing Order 28, on Monday 6 June.

Proposed:

Leave out all after ‘supports’ and insert:

‘the upgrading of the existing A5; recognises that it is essential to the economic regeneration of the North West region; welcomes the financial commitment made by the Irish Government; and calls on the Minister for Regional Development to consider all alternatives to the current proposed scheme’.

Lord Morrow
Mr T Buchanan

Debate ensued.

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

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

The sitting was suspended at 12.36pm.

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

3. Question Time

3.1 Culture, Arts and Leisure

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

3.2 Education

Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister of Education, Mr John O’Dowd.

4. Private Members’ Business (Cont’d)

4.1 Motion - Nursery Provision

Proposed:

That this Assembly calls on the Minister of Education to ensure that adequate nursery school provision is available for all children; to conduct an immediate review of current provision to ensure that unmet need in areas of high demand is addressed in advance of the next school year; to undertake a wider review to ensure that there is adequate provision in future years, with increased attention to early years education; and to introduce a statutory right to pre-school education.

Mr C McDevitt

4.2 Amendment

Proposed:

Leave out all after ‘nursery school’ and insert:

‘and pre-school provision are available for all children; to conduct an immediate review of current provision to ensure that unmet need in areas of high demand is addressed in advance of the next school year; to undertake a wider review to ensure that there is adequate provision in future years, with increased attention to early years education and with a focus within the Review on the educational benefits and financial implications of bringing forward legislation giving a statutory right to pre-school education’.

Mr P Flanagan
Mr D McKay
Ms M Boyle

Debate ensued.

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

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

The Deputy Speaker (Mr Beggs) took the Chair.

5. Adjournment

Mr Francie Molloy spoke to his topic on the Minor Injuries Unit at Mid Ulster Hospital, Magherafelt.

Proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

The Speaker

The Assembly adjourned at 5.27pm.

Mr William Hay
The Speaker
7 June 2011

Northern Ireland Assembly

7 June 2011
Divisions

Division No. 1

A5 Dual Carriageway Project - Amendment

Proposed:

Leave out all after ‘supports’ and insert:

‘the upgrading of the existing A5; recognises that it is essential to the economic regeneration of the North West region; welcomes the financial commitment made by the Irish Government; and calls on the Minister for Regional Development to consider all alternatives to the current proposed scheme’.

Lord Morrow
Mr T Buchanan

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 58
Noes: 38

Ayes

Unionist

Mr Allister, Mr S Anderson, Mr Beggs, Mr Bell, Ms P Bradley, Mr Buchanan, Mr Campbell, Mr T Clarke, Mr Copeland, Mr Craig, Mr Cree, Mrs Dobson, Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Mr Elliott, Mrs Foster, Mr Frew, Mr Gardiner, Mr Girvan, Mr Givan, Mrs Hale, Mr Hamilton, Mr Hilditch, Mr Hussey, Mr Irwin, Mr Kennedy, Mr Kinahan, Mrs Lewis, Mr McCallister, Mr McCausland, Mr McClarty, Mr I McCrea, Mr D McIlveen, Miss M McIlveen, Mr McNarry, Mr McQuillan, Lord Morrow, Mr Moutray, Mr Nesbitt, Mr Newton, Mrs Overend, Mr G Robinson, Rt Hon P Robinson, Mr Ross, Mr Spratt, Mr Storey, Mr Swann, Mr Weir, Mr Wells.

Other

Mr Agnew, Mrs Cochrane, Mr Dickson, Dr Farry, Mr Ford, Ms Lo, Mr Lunn, Mr Lyttle, Mr McCarthy.

Tellers for the Ayes: Mr Buchanan and Mr G Robinson.

Noes

Nationalist

Ms M Anderson, Mr Attwood, Mr Boylan, Ms Boyle, Mr D Bradley, Mr Brady, Mr Byrne, Mr Dallat, Mr Doherty, Mr Durkan, Mr Eastwood, Mr Flanagan, Ms Gildernew, Mrs D Kelly, Mr Lynch, Mr A Maginness, Mr A Maskey, Mr F McCann, Ms J McCann, Mr McCartney, Mr McDevitt, Mr McElduff, Mr McGlone, Mr M McGuinness, Mr McKay, Mrs McKevitt, Mr McLaughlin, Mr McMullan, Mr Murphy, Ms Ní Chuilín, Mr Ó hOisín, Mr O’Dowd, Mrs O’Neill, Mr P Ramsey, Ms S Ramsey, Ms Ritchie, Ms Ruane, Mr Sheehan.

Tellers for the Noes: Mr Lynch and Mr McCartney.

Total votes 96 Total Ayes 58 [60.4 %]

Nationalist Votes 38 Nationalist Ayes 0 [0.0 %%]

Unionist Votes 49 Unionist Ayes 49 [100 %]

Other Votes 9 Other Ayes 9 [100 %]

The Amendment fell on a cross-community vote.

Northern Ireland Assembly

7 June 2011
Divisions

Division No. 2

A5 Dual Carriageway Project - Motion

Proposed:

That this Assembly supports the A5 dual carriageway project; recognises that it is essential to the economic regeneration of the North West region; welcomes the financial commitment made by the Irish Government; and calls on the Minister for Regional Development to give an assurance that there will be no dilution of the project or delay in its completion.

Mr R McCartney
Mr P Doherty

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 38
Noes: 58

Ayes

Nationalist

Ms M Anderson, Mr Attwood, Mr Boylan, Ms Boyle, Mr D Bradley, Mr Brady, Mr Byrne, Mr Dallat, Mr Doherty, Mr Durkan, Mr Eastwood, Mr Flanagan, Ms Gildernew, Mrs D Kelly, Mr Lynch, Mr A Maginness, Mr A Maskey, Mr F McCann, Ms J McCann, Mr McCartney, Mr McDevitt, Mr McElduff, Mr McGlone, Mr M McGuinness, Mr McKay, Mrs McKevitt, Mr McLaughlin, Mr McMullan, Mr Murphy, Ms Ní Chuilín, Mr Ó hOisín, Mr O’Dowd, Mrs O’Neill, Mr P Ramsey, Ms S Ramsey, Ms Ritchie, Ms Ruane, Mr Sheehan.

Tellers for the Ayes: Mr Lynch and Mr McCartney.

Noes

Unionist

Mr Allister, Mr S Anderson, Mr Beggs, Mr Bell, Ms P Bradley, Mr Buchanan, Mr Campbell, Mr T Clarke, Mr Copeland, Mr Craig, Mr Cree, Mrs Dobson, Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Mr Elliott, Mrs Foster, Mr Frew, Mr Gardiner, Mr Girvan, Mr Givan, Mrs Hale, Mr Hamilton, Mr Hilditch, Mr Hussey, Mr Irwin, Mr Kennedy, Mr Kinahan, Mrs Lewis, Mr McCallister, Mr McCausland, Mr McClarty, Mr I McCrea, Mr D McIlveen, Miss M McIlveen, Mr McNarry, Mr McQuillan, Lord Morrow, Mr Moutray, Mr Nesbitt, Mr Newton, Mrs Overend, Mr G Robinson, Rt Hon P Robinson, Mr Ross, Mr Spratt, Mr Storey, Mr Swann, Mr Weir, Mr Wells.

Other

Mr Agnew, Mrs Cochrane, Mr Dickson, Dr Farry, Mr Ford, Ms Lo, Mr Lunn, Mr Lyttle, Mr McCarthy.

Tellers for the Noes: Mr Buchanan and Mr G Robinson.

Total votes 96 Total Ayes 38 [39.6 %]

Nationalist Votes 38 Nationalist Ayes 38 [100 %%]

Unionist Votes 49 Unionist Ayes 0 [0.0 % ]

Other Votes 9 Other Ayes 0 [0.0 % ]

The Motion was negatived on a cross-community vote.  

 

Appendix 1

Northern Ireland Assembly

The undersigned Members of the Northern Ireland Assembly presented a petition of concern, in accordance with Standing Order 28, on Monday 6 June in relation to the following amendment.

A5 Dual Carriageway Project - Amendment

Leave out all after ‘supports’ and insert:

‘the upgrading of the existing A5; recognises that it is essential to the economic regeneration of the North West region; welcomes the financial commitment made by the Irish Government; and calls on the Minister for Regional Development to consider all alternatives to the current proposed scheme’.

MS SUE RAMSEY
MR RAYMOND MCCARTNEY
MR DAITHÍ MCKAY
MS MARTINA ANDERSON
MR CATHAL BOYLAN
MS MICHAELA BOYLE
MR MICKEY BRADY
MR WILLIE CLARKE
MR PAT DOHERTY
MR PHIL FLANAGAN
MS MICHELLE GILDERNEW
MR SEAN LYNCH
MR ALEX MASKEY
MR FRA MCCANN
MS JENNIFER MCCANN
MR BARRY MCELDUFF
MR MARTIN MCGUINNESS
MR MITCHEL MCLAUGHLIN
MR OLIVER MCMULLAN
MS CARÁL NÍ CHUILÍN
MR CATHAL Ó hOISÍN
MRS MICHELLE O’NEILL
MS CAITRÍONA RUANE
MR PAT SHEEHAN
MS MARGARET RITCHIE
MR PAT RAMSEY
MR PATSY MCGLONE
MR ALBAN MAGINNESS
MR DOMINIC BRADLEY
MR CONALL MCDEVITT
MRS DOLORES KELLY
MR JOE BYRNE
MRS KAREN MCKEVITT
MR JOHN DALLAT
MR MARK H DURKAN
MR COLUM EASTWOOD
DR ALASTAIR MCDONNELL

Appendix 2

Northern Ireland Assembly

The undersigned Members of the Northern Ireland Assembly presented a petition of concern, in accordance with Standing Order 28, on Monday 6 June in relation to the following motion.

A5 Dual Carriageway Project - Motion

That this Assembly supports the A5 dual carriageway project; recognises that it is essential to the economic regeneration of the North West region; welcomes the financial commitment made by the Irish Government; and calls on the Minister for Regional Development to give an assurance that there will be no dilution of the project, or delay in its completion.

MR SYDNEY ANDERSON
MR JONATHAN BELL
MS PAULA BRADLEY
MR THOMAS BUCHANAN
MR GREGORY CAMPBELL
MR TREVOR CLARKE
MR JONATHAN CRAIG
MR SAMMY DOUGLAS
MR GORDON DUNNE
MR ALEX EASTON
MRS ARLENE FOSTER
MR PAUL FREW
MR PAUL GIRVAN
MR PAUL GIVAN
MRS BRENDA HALE
MR SIMON HAMILTON
MR DAVID HILDITCH
MR WILLIAM HUMPHREY
MR WILLIAM IRWIN
MRS PAM LEWIS
MR NELSON MCCAUSLAND
MR IAN MCCREA
MR DAVID MCILVEEN
MISS MICHELLE MCILVEEN
MR ADRIAN MCQUILLAN
THE LORD MORROW
MR STEPHEN MOUTRAY
MR ROBIN NEWTON
MR EDWIN POOTS
MR GEORGE ROBINSON
RT HON PETER ROBINSON
MR ALASTAIR ROSS
MR JIMMY SPRATT
MR MERVYN STOREY
MR PETER WEIR
MR JIM WELLS
MR SAMMY WILSON

MARSHALLED LIST OF AMENDMENTS

3 June 2011

Item 3: Order Paper 6/11-15 – 7 June 2011

Private Members’ Business - Motions

Motion: A5 Dual Carriageway Project

That this Assembly supports the A5 dual carriageway project; recognises that it is essential to the economic regeneration of the North West region; welcomes the financial commitment made by the Irish Government; and calls on the Minister for Regional Development to give an assurance that there will be no dilution of the project or delay in its completion.

Mr R McCartney
Mr P Doherty 

The Speaker has selected the following amendment for debate

Amendment 1:

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

‘the upgrading of the existing A5; recognises that it is essential to the economic regeneration of the North West region; welcomes the financial commitment made by the Irish Government; and calls on the Minister for Regional Development to consider all alternatives to the current proposed scheme’.

Lord Morrow
Mr T Buchanan

Motion: Nursery Provision

That this Assembly calls on the Minister of Education to ensure that adequate nursery school provision is available for all children; to conduct an immediate review of current provision to ensure that unmet need in areas of high demand is addressed in advance of the next school year; to undertake a wider review to ensure that there is adequate provision in future years, with increased attention to early years education; and to introduce a statutory right to pre-school education.

Mr C McDevitt

The Speaker has selected the following amendment for debate

Amendment 1:

Proposed: Leave out all after ‘nursery school’ and insert:

‘and pre-school provision are available for all children; to conduct an immediate review of current provision to ensure that unmet need in areas of high demand is addressed in advance of the next school year; to undertake a wider review to ensure that there is adequate provision in future years, with increased attention to early years education and with a focus within the Review on the educational benefits and financial implications of bringing forward legislation giving a statutory right to pre-school education’

Mr P Flanagan
Mr D McKay
Ms M Boyle

Northern Ireland Assembly

Papers Presented to the Assembly on
7 June 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

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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