Minutes of Proceedings

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Date: 15 November 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: Middletown Centre for Autism

Proposed:

That this Assembly is deeply concerned by the failure to provide residential assessments and therapies at the Middletown Centre for Autism; believes that this represents a setback for Autism services across the island of Ireland; and calls on the Minister of Education to work with his Executive colleagues and the Minister for Education and Skills to evaluate the development of Middletown Centre for Autism, to renew their commitment to the original priorities of the Middletown Centre for Autism and ensure that all services are fully funded.

Mr B McElduff
Ms C Seeley
Ms J McCann

Debate ensued.

The Motion was, by leave, withdrawn.

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

2.2 Motion: Nurture Provision

Proposed:

That this Assembly welcomes the report by the Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation at Queen's University, Belfast, entitled The impact and cost-effectiveness of Nurture Groups in Primary Schools in Northern Ireland; welcomes the commitment of the Minister of Education to continuing to fund the thirty-two nurture units across Northern Ireland; and calls on the Minister of Education to examine potential options to mainstream nurture provision within the current education budget.

Lord Morrow
Mr D Hilditch
Ms C Lochart
Mr P Logan

2.3 Motion: Amendment 1

Proposed:

Leave out all after the second 'Northern Ireland;' and insert:

'recognises the role effective early years' interventions can play in reducing the need for Nurture Units; and calls on the Minister of Education to examine potential options to develop a universal early years education provision.'

Mr S Agnew

2.4 Motion: Amendment 2

Proposed:

Leave out all after the second 'Northern Ireland;' and insert:

'and, as recommended in the report by Queen's University, calls on the Minister of Education to ensure that a sustainable funding model is put in place for the longer term viability of nurture group provision, to plan the further expansion of nurture provision in each primary school sector targeted in the areas of greatest need, to develop appropriate training for staff and to conduct research into models for the delivery of nurture provision.'

Mr C McGrath
Mr M Durkan
Mr A Attwood

Debate ensued.

The sitting was suspended at 12.59pm.

The sitting resumed at 2.00pm, with the Deputy Speaker (Mr McGlone) in the Chair.

3. Question Time

3.1 Education

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

3.2 Communities

Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister for Communities, Mr Paul Givan.

The Speaker took the Chair.

4. Question for Urgent Oral Answer

4.1 York Street Interchange Project

The Minister for Infrastructure, Mr Chris Hazzard, responded to a Question for Urgent Oral Answer tabled by Ms Kellie Armstrong.

4.2 Mental Health Waiting Times

The Minister of Health, Mrs Michelle O'Neill, responded to a Question for Urgent Oral Answer tabled by Mr Mark Durkan.

The Deputy Speaker (Mr Kennedy) took the Chair.

5. Private Members' Business (cont'd)

5.1 Motion: Nurture Provision (cont'd)

Debate resumed.

Amendment 1 was, by leave, withdrawn.

The Question being put, Amendment 2 was made without division.

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

The Speaker took the Chair.

6. Adjournment

Proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

The Speaker

Ms Linda Dillon spoke to her topic regarding the Proposed Closure of the Cookstown Social Security Office.

The Assembly adjourned at 5.54pm.

Mr Robin Newton
The Speaker

15 November 2016

 

Northern Ireland Assembly

Papers Presented to the Assembly on
15 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

5. Assembly Reports

6. Statutory Rules

SR 2016/000 Draft The Civil Legal Services (Scope) (No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016 (DoJ).

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 15 November 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

23/02/17

 

 

 

 

 

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

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/ Bills progressing by accelerated passage

 

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