Minute of Proceedings
Monday 18 October 2010
The Assembly met at noon, the Speaker in the Chair.
1. Personal Prayer or Meditation
Members observed two minutes’ silence.
2. Speaker’s Business
The Speaker made some remarks in relation to the standards of debate during the sittings on the previous week and reminded Members that they should not challenge the authority of the Chair.
3. Executive Committee Business
3.1 First Stage - Justice Bill (NIA Bill 1/10)
The Minister of Justice, Mr David Ford, introduced a Bill to make provision for an offender levy; to amend the law relating to measures for vulnerable and intimidated witnesses and live links; to make provision for policing and community safety partnerships; to make provision regulating certain sporting events; to amend the law relating to the treatment of offenders; to make provision for penalty notices and conditional cautions; to amend the law on legal aid; to amend the law on bail; to make other amendments relating to the administration of civil and criminal justice; and for connected purposes.
Bill passed First Stage and ordered to be printed (NIA Bill 1/10).
4. Private Members’ Business
4.1 Motion - Review of Multiple Sclerosis Services
That this Assembly calls on the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to review and improve the facilities available to, and treatment for, people who are suffering from Multiple Sclerosis.
Mr A Ross
Mr I McCrea
The Deputy Speaker (Mr McClarty) took the Chair.
The Question being put, the Motion was carried without division.
4.2 Motion - Protecting Homeowners Following the Vesting of Land
That this Assembly calls on the Minister for Social Development and the Minister of Finance and Personnel to bring forward, within the lifetime of the current Assembly, proposals to ensure that homeowners living in areas that are due to be re-developed by the Department for Social Development will be protected from negative equity and increased debt following the vesting of land.
Ms C Ní Chuilín
Mr F McCann
Mr M Brady
Mr A Maskey
Leave out all after ‘calls on’ and insert:
‘the Minister of Finance and Personnel, in conjunction with Executive colleagues, to bring forward, within the lifetime of the current Assembly, proposals which seek to address or mitigate against homeowners, farm owners and land owners, living in areas that are due to be re-developed by the Department for Social Development, the Department for Regional Development or any other Department, being unduly affected by negative equity and increased debt following the vesting of land or property.’
Mr C McDevitt
Mr D O’Loan
Mrs M Bradley
The Question being put, the Amendment was made.
The Question being put, the Motion, as amended, was carried.
The Speaker took the Chair.
4. Question Time
Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister of Justice, Mr David Ford.
4.2 Regional Development
Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister for Regional Development, Mr Conor Murphy.
That the Assembly do now adjourn.
The Assembly adjourned at 3.30pm.
Mr William Hay
18 October 2010
Northern Ireland Assembly
Papers Presented to the Assembly from
13 - 18 October 2010
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
Charities Annual Report 2004 (DSD)
Charities Annual Report 2005 (DSD)
Charities Annual Report 2006 (DSD)
Charities Annual Report 2007 (DSD)
Charities Annual Report 2008 (DSD)
Report of Proceedings of the Agricultural Wages Board for Northern Ireland under the Agricultural Wages (Regulation) (Northern Ireland) Order 1977 (DARD)
5. Assembly Reports
Report on the Sunbeds Bill (NIA 77/09/10R) (Committee for Health, Social Services and Public Safety)
6. Statutory Rules
(The Department identified after each rule is for reference purposes only)
7. Written Ministerial Statements
8. Consultation Documents
Consultation on the Level of Pharmacy Premises Fees to be Charged from 1 January 2011 (DHSSPS)
Consultation on the New Animal By-Products Regulations (NI) 2011 to Implement Regulation (EC) 1069/2099 (DARD)
Goods Vehicles (Licensing of Operators) Act (Northern Ireland) 2010 - Exemptions and Scope (DOE)
9. Departmental Publications
10. Agency Publications
11. Westminster Publications
12. Miscellaneous Publications