MINUTE OF PROCEEDINGS
MONDAY 11 MAY 2009
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 - North-South Ministerial Council Transport Sectoral Format
The Minister for Regional Development, Mr Conor Murphy, made a statement to the Assembly regarding the North-South Ministerial Council Transport sectoral format meeting, following which he replied to questions.
2.2 Statement - Economic Benefits of Development Proposals
The Minister of the Environment, Mr Sammy Wilson, made a statement to the Assembly regarding economic benefits of development proposals, following which he replied to questions.
3. Private Members’ Business
3.1 Motion - RUC Museum
Proposed: That this Assembly supports the suggestions for an RUC Museum at Brooklyn Headquarters near to the Garden of Remembrance; and calls on the Northern Ireland Office to allocate the necessary funding to enable building to begin during 2009.
[Mr J Shannon]
[Mr J Spratt]
[Mr S Hamilton]
Proposed: Leave out all after ‘Assembly’ and insert :
‘notes the proposal for an RUC museum; believes that methods to acknowledge the past, including the role of the RUC and the different experiences of policing over the years, should be developed; and recommends that the Department for Culture, Arts and Leisure, the Policing Board, the Police Service of Northern Ireland, the Commission for Victims and Survivors and the future victims and survivors forum should consider the matter.’
[Mrs D Kelly]
[Mr A Attwood]
The Deputy Speaker (Mr Dallat) in the chair.
Debate was suspended for Question Time.
4. Question Time
4.1 Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety
Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister, Mr Michael McGimpsey.
4.2 Minister for Regional Development
Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister, Mr Conor Murphy.
4.3 Minister for Social Development
Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister, Ms Margaret Ritchie.
The Deputy Speaker (Mr McClarty) in the chair.
5. Private Members’ Business
5.1 Motion - RUC Museum (cont’d)
Debate resumed on the Motion.
The Amendment being put, the Amendment fell without division.
The Question being put, the Motion was carried without division.
5.2 Motion - Children Missing from Care
Proposed: That this Assembly notes with concern the failure of the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to monitor and maintain baseline figures relating to the number of children who go missing from care and the number of such incidents per child; demands action to address the lack of access to specialist therapeutic support services for these children across all Health and Social Care Trust areas; recognises the pressure on police resources and time in retrieving these children; calls on the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to place greater emphasis on the needs of missing children and to ensure that his Department accurately accounts for these children in its role as corporate parent; and provides a clear strategy and resources to address the reasons for these children going missing and the risks to which they are exposed during their absence.
[Miss M McIlveen]
[Mr E Poots]
[Mr I McCrea]
[Mr M Storey]
Proposed: At end insert :
‘; furthermore notes the danger of sexual exploitation that children missing from care can face; notes the successful approach of the Manchester Safeguarding Children Board ‘Protect Team’; and calls on the Northern Ireland Office to ensure that the Police Service of Northern Ireland, in conjunction with the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety and the relevant voluntary sector organisations, provide an enhanced Protect Team for Northern Ireland with a view to preventing the sexual exploitation of children and young people.’
[Mr R Beggs]
[Mr J McCallister]
[Mr D Kennedy]
[Mr B McCrea]
The Amendment being put, the Amendment was made without division.
The Question being put, the Motion, as amended, was carried without division.
Proposed: That the Assembly do now adjourn.
The Assembly adjourned at 5.46 pm.
Mr William Hay
11 May 2009
NORTHERN IRELAND ASSEMBLY
PAPERS PRESENTED TO THE ASSEMBLY FROM
6 TO 11 MAY 2009
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
Review of New Deal 25 + (NIA 111/08-09)
The Pensions Regulator Codes of Practice – Regulator draft code of practice no. 12 Circumstances in relation to the material detriment test (NIA 120/08-09)
Report of the Examiner of Statutory Rules to the Assembly and Appropriate Committees (NIA 124/08-09)
5. Assembly Reports
Report on The Financial Provisions Bill (Committee for Finance and Personnel)
6. Statutory Rules
(The Department identified after each rule is for reference purposes only.)
S.R 2009/177 The Sea Fish Industry (Harbour, Landing and Light Dues) Scheme (Northern Ireland) 2009 (DARD)
S.R. 2009/178 The Waste Management Strategy Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009 (DOE)
S.R 2009/179 The Plant Health (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2009 (DARD)
S.R. 2009/180 The Henry Street (Stopping-Up) Order (Northern Ireland) 2009 (DRD)
S.R 2009/184 The Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009 (DOE)
S.R 2009/186 The Charges for Drugs and Appliances and Provision of Health Services to Persons not Ordinarily Resident (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009 (DHSSPS)
For Information Only :
S.R 2009/181 The Cycle Routes (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2009 (DRD)
S.R 2009/182 The Road Races ( Ulster Rally) Order (Northern Ireland) 2009 (DRD)
S.R 2009/185 The Road Races (Croft Hill Climb) Order (Northern Ireland) 2009 (DRD)
7. Written Ministerial Statements
8. Consultation Documents
9. Departmental Publications
Middletown Centre for Autism Ltd 2007/2008 Annual Report and Accounts (DE)