Minutes of Proceedings

Session: Session currently unavailable

Date: 08 April 2021

The Assembly met at 11:00am, the Speaker in the Chair.

1. Prayers

Members observed two minutes' silence.

2. Private Members' Business

2.1 Motion: Support for the Rule of Law


That this Assembly notes with concern the violence on our streets over recent days and condemns without equivocation those involved; sends best wishes to those police officers attacked or injured whilst protecting the community and extends its sympathy to those members of the public who have suffered distress, loss or damage as a result; reaffirms its full commitment to support for policing and for the rule of law; recognises that leadership comes with responsibility; recommits to upholding a culture of lawfulness in both actions and in words; and calls for an immediate and complete end to this violence.

Mrs Naomi Long
Mr Stewart Dickson
Ms Nichola Mallon
Ms Kellie Armstrong

Debate ensued.

The Question being put, the motion was carried.

3. Adjournment


That the Assembly do now adjourn.

The Speaker

The Assembly adjourned at 12.49pm.

Mr Alex Maskey
The Speaker
8 April 2021

Northern Ireland Assembly

Papers Presented to the Assembly on 2 April 2021 to 8 April 2021

1. Acts of the Northern Ireland Assembly

2. Bills of the Northern Ireland Assembly

3. Orders in Council

Legislative Consent Memorandum: Pension Schemes Bill (Department for Communities)

4. Publications Laid in the Northern Ireland Assembly

South West College Annual Report and Financial Statements for year ended 31 July 2020 (Department for the Economy)

5. Assembly Reports

6. Statutory Rules

SR 2021/93 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021 (Department of Health)

SR 2021/94 The Financial Assistance (Coronavirus) (No. 2) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021 (Department of Finance)

For information only

SR 2021/73 The Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order (Northern Ireland) 2021 (Department for the Economy)

7. Written Ministerial Statements

Decisions of The Executive on COVID-19, 1 April 2021 (The Executive Office)

8. Consultation Documents

Consultation on Proposals to extend the Modifications of Educational Duties (No. 31) Notice (Northern Ireland) 2021 (Department of Education)

9. Departmental Publications

Minute on One-off Award to HSC Charitable Trust Funds (Department of Health)

10. Agency Publications

11. Westminster Publications

12. Miscellaneous Publications


The following Members notified the Speaker, under Standing Order 112, that they wished to avail of proxy voting arrangements for the sitting on Thursday 8 April 2021:

Andy Allen

Declan Kearney

Jim Allister

Dolores Kelly

Martina Anderson

Gerry Kelly

Caoimhe Archibald

Liz Kimmins

Rosemary Barton

Naomi Long

Roy Beggs

Gordon Lyons

John Blair

Séan Lynch

Cathal Boylan

Chris Lyttle

Paula Bradley

Nichola Mallon

Sinead Bradley

Declan McAleer

Paula Bradshaw

Fra McCann

Nicola Brogan

Daniel McCrossan

Keith Buchanan

Patsy McGlone

Thomas Buchanan

Colin McGrath

Robbie Butler

Philip McGuigan

Pam Cameron

Maolíosa McHugh

Pat Catney

Sinead McLaughlin

Alan Chambers

Justin McNulty

Stewart Dickson

Andrew Muir

Linda Dillon

Karen Mullan

Diane Dodds

Conor Murphy

Jemma Dolan

Mike Nesbitt

Gordon Dunne

Robin Newton

Mark Durkan

Carál Ní Chuilín

Alex Easton

Michelle O’Neill

Sinead Ennis

Edwin Poots

Arlene Foster

George Robinson

Órlaithí Flynn

Emma Rogan

Colm   Gildernew

Pat Sheehan

Paul Givan

Emma Sheerin

Deirdre Hargey

Christopher Stalford

Harry Harvey

John Stewart

David Hilditch

Mervyn Storey

Cara Hunter

Robin Swann

William Irwin

Peter Weir

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