MINUTE OF PROCEEDINGS
MONDAY 17 NOVEMBER 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 - Liquor Licensing and Registered Clubs Law
The Minister for Social Development, Ms Margaret Ritchie, made a statement to the Assembly regarding Liquor Licensing and Registered Clubs Law, following which she replied to questions.
2.2 First Stage - Pensions (No. 2) Bill (NIA 2/08)
The Minister for Social Development, Ms Margaret Ritchie, introduced a Bill to make provision relating to pensions; and for connected purposes.
Bill passed First Stage and ordered to be printed (NIA Bill 2/08).
3. Private Members’ Business
3.1 Second Stage - Community Use of Schools Premises Bill (NIA 1/08)
Mr David McNarry did not move the Second Stage of the Community Use of Schools Premises Bill (NIA 1/08).
3.2 Motion - Executive Committee - Requirement to Meet
Proposed: That this Assembly requires the Executive Committee to meet immediately, in accordance with the Pledge of Office and the Ministerial Code.
[Sir R Empey]
[Mr M McGimpsey]
Proposed: At end insert:
‘; recognises that the DUP, UUP and SDLP Members of the Executive have been willing to meet at any time to discuss any items; condemns efforts to prevent Executive business taking place; and greatly regrets the resultant impact on the electorate during challenging economic times.’
[ Lord Morrow]
The Amendment being put, the Amendmentwas made without division.
The Question being put, the Motion, as amended, was carried without division.
The Deputy Speaker (Mr McClarty) 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 Peter Robinson.
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 Gregory Campbell.
The Deputy Speaker (Mr Dallat) in the chair.
5. Private Members’ Business (cont’d)
5.1 Motion - Varney II Report
Proposed: That this Assembly calls upon the Executive to provide a full response to the recommendations of the Varney II Report.
[Dr S Farry]
[Mr S Neeson]
The Question being put, the Motion was carried without division.
6. Executive Committee Business
6.1 Statement - Presbyterian Mutual Society
The Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment, Mrs Arlene Foster, made a statement to the Assembly regarding the Presbyterian Mutual Society, following which she replied to questions.
Proposed: That the Assembly do now adjourn.
The Assembly adjourned at 5.38 pm.
Mr William Hay
17 November 2008
NORTHERN IRELAND ASSEMBLY
PAPERS PRESENTED TO THE ASSEMBLY FROM
12 TO 17 NOVEMBER 2008
1. Acts of the Northern Ireland Assembly
2. Bills of the Northern Ireland Assembly
Pensions (No.2) Bill (NIA 2/08)
3. Orders in Council
4. Publications Laid in the Northern Ireland Assembly
Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety- Health and Personal Social Services Superannuation Resource Accounts 2007/08 (NIA 01/08-09)
Department of Health and Social Services and Public Safety-Fire and Rescue Service Pension Scheme Resource Accounts 2006/07 (NIA 04/08-09)
Department of Health and Social Services and Public Safety - Fire and Rescue Service Pension Scheme Resource Accounts 2007/08 (NIA 05/08-09)
Mental Health Commission for Northern Ireland 12th Annual Report and Accounts 2007-2008 (NIA 40/08-09)
Internal Fraud in the Sports Institute for Northern Ireland & Development of Ballycastle and Rathlin Harbours (NIA 49/08-09)
Report of the Examiner of Statutory Rules to the Assembly and the Appropriate Committees (Fifth Report) (NIA 57/08-09)
5. Assembly Reports
Report on the Health and Social Care (Reform) Bill (Committee for Health, Social Services and Public Safety) (10/08/08R)
6. Statutory Rules
(The department identified after each rule is for reference purposes only.)
S.R. 2008/435 The Organic Farming (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008 (DARD)
S.R. 2008/445 The Insolvency (Company Arrangement or Administration Provisions for an Industrial and Provident Society) Order (Northern Ireland) 2008 (DETI)
For Information Only:
S.R. 2008/437 The Roads (Classification) Order (Northern Ireland) 2008 (DRD)
S.R. 2008/438 The One-Way Traffic (Ballymena) Order (Northern Ireland) 2008 (DRD)
S.R. 2008/440 The Waiting Restrictions (Coleraine) Order (Northern Ireland) 2008 (DRD)
S.R. 2008/441 The Prohibition of Right-Hand Turn (Newry) Order (Northern Ireland) 2008 (DRD)
S.R. 2008/447 The Off-Street Parking (Amendment No.2) Order (Northern Ireland) 2008 (DRD)
S.R. 2008/448 The Cycle Routes (Amendment No.4) Order (Northern Ireland) 2008 (DRD)
S.R. 2008/449 The Waiting Restrictions (Newry) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2008 (DRD)
7. Consultation Documents
Northern Ireland Strategic Energy Framework 2009 Pre-Consultation Scoping Paper (DETI)
Review of Irish Medium Education (DE)
8. Departmental Publications
Pensions (No.2) Bill – Regulatory Impact Assessment (DSD)
9. Agency Publications
10. Westminster Publications
11. Miscellaneous Publications