MINUTE OF PROCEEDINGS
MONDAY 25 JUNE 2007
The Assembly met at noon, the Speaker in the Chair
1. Personal Prayer or Meditation
Members observed two minutes’ silence.
2. The Speaker’s Business
2.1 Right of Reply
The Speaker delivered a ruling on the application of Standing Orders 34(4) and 35(4) where a notice to oppose the Question that a clause stand part of a Bill has been published on the Marshalled List.
3. Executive Committee Business
3.1 Statement – June Monitoring Outcome 2007-2008
The Rt Hon Peter Robinson, Minister of Finance and Personnel, made a statement to the Assembly on the outcome of the June monitoring of public expenditure 2007-2008, following which he replied to questions.
3.2 Final Stage – Budget Bill (NIA 3/07)
The Rt Hon Peter Robinson, Minister of Finance and Personnel, moved that the Final Stage of the Budget Bill (NIA Bill 3/07) be agreed.
NIA Bill 3/07 passed Final Stage with cross-community support nemine contradicente.
3.3 Final Stage – Welfare Reform Bill (NIA 1/07)
Ms Margaret Ritchie, Minister for Social Development, moved that the Final Stage of the Welfare Reform Bill (NIA Bill 1/07) be agreed.
NIA Bill 1/07 passed Final Stage.
4. Private Members’ Business
4.1 Motion – Carers
Proposed: That this Assembly calls upon the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to ensure that all carers, formal and informal, can access services and support to maintain their own health and well-being, to recognise financially the vital role they play and ensure uptake of all benefit entitlements.
[Mrs C Hanna]
The Deputy Speaker (Mr Molloy) in the chair.
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.
5.2 Minister of the Environment
Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister, Mrs Arlene Foster.
5.3 Minister of Finance and Personnel
Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister, Rt Hon Peter Robinson.
The Deputy Speaker (Mr Dallat) in the chair.
6. Private Members’ Business (Cont’d)
6.1 Motion – Carers (Cont’d)
Debate resumed on the Motion.
The Question being put, the Motion was carried without division.
7. Private Notice Question – Neighbourhood Renewal Strategy
7.1 Ms Margaret Ritchie, Minister for Social Development, replied to a Question to which she had been given private notice, tabled by Ms Carál Ní Chuilín.
Proposed: That the Assembly do now adjourn.
The Assembly adjourned at 4.58 pm.
Mr William Hay
25 June 2007
NORTHERN IRELAND ASSEMBLY
PAPERS PRESENTED TO THE ASSEMBLY FROM
20 JUNE to 25 JUNE 2007
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
Action: Moving On - Annual Report of The Lay Observer 2006 (NIA 45/06-07)
Financial Reporting Advisory Board (NIA 36/06-07)
5. Assembly Reports
6. Statutory Rules
(The department identified after each rule is for reference purposes only.)
S.R. 2007/301 The Addition of Vitamins, Minerals and Other Substances Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007 (DHSSPS)
S.R. 2007/304 The Spreadable Fats (Marketing Standards) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007 (DHSSPS)
S.R. 2007/305 The Parking and Waiting Restrictions (Ballymena) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2007 (DRD)
S.R. 2007/306 The Social Security (Miscellaneous Amendments) No.2 Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007 (DSD)
S.R. 2007/307 The Bovine Products (Restriction on Placing on the Market) (No.2) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007 (DARD)
For information purposes only:
S.R. 2007/294 (C. 18) The Waste (Amendment) (2007 Order) (Commencement No. 1) Order (Northern Ireland) 2007 (DOE)