Minutes of Proceedings

Session: 2011/2012

Date: 08 May 2012

The Assembly met at 10.30am, the Speaker in the Chair.

1. Personal Prayer or Meditation

Members observed two minutes’ silence.

2. Assembly Business

2.1 Motion - Committee Membership

Proposed:

That Mr Chris Hazzard be appointed as a member of the Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development and as a member of the Committee for the Environment.

Ms J McCann
Mr R McCartney
Mr P Maskey

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

3. Executive Committee Business

3.1 Final Stage - Pensions Bill (NIA 3/11-15)

The Minister for Social Development, Mr Nelson McCausland, moved that the Final Stage of the Pensions Bill (NIA 3/11-15) do now pass.

Debate ensued.

The Deputy Speaker (Mr Dallat) took the Chair.

The Pensions Bill passed Final Stage (Division 1).

4. Private Members’ Business

4.1 Motion - Support for Victims and Survivors

Proposed:

That this Assembly recognises the significant number of victims and survivors who need appropriate help and support to enable them to deal with the legacy of the past; further recognises the important work of the Northern Ireland Memorial Fund in addressing the specific needs of victims and survivors; and calls on the First Minister and deputy First Minister to consider the implications of the European Parliament's proposed legal definition of a victim contained in its draft Directive to establish minimum standards on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime.

Mr T Elliott
Mr M Nesbitt [R]
Mr D Kinahan

Debate ensued.

The Deputy Speaker (Mr Beggs) took the Chair.  

The sitting was suspended at 12.34pm.

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

5. Question Time

5.1 Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister

Questions were put to, and answered by, the deputy First Minister, Mr Martin McGuinness. The junior Minister, Ms Martina Anderson, also answered a number of questions.

5.2 Regional Development

Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister for Regional Development, Mr Danny Kennedy.

5.3 Social Development

Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister for Social Development, Mr Nelson McCausland.

5.4 Culture, Arts and Leisure

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

The Deputy Speaker (Mr Beggs) took the Chair.

6. Private Members’ Business (Cont’d)

6.1 Motion - Support for Victims and Survivors (Cont’d)

Debate resumed on the motion.

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

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

7. Adjournment

Mr Alex Easton spoke to his topic on the future of the Prison Service Lisnevin site in Millisle

Proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

The Speaker

The Assembly adjourned at 5.02pm.

Mr William Hay
The Speaker
8 May 2012

Northern Ireland Assembly

8 May 2012
Division 1

Final Stage - Pensions Bill (NIA 3/11/15)

Minister for Social Development

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 77

Noes: 13

Ayes

Mr Allister, Mr S Anderson, Mr Beggs, Mr Bell,  Mr Boylan, Ms Boyle, Ms P Bradley, Mr Brady,  
Ms Brown, Mr Buchanan, Mr Campbell, Mr Clarke, Mrs Cochrane, Mr Copeland, Mr Cree, Mr Dickson, Mrs Dobson, Mr Doherty, Mr Douglas, Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Mr Elliott, Dr Farry, Mr Flanagan,  Mr Ford, Mrs Foster, Mr Frew, Mr Gardiner,  Ms Gildernew, Mr Givan, Mrs Hale, Mr Hamilton, Mr Hazzard,
Mr Hilditch, Mr Humphrey,  Mr Hussey, Mr Irwin, Mr Kennedy, Mr Kinahan,  Ms Lo, Mr Lynch, Mr Lyttle, Mr McCallister,  Mr F McCann, Ms J McCann, Mr McCarthy,  Mr McCartney, Mr McCausland,
Mr McClarty,  Mr B McCrea, Mr I McCrea, Mr McElduff,  Mr McGimpsey, Mr D McIlveen,
Miss M McIlveen, Mr McKay, Mr McLaughlin, Mr McMullan,  Mr McNarry, Mr McQuillan, Mr P Maskey,  Mr Molloy, Lord Morrow, Mr Moutray, Mr Murphy, Mr Nesbitt, Mr Ó hOisín, Mrs Overend, Mr Poots,
Ms S Ramsey, Mr G Robinson, Rt Hon P Robinson,  Mr Ross, Mr Sheehan, Mr Swann, Mr Weir,  
Mr Wilson.

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

Noes

Mr Agnew, Mr D Bradley, Mr Byrne, Mr Durkan,  Mr Eastwood, Mrs D Kelly, Mr McDevitt,  Dr McDonnell, Mr McGlone, Mrs McKevitt, Mr A Maginness, Mr P Ramsey, Mr Rogers.

Tellers for the Noes: Mr Durkan and Mr P Ramsey.

The Final Stage was passed.

Northern Ireland Assembly

Papers Presented to the Assembly on
2 - 8 May 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

Northern Ireland Legal Services Commission Annual Report and Financial Statements for the year ended 31 March 2011 (DOJ)

5.  Assembly Reports

Report on Excess Votes (Northern Ireland) 2010-2011 (NIA 47/11-15) (Public Accounts Committee)

Report on the Bioscience Technology Institute (NIA 48/11-15) (Public Accounts Committee)

Seventeenth Report of the Examiner of Statutory Rules (NIA 49/11-15)

6.  Statutory Rules

  • S.R. 2012/177 The Carriage of Explosives (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DOJ)
  • S.R. 2012/182 The Children's Homes (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DHSSPS)
  • S.R. 2012/183 Local Government Pension Scheme (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 (DOE)

7.  Written Ministerial Statements

8.  Consultation Documents

A Strategy to Improve the Lives of Disabled People - 2012-2015 (OFMDFM)

Consultation on the Review of HSC Student Bursary Schemes (DHSSPS)

9.  Departmental Publications

Regulations to Prohibit the Blacklisting of Trade Unionists: Departmental Response to the Public Consultation (DEL)

Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) (DETI)

Department of Finance and Personnel Memorandum on the Fourth Report from the Public Accounts Committee Mandate 2011-2015 - The use of Locum Doctors by Northern Ireland Hospitals (DFP)

Welfare Reform Bill (Northern Ireland) 2011 Completed Equality Impact Assessment (DSD)

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 9 MAY 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

/Budget (No. 2) Bill NIA Bill 1/11-15

13.06.11

20.06.11

N/A

N/A

21.06.11

27.06.11

27.06.11

25.07.11

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

16.01.12

24.01.12

N/A

N/A

31.01.12

06.02.12

07.02.12

28.02.12

Pensions Bill NIA Bill 3/11-15

23.01.12

31.01.12

13.03.12

08.03.12

27.03.12

24.04.12

08.05.12

 

/Budget Bill NIA Bill 4/11-15

13.02.12

14.02.12

N/A

N/A

20.02.12

21.02.12

27.02.12

20.03.12

Marine Bill NIA Bill 5/11-15

21.02.12

05.03.12

06.07.12

 

 

 

 

 

Superannuation Bill 6/11-15

12.03.12

26.03.12

22.05.12

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/ Bill progressing by accelerated passage

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