MINUTE OF PROCEEDINGS
MONDAY 4 FEBRUARY 2008
The Assembly met at noon, the Speaker in the Chair
1. Personal Prayer or Meditation
Members observed two minutes’ silence.
2. Executive Committee Business
2.1 Statement - Reorganisation of the Health and Social Care System in Northern Ireland
The Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, Mr Michael McGimpsey, made a statement to the Assembly regarding proposals for the reorganisation of the health and social care system in Northern Ireland, following which he replied to questions.
The Deputy Speaker (Mr Molloy) in the chair.
2.2 Statement - Re-establishment of the Ministerial Sub-Committee on Children and Young People
The junior Minister, Mr Ian Paisley Junior, made a statement to the Assembly regarding the re-establishment of the Ministerial Sub-Committee on Children and Young People, following which the junior Minister, Mr Gerry Kelly, replied to questions.
3. Committee Business
3.1 Motion - Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on the draft Sexual Offences (Northern Ireland) Order 2007
Proposed: That the Report of the Ad Hoc Committee set up to consider the draft Sexual Offences (Northern Ireland) Order 2007, should be submitted to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland as a Report of the Northern Ireland Assembly.
[Chairperson, Ad Hoc Committee on the draft Sexual Offences (Northern Ireland) Order 2007]
The debate was suspended for Question Time.
The Speaker in the chair.
4. Question Time
4.1 Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister
Questions were put to, and answered by, the First Minister, Rt Hon Dr Ian Paisley.
4.2 Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development
Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister, Ms Michelle Gildernew.
4.3 Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure
Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister, Mr Edwin Poots.
5. Committee Business (cont’d)
5.1 Motion - Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on the draft Sexual Offences (Northern Ireland) Order 2007 (cont’d)
Debate resumed on the Motion.
The Deputy Speaker (Mr Dallat) in the chair.
The Question being put, the Motion was carried without division.
6. Private Members’ Business
6.1 Motion - Private Armies
Proposed: That this Assembly calls for an immediate end to the existence of private armies.
[Mr D McNarry]
6.2 Amendment No. 1
Proposed: Leave out all after ‘Assembly’ and insert:
‘notes the most recent report by the Independent Monitoring Commission on the activities of illegal organisations; calls for their disbandment; and further calls for full co-operation on all crimes by all in the community.’
[Mr D Bradley]
[Mr A Attwood]
6.3 Amendment No. 2
Proposed: Leave out all after ‘of’ and insert:
‘the structures and activities of all paramilitary organisations.’
[Mrs N Long]
[Mr T Lunn]
[Mr D Ford]
[Dr S Farry]
Amendment No.1 being put, the Amendment was made without division.
Amendment No. 2 was not put.
The Question being put, the Motion, as amended, was carried without division.
Proposed: That the Assembly do now adjourn.
The Assembly adjourned at 6.12 pm.
Mr William Hay
4 February 2008
NORTHERN IRELAND ASSEMBLY
PAPERS PRESENTED TO THE ASSEMBLY FROM
30 JANUARY TO 4 FEBRUARY 2008
- Acts of the Northern Ireland Assembly
- Bills of the Northern Ireland Assembly
- Orders in Council
- Publications Laid in the Northern Ireland Assembly
Assembly Members Pension Scheme Annual Report and Accounts 2006-07 (NIA 43/07-08)
Northern Ireland Authority for Energy Regulation Annual Report 2006/2007 (NIA 68/07-08)
British Wool Marketing Board (BWMB) 2006/07 Agricultural Marketing Report (NIA 74/07-08)
- Assembly Reports
Report on the Draft Sexual Offences (NI) Order 2007: Ad Hoc Committee on the Draft Sexual Offences (NI) Order 2007 (15/07-08)
- 6. Statutory Rules
(The department identified after each rule is for reference purposes only.)
S.R. 2008/21 The Health and Safety (Fees) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008 (DETI).
S.R. 2008/29 The Motor Vehicles (Wearing of Seat Belts) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008 (DOE).
S.R. 2008/34 Less Favoured Area Compensatory Allowances Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008 (DARD).
S.R. 2008/36 The Trunk Road T15 ( Carland Bridge Realignment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2008 (DRD)
S.R. 2008/39 Travelling Expenses and Remission of Charges (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008 (DHSSPS)
For information only:
S.R. 2008/30 The Loading Bays on Roads (Amendment No.2) Order (Northern Ireland) 2008 (DRD)
S.R. 2008/31 The Roads (Speed Limit) Order (Northern Ireland) 2008 (DRD)
- Consultation Documents
Draft Presumption of Death Bill (Northern Ireland) 2008 (DFP)
Proposals for Equipment and Protective Systems Intended for use in Potentially Explosive Atmospheres (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008 (DETI)
- Departmental Publications
Drug Use in Ireland and Northern Ireland, First Results from the 2006/2007 Drug Prevalence Survey (DHSSPS)
Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme (Amendment) Scheme (Northern Ireland) 2008 (DFP)
Vote on Account 2008-2009 (DFP)
Northern Ireland Spring Supplementary Estimates 2007-2008 (DFP)
- Agency Publications
- Westminster Publications
- Miscellaneous Publications