Minutes of Proceedings

Session: Session currently unavailable

Date: 07 November 2016

The Assembly met at noon, the Speaker in the Chair.

1. Prayers

Members observed two minutes' silence.

2. Private Members' Business

2.1 Motion: Review of On-Street Parking

Proposed:

That this Assembly believes that the mandatory £90 car parking fine should be reduced significantly; further believes that greater flexibility needs to be introduced to encourage trade across Northern Ireland by allowing for the first 30 minutes of parking to be free of charge across our towns and cities, and for on-street parking time limits to be extended in rural towns and villages; and calls upon the Minister for Infrastructure to review urgently the contract for on-street parking.

Mr E Poots
Mr W Humphrey
Mr G Robinson
Mr A Easton

2.2 Motion: Amendment

Proposed:

Leave out all after 'Assembly' and insert:

'recognises the vital importance of adequate and affordable on-street parking for the growth and development of our town centres; notes the need for the Minister for Infrastructure to review the provisions for on-street parking; calls on the Minister for Infrastructure to carry out an investigation into the reduction of mandatory car parking fines; and further calls on the Minister for Infrastructure to look at options to review on-street car parking fees and times.'

Mr D McAleer
Mr F McCann
Mr S Lynch

Debate ensued.

The Principal Deputy Speaker (Ms Ruane) took the Chair.

The Question being put, the amendment was made (Division 1).

The Question being put, the motion, as amended, was carried without division.

2.3 Motion: Addressing the Past

Proposed:

That this Assembly believes in a victim-centred approach to addressing the past and that victims and survivors should have a meaningful input to the content and design of legacy proposals; further believes that justice, truth and accountability, acknowledgement and support for victims and survivors are essential elements in a comprehensive approach to the past; notes the comments by the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland on a public phase on legacy proposals; and calls on the British and Irish Governments for an urgent, renewed effort to conclude legacy issues including the further development of the proposed roles and powers of the Oral History Archive, Historical Investigations Unit, Independent Commission on Information Retrieval and the Implementation and Reconciliation Group and rejects any attempts by state, state agencies, illegal groups and others to evade justice, suppress the truth of and resist accountability for the past.

Mr C Eastwood
Ms A Attwood
Mr D McCrossan
Ms N Mallon

2.4 Motion: Amendment 1

Proposed:

Leave out all after the first 'proposals;' and insert:

'further believes that all parties should work towards an early resolution of these matters; and welcomes the Government's proposals to consult on a way forward.'

Mr P Frew
Mrs P Cameron
Mr S Douglas

The debate was suspended for Question Time.

The Speaker took the Chair.

3. Question Time

3.1 The Executive Office

Questions were put to, and answered by, the First Minister, the Rt. Hon Arlene Foster. The junior Minister, Mr Alastair Ross, also answered a number of questions.

3.2 Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister for the Economy, Mr Simon Hamilton, on behalf of the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs.

4. Question for Urgent Oral Answer

4.1 United Airlines

The Minister for the Economy, Mr Simon Hamilton, responded to a Question for Urgent Oral Answer tabled by Ms Sinéad Bradley.

5. Matter of the Day

5.1 Violent Incidents in West Belfast on 6 November 2016

Mr Alex Attwood made a statement, under Standing Order 24, in relation to Violent Incidents in West Belfast on 6 November 2016. Other Members were also called to speak on the matter.

The Deputy Speaker (Mr Kennedy) took the Chair.

6. Private Members' Business (cont'd)

6.1 Motion: Amendment 2

Proposed:

Insert after 'issues':

'prior to any public consultation'

Mr G Kelly
Ms J McCann
Mr R McCartney

Debate ensued.

The Question being put, Amendment 1 fell (Division 2).

The Question being put, Amendment 2 fell (Division 3).

The Question being put, the motion was carried without division.

7. Adjournment

Proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

The Speaker

The Assembly adjourned at 5.50pm.

Mr Robin Newton
The Speaker

7 November 2016

 

Northern Ireland Assembly

7 November 2016
Division 1

Motion – Review of On-Street Parking (Amendment)

Proposed:

Leave out all after 'Assembly' and insert:

'recognises the vital importance of adequate and affordable on-street parking for the growth and development of our town centres; notes the need for the Minister for Infrastructure to review the provisions for on-street parking; calls on the Minister for Infrastructure to carry out an investigation into the reduction of mandatory car parking fines; and further calls on the Minister for Infrastructure to look at options to review on-street car parking fees and times.'

Mr D McAleer
Mr F McCann
Mr S Lynch

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 57
Noes: 32

AYES

Mr Aiken, Mr Allen, Ms Archibald, Ms Armstrong, Mr Attwood, Mrs Barton, Mr Beattie, Mr Beggs, Mr Boylan, Ms Boyle, Ms S Bradley, Ms Bradshaw, Mr Butler, Mr Chambers, Mr Dickson, Ms Dillon, Mrs Dobson, Mr Durkan, Mr Eastwood, Dr Farry, Ms Fearon, Mr Ford, Ms Gildernew, Ms Hanna, Mr Hazzard, Mr Kearney, Mr Kelly, Mr Kennedy, Mrs Long, Mr Lynch, Mr Lyttle, Mr F McCann, Ms J McCann, Mr McCartney, Mr McCrossan, Mr McElduff, Mr McGlone, Mr McGrath, Mr McGuigan, Mr McKee, Mr McMullan, Mr McNulty, Mr McPhillips, Ms Mallon, Mr Maskey, Mr Milne, Mr Mullan, Mr Murphy, Mr Nesbitt, Ms Ní Chuilín, Mr O'Dowd, Mrs Overend, Mrs Palmer, Ms Seeley, Mr Smith, Ms Sugden, Mr Swann.

Tellers for the Ayes: Mr Lynch, Mr F McCann.

NOES

Mr Allister, Mr Anderson, Mr M Bradley, Ms P Bradley, Mr K Buchanan, Mr T Buchanan, Ms Bunting, Mrs Cameron, Mr Clarke, Mr Douglas, Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Mrs Foster, Mr Frew, Mr Girvan, Mr Givan, Mrs Hale, Mr Humphrey, Mr Irwin, Mrs Little Pengelly, Ms Lockhart, Mr Logan, Mr Lyons, Mr McCausland, Mr McQuillan, Mr Middleton, Lord Morrow, Mr Robinson, Mr Ross, Mr Stalford, Mr Storey, Mr Weir.

Tellers for the Noes: Mr McQuillan, Mr Robinson.

The following Members voted in both Lobbies and are therefore not counted in the result:

Mr Agnew, Ms Bailey

The Amendment was made.

 

Northern Ireland Assembly

7 November 2016
Division 2

Motion – Addressing the Past (Amendment 1)

Proposed:

Leave out all after the first 'proposals;' and insert:

'further believes that all parties should work towards an early resolution of these matters; and welcomes the Government's proposals to consult on a way forward.'

Mr P Frew
Mrs P Cameron
Mr S Douglas

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 34
Noes: 59

AYES

Mr Anderson, Mr M Bradley, Ms P Bradley, Mr K Buchanan, Mr T Buchanan, Ms Bunting, Mrs Cameron, Mr Clarke, Mr Douglas, Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Mrs Foster, Mr Frew, Mr Girvan, Mrs Hale, Mr Hamilton, Mr Humphrey, Mr Irwin, Mrs Little Pengelly, Ms Lockhart, Mr Logan, Mr Lyons, Mr McCausland, Mr McQuillan, Mr Middleton, Lord Morrow, Mr Poots, Mr Robinson, Mr Ross, Mr Stalford, Mr Storey, Ms Sugden, Mr Weir, Mr Wells.

Tellers for the Ayes: Mr McQuillan, Mr Robinson.

NOES

Mr Agnew, Mr Aiken, Mr Allen, Ms Archibald, Ms Armstrong, Ms Bailey, Mrs Barton, Mr Beattie, Mr Beggs, Mr Boylan, Ms Boyle, Ms S Bradley, Ms Bradshaw, Mr Butler, Mr Carroll, Mr Chambers, Mr Dickson, Ms Dillon, Mrs Dobson, Mr Durkan, Mr Eastwood, Dr Farry, Ms Fearon, Mr Ford, Ms Gildernew, Ms Hanna, Mr Hazzard, Mr Kearney, Mr Kelly, Mrs Long, Mr Lynch, Mr Lyttle, Mr E McCann, Mr F McCann, Ms J McCann, Mr McCartney, Mr McCrossan, Mr McElduff, Mr McGlone, Mr McGrath, Mr McGuigan, Mr McKee, Mr McMullan, Mr McNulty, Mr McPhillips, Ms Mallon, Mr Maskey, Mr Milne, Mr Mullan, Mr Murphy, Mr Nesbitt, Ms Ní Chuilín, Mr O'Dowd, Mrs Overend, Mrs Palmer, Ms Seeley, Mr Sheehan, Mr Smith, Mr Swann.

Tellers for the Noes: Mr McGrath, Mr Mullan.

The following Member voted in both Lobbies and is therefore not counted in the result:

Mr Allister.

Amendment 1 fell.

 

Northern Ireland Assembly

7 November 2016
Division 3

Motion – Addressing the Past (Amendment 2)

Proposed:

Insert after 'issues':

'prior to any public consultation'

Mr G Kelly
Ms J McCann
Mr R McCartney

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 46
Noes: 47

AYES

Mr Agnew, Ms Archibald, Ms Armstrong, Ms Bailey, Mr Boylan, Ms Boyle, Ms S Bradley, Ms Bradshaw, Mr Carroll, Mr Dickson, Ms Dillon, Mr Durkan, Mr Eastwood, Dr Farry, Ms Fearon, Mr Ford, Ms Gildernew, Ms Hanna, Mr Hazzard, Mr Kearney, Mr Kelly, Mrs Long, Mr Lynch, Mr Lyttle, Mr E McCann, Mr F McCann, Ms J McCann, Mr McCartney, Mr McCrossan, Mr McElduff, Mr McGlone, Mr McGrath, Mr McGuigan, Mr McMullan, Mr McNulty, Mr McPhillips, Ms Mallon, Mr Maskey, Mr Milne, Mr Mullan, Mr Murphy, Ms Ní Chuilín, Mr O'Dowd, Ms Seeley, Mr Sheehan, Ms Sugden.

Tellers for the Ayes: Mr Kelly, Mr McCartney.

NOES

Mr Aiken, Mr Allen, Mr Allister, Mr Anderson, Mrs Barton, Mr Beattie, Mr Beggs, Mr M Bradley, Ms P Bradley, Mr K Buchanan, Mr T Buchanan, Ms Bunting, Mr Butler, Mrs Cameron, Mr Chambers, Mr Clarke, Mrs Dobson, Mr Douglas, Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Mr Frew, Mr Girvan, Mrs Hale, Mr Hamilton, Mr Humphrey, Mr Irwin, Mrs Little Pengelly, Ms Lockhart, Mr Logan, Mr Lyons, Mr McCausland, Mr McKee, Mr McQuillan, Mr Middleton, Lord Morrow, Mr Nesbitt, Mrs Overend, Mrs Palmer, Mr Poots, Mr Robinson, Mr Ross, Mr Smith, Mr Stalford, Mr Storey, Mr Swann, Mr Weir, Mr Wells.

Tellers for the Noes: Mr McQuillan, Mr Robinson.

Amendment 2 fell.

 

Northern Ireland Assembly

Papers Presented to the Assembly on
26 October 2016 – 7 November 2016

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

Report on an Unannounced Inspection of Hydebank Wood Secure College: 9-19 May 2016 (Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland) (DoJ).

Report on an Unannounced Inspection of Ash House Women's Prison Hydebank Wood: 9-19 May 2016 (DoJ).

Legislative Consent Memorandum: Policing and Crime Bill (DoJ).

Legislative Consent Memorandum: Higher Education and Research Bill (DfE).

Annual Report on the Social Fund 2015-16 (DfC).

Legislative Consent Memorandum: Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Bill (DoH).

Local Government Staff Commission Annual Report and Accounts 2015-16 (DfC).

Legislative Consent Memorandum: Policing and Crime Bill (DoJ) (withdrawn and relaid).

5. Assembly Reports

6. Statutory Rules

SR 2016/386 The Attorney General's Human Rights Guidance (Cooperation and Operational Independence) Order (Northern Ireland) 2016 (Attorney General for Northern Ireland).

SR 2016/389 The Welfare Supplementary Payment (Benefit Cap) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016 (DfC).

SR 2016/390 The Child Support (Deduction from Earnings Orders Amendment and Modification and Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016 (DfC).

SR 2016/391 The Further Education (Governing Body of Institution of Further Education) Order (Northern Ireland) 2016 (DfE).

SR 2016/392 The Groganstown Road, Belfast (Abandonment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2016 (DfI).

SR 2016/393 The Social Security (Great Britain Reciprocal Arrangements) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016 (DfC).

7. Written Ministerial Statements

Draft Programme for Government Public Consultation (TEO).

8. Consultation Documents

Programme for Government Consultation Document (TEO).

9. Departmental Publications

10. Agency Publications

11. Westminster Publications

12. Miscellaneous Publications

Press Recognition Panel: Annual Report on the Recognition System (Press Recognition Panel).

 

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