Minutes of Proceedings

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Date: 11 October 2016

The Assembly met at 10.30am, the Speaker in the Chair.

1. Prayers

Members observed two minutes' silence.

2. Private Members' Business

2.1 Motion – Racial Equality Strategy

Proposed:

That this Assembly recognises the positive contribution that ethnic minorities make to our society; notes with concern an increase of 87 per cent in hate-related crime in the last four years; and calls on all Ministers to continue to give priority to implementing the Racial Equality Strategy and the Together: Building a United Community Strategy, and to providing the financial support to ensure that both of these strategies are supported and implemented.

Mr S Lynch
Ms C Archibald
Mr C Boylan
Mr P McGuigan

2.2 Motion – Amendment

Proposed:

Leave out all after 'four years;' and insert:

'further notes the concerns of bodies representing ethnic minorities that gaps exist in our racial discrimination laws; and calls on the Executive to fulfil their responsibility to implement the Racial Equality Strategy effectively by putting in place an action plan, timetable and key priorities, and to ensure that the Programme for Government reflects this obligation.'

Mr D Beattie
Mr M Nesbitt

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

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

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

2.3 Motion – Healthier Lifestyles for Children

Proposed:

That this Assembly encourages school children to live a healthier lifestyle; acknowledges that following the introduction of a levy on drinks with a high sugar content, an estimated £18 million will be allocated from the Treasury to the Executive's budget in 2018; and calls on the Minister of Finance to ring-fence this money to fund an educational awareness and physical education programme in schools to benefit the long-term health of our children and to ease pressure on the Health Service.

Ms C Lockhart
Mr P Logan
Ms P Bradley

2.4 Motion – Amendment

Proposed:

Leave out from '2018;' and insert:

'notes with concern that only approximately six percent of pupils in each primary year are accessing two or more hours physical education per week; calls on the Minister of Finance to ring-fence this money to fund an educational awareness and physical education programme in schools to benefit the long-term health of our children and to ease pressure on the Health Service; and further calls on the Minister of Education to improve the monitoring and reporting of physical education hours per week accessed by primary pupils and to issue a public consultation on the introduction of a statutory obligation on schools to facilitate an appropriate minimum amount of physical education hours per week for primary school pupils.'

Mr C Lyttle
Ms P Bradshaw
Mr S Dickson

The sitting was suspended at 12.58pm.

The sitting resumed at 2.00pm, with the Speaker in the Chair.

3. Question Time

3.1 Economy

Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister for the Economy, Mr Simon Hamilton.

3.2 Education

Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister of Education, Mr Peter Weir.

The Deputy Speaker (Mr McGlone) took the Chair.

4. Private Members' Business (cont'd)

4.1 Motion: Healthier Lifestyles for Children (cont'd)

Debate resumed.

The Question being put, the Amendment was made (Division 2).

The Question being put, the motion, as amended, was carried (Division 3).

5. Adjournment

Proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

The Speaker

Ms Jenifer McCann spoke to her topic regarding Education Services in West Belfast.

The Assembly adjourned at 5.37pm.

Mr Robin Newton
The Speaker

11 October 2016

 

Northern Ireland Assembly

11 October 2016
Division 1

Motion – Racial Equality Strategy (Amendment)

Proposed:

Leave out all after 'four years;' and insert:

'further notes the concerns of bodies representing ethnic minorities that gaps exist in our racial discrimination laws; and calls on the Executive to fulfil their responsibility to implement the Racial Equality Strategy effectively by putting in place an action plan, timetable and key priorities, and to ensure that the Programme for Government reflects this obligation.'

Mr D Beattie
Mr M Nesbitt

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 30
Noes: 42

AYES

Mr Agnew, Mr Aiken, Mr Allen, Ms Armstrong, Mr Attwood, Mrs Barton, Mr Beattie, Mr Beggs, Ms Bradshaw, Mr Butler, Mr Carroll, Mr Chambers, Mr Dickson, Mrs Dobson, Mr Durkan, Ms Hanna, Mr Kennedy, Mr Lyttle, Mr E McCann, Mr McGlone, Mr McGrath, Mr McKee, Mr McNulty, Mr McPhillips, Ms Mallon, Mr Mullan, Mr Nesbitt, Mrs Overend, Mr Smith, Mr Swann.

Tellers for the Ayes: Mr Beattie, Mr Nesbitt.

NOES

Mr Anderson, Ms Archibald, Mr Boylan, Ms P Bradley, Mr K Buchanan, Ms Bunting, Mrs Cameron, Mr Clarke, Ms Dillon, Mr Douglas, Mr Dunne, Ms Fearon, Mr Frew, Ms Gildernew, Mr Givan, Mrs Hale, Mr Irwin, Mr Kearney, Mr Kelly, Mrs Little Pengelly, Ms Lockhart, Mr Lynch, Mr Lyons, Mr McAleer, Mr F McCann, Ms J McCann, Mr McCartney, Mr McCausland, Mr McElduff, Mr McGuigan, Mr McMullan, Mr Milne, Mr Murphy, Ms Ní Chuilín, Mr Ó Muilleoir, Mr O'Dowd, Mrs O'Neill, Mr Robinson, Mr Ross, Mr Sheehan, Mr Stalford, Mr Weir.

Tellers for the Noes: Mr Boylan, Mr McGuigan.

The Amendment fell.

 

Northern Ireland Assembly

11 October 2016
Division 2

Motion – Healthier Lifestyles for Children (Amendment)

Proposed:

Leave out from '2018;' and insert:

'notes with concern that only approximately six percent of pupils in each primary year are accessing two or more hours physical education per week; calls on the Minister of Finance to ring-fence this money to fund an educational awareness and physical education programme in schools to benefit the long-term health of our children and to ease pressure on the Health Service; and further calls on the Minister of Education to improve the monitoring and reporting of physical education hours per week accessed by primary pupils and to issue a public consultation on the introduction of a statutory obligation on schools to facilitate an appropriate minimum amount of physical education hours per week for primary school pupils.'

Mr C Lyttle
Ms P Bradshaw
Mr S Dickson

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 61
Noes: 22

AYES

Mr Agnew, Mr Aiken, Mr Allen, Mr Anderson, Mr Attwood, Mrs Barton, Mr Beattie, Mr Beggs, Mr M Bradley, Ms P Bradley, Ms S Bradley, Ms Bradshaw, Mr K Buchanan, Mr T Buchanan, Ms Bunting, Mr Butler, Mrs Cameron, Mr Carroll, Mr Chambers, Mr Clarke, Mr Dickson, Mrs Dobson, Mr Douglas, Mr Dunne, Mr Durkan, Mr Easton, Mr Eastwood, Dr Farry, Mr Ford, Mr Frew, Mr Girvan, Mr Hamilton, Ms Hanna, Mr Humphrey, Mr Irwin, Mr Kennedy, Mrs Little Pengelly, Ms Lockhart, Mrs Long, Mr Lyons, Mr Lyttle, Mr E McCann, Mr McCausland, Mr McGrath, Miss McIlveen, Mr McKee, Mr McNulty, Mr McPhillips, Mr McQuillan, Ms Mallon, Mr Mullan, Mr Nesbitt, Mrs Overend, Mr Poots, Mr Robinson, Mr Ross, Mr Smith, Mr Stalford, Mr Swann, Mr Weir, Mr Wells.

Tellers for the Ayes: Ms Bradshaw, Mr Lyttle.

NOES

Ms Archibald, Mr Boylan, Ms Dillon, Ms Fearon, Ms Gildernew, Mr Kearney, Mr Kelly, Mr Lynch, Mr McAleer, Mr F McCann, Ms J McCann, Mr McCartney, Mr McElduff, Mr McGuigan, Mr McMullan, Mr Milne, Mr Murphy, Ms Ní Chuilín, Mr Ó Muilleoir, Mr O'Dowd, Mrs O'Neill, Mr Sheehan.

Tellers for the Noes: Ms Archibald, Ms J McCann.

The Amendment was made.

 

Northern Ireland Assembly

11 October 2016
Division 3

Motion – Healthier Lifestyles for Children (as amended)

Proposed:

That this this Assembly encourages school children to live a healthier lifestyle; acknowledges that following the introduction of a levy on drinks with a high sugar content, an estimated £18 million will be allocated from the Treasury to the Executive's budget in 2018; notes with concern that only approximately six percent of pupils in each primary year are accessing two or more hours physical education per week; calls on the Minister of Finance to ring-fence this money to fund an educational awareness and physical education programme in schools to benefit the long-term health of our children and to ease pressure on the Health Service; and further calls on the Minister of Education to improve the monitoring and reporting of physical education hours per week accessed by primary pupils and to issue a public consultation on the introduction of a statutory obligation on schools to facilitate an appropriate minimum amount of physical education hours per week for primary school pupils.'

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 58
Noes: 23

AYES

Mr Aiken, Mr Allen, Mr Anderson, Mr Attwood, Mrs Barton, Mr Beattie, Mr Beggs, Mr M Bradley, Ms P Bradley, Ms S Bradley, Ms Bradshaw, Mr K Buchanan, Mr T Buchanan, Ms Bunting, Mr Butler, Mrs Cameron, Mr Carroll, Mr Chambers, Mr Clarke, Mr Dickson, Mrs Dobson, Mr Douglas, Mr Dunne, Mr Durkan, Mr Easton, Mr Eastwood, Dr Farry, Mr Ford, Mr Frew, Mr Girvan, Mr Hamilton, Ms Hanna, Mr Humphrey, Mr Irwin, Mr Kennedy, Mrs Little Pengelly, Ms Lockhart, Mrs Long, Mr Lyons, Mr Lyttle, Mr E McCann, Mr McCausland, Mr McGrath, Miss McIlveen, Mr McKee, Mr McNulty, Mr McPhillips, Mr McQuillan, Ms Mallon, Mr Mullan, Mr Nesbitt, Mrs Overend, Mr Poots, Mr Robinson, Mr Smith, Mr Stalford, Mr Swann, Mr Weir.

Tellers for the Ayes: Ms Bradshaw, Mr Lyttle.

NOES

Mr Agnew, Ms Archibald, Mr Boylan, Ms Dillon, Ms Fearon, Ms Gildernew, Mr Kearney, Mr Kelly, Mr Lynch, Mr McAleer, Mr F McCann, Ms J McCann, Mr McCartney, Mr McElduff, Mr McGuigan, Mr McMullan, Mr Milne, Mr Murphy, Ms Ní Chuilín, Mr Ó Muilleoir, Mr O'Dowd, Mrs O'Neill, Mr Sheehan.

Tellers for the Noes: Ms Archibald, Ms J McCann.

The motion, as amended, was carried.

 

Northern Ireland Assembly

Papers Presented to the Assembly on
11 October 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

5. Assembly Reports

6. Statutory Rules

7. Written Ministerial Statements

8. Consultation Documents

9. Departmental Publications

10. Agency Publications

11. Westminster Publications

12. Miscellaneous Publications

 

Northern Ireland Assembly Legislation:

Stages in Consideration of Public Bills

First Stage: Introduction of Bill.

Second Stage: General debate of the Bill with an opportunity for Members to vote on its general principles.

Committee Stage (Comm. Stage): Detailed investigation by a Committee which concludes with the publication of a report for consideration by the Assembly.

Consideration Stage (CS): Consideration by the Assembly of, and an opportunity for Members to vote on, the details of the Bill including amendments proposed to the Bill.

Further Consideration Stage (FCS): Consideration by the Assembly of, and an opportunity for Members to vote on, further amendments to the Bill.

Final Stage: Passing or rejecting of Bill by the Assembly, without further amendment.

Royal Assent.

Proceedings as at 11 October 2016

2016-2021 Mandate
Executive Bills

                       

  

Title &
   NIA Bill Number

  
  

First
   Stage

  
  

Second Stage

  
  

Comm. Stage to Conclude

  
  

Report Ordered to be Printed

  
  

CS

  
  

FCS

  
  

Final Stage

  
  

Royal Assent

  

Budget   (No.2) Bill          1/16-21

13.06.16

14.06.16

/

/

20.06.16

21.06.16

27.06.16

29.07.16

Assembly   Members (Reduction of Numbers) Bill 76/11-16

12/01/16

25/01/16

/

/

02.02.16

16.02.16

23.02.16

22.07.16

Licensing   and Registration of Clubs (Amendment) Bill 2/16-21

19/09/16

27/09/16

15/11/16

 

 

 

 

 

2016-2021 Mandate
Non-Executive Bills

                       

  

Title &
   NIA Bill Number

  
  

First
   Stage

  
  

Second Stage

  
  

Comm. Stage to Conclude

  
  

Report Ordered to be Printed

  
  

CS

  
  

FCS

  
  

Final Stage

  
  

Royal Assent

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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