Minutes of Proceedings

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Date: 18 October 2016

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

1. Prayers

Members observed two minutes' silence.

2. Opposition Business

2.1 Motion – Housing

Proposed:

That this Assembly notes that in June 2016 there were 37,347 households on the social housing waiting list, of which 22,986 were deemed to be in housing stress and 15,474 were deemed to be statutorily homeless; and calls on the Minister for Communities to commit to providing at least 8,800 new build social housing units and 2,900 affordable housing units over the term of the Programme for Government 2016-21.

Mr C Eastwood
Mr A Allen
Ms N Mallon
Mrs J Palmer

2.2 Motion – Amendment 1

Proposed:

Leave out all after 'notes' and insert:

'that since 2007-08 until today the number of households in housing stress has remained constant, averaging around 22,000 per year despite significant investment by the Executive in new social housing; calls on the Minister for Communities to suspend the House Sales Scheme to ensure that housing can be retained within the social sector; and further calls on the Executive to ensure that the Housing Executive has the powers to allow it to build social homes and to work with Housing Associations to ensure maximum investment in social housing.'

Mr F McCann
Ms C Ní Chuilín
Ms M Gildernew

2.3 Motion – Amendment 2

Proposed:

Leave out all after 'homeless;' and insert:

'further notes the Executive's success in exceeding the last Programme for Government target by providing 7,669 new social homes and 4,685 new affordable homes between 2011 and 2016; and acknowledges the plans of the Minister for Communities to deliver 9,600 new social homes and 3,750 new affordable homes between 2016 and 2021.'

Mr J Bell
Mr A McQuillan
Mr C Stalford

Debate ensued.

The Deputy Speaker (Mr Kennedy) took the Chair.

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

The Question being put, Amendment 1 fell without division.

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

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

2.4 Motion – Deterioration in Cancer Services

Proposed:

That this Assembly notes the recent publication of cancer waiting times, which revealed that the crisis affecting cancer services in Northern Ireland is continuing to deteriorate; further notes with anger that in June 2016 only 6.7 per cent of breast cancer patients in the Southern Health and Social Care Trust area were seen within 14 days, despite the target being 100 per cent; accepts the importance of timely diagnosis and treatment of cancer, as any delay can reduce the likelihood of a successful outcome; notes that these figures are symptomatic of the wider unprecedented crisis engulfing the Northern Ireland Health Service, with 392,000 people now on waiting lists; and calls on the Minister of Health to intervene to ensure patients receive swift, safe and sustainable healthcare and to ensure patient safety is not further compromised.

Mrs J Dobson
Mr R Butler
Mr M Durkan
Mr C McGrath

Debate ensued.

The sitting was suspended at 1.01pm.

The sitting resumed at 2.00pm, with the Principal Deputy Speaker (Ms Ruane) in the Chair.

3. Question Time

3.1 Health

Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister of Health, Mrs Michelle O'Neill.

3.2 Infrastructure

Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister for Infrastructure, Mr Chris Hazzard.

The Speaker took the Chair.

4. Opposition Business (cont'd)

4.1 Motion: Deterioration in Cancer Services (cont'd)

Debate resumed.

The Deputy Speaker (Mr McGlone) took the Chair.

The Deputy Speaker (Mr Kennedy) took the Chair.

The Question being put, the motion fell (Division).

5. Adjournment

Proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

The Speaker.

Mrs Naomi Long spoke to her topic regarding Development at the Titanic Quarter.

The Assembly adjourned at 6.07pm.

Mr Robin Newton
The Speaker

18 October 2016

 

Northern Ireland Assembly

18 October 2016
Division

Motion – Deterioration in Cancer Services

Proposed:

That this Assembly notes the recent publication of cancer waiting times, which revealed that the crisis affecting cancer services in Northern Ireland is continuing to deteriorate; further notes with anger that in June 2016 only 6.7 per cent of breast cancer patients in the Southern Health and Social Care Trust area were seen within 14 days, despite the target being 100 per cent; accepts the importance of timely diagnosis and treatment of cancer, as any delay can reduce the likelihood of a successful outcome; notes that these figures are symptomatic of the wider unprecedented crisis engulfing the Northern Ireland Health Service, with 392,000 people now on waiting lists; and calls on the Minister of Health to intervene to ensure patients receive swift, safe and sustainable healthcare and to ensure patient safety is not further compromised.

Mrs J Dobson
Mr R Butler
Mr M Durkan
Mr C McGrath

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 32
Noes: 62

AYES

Mr Agnew, Mr Aiken, Mr Allen, Mr Allister, Ms Armstrong, Mrs Barton, Mr Beattie, Mr Beggs, Ms S Bradley, Mr Carroll, Mr Chambers, Mrs Dobson, Mr Durkan, Mr Eastwood, Dr Farry, Mr Ford, Ms Hanna, Mrs Long, Mr Lunn, Mr Lyttle, Mr E McCann, Mr McCrossan, Mr McGrath, Mr McKee, Mr McNulty, Mr McPhillips, Ms Mallon, Mr Mullan, Mr Nesbitt, Mrs Overend, Mrs Palmer, Mr Smith.

Tellers for the Ayes: Mr Aiken, Mr Mullan.

NOES

Mr Anderson, Ms Archibald, Mr Bell, Mr Boylan, Ms Boyle, Mr M Bradley, Ms P Bradley, Mr K Buchanan, Mr T Buchanan, Ms Bunting, Mrs Cameron, Mr Clarke, Ms Dillon, Mr Douglas, Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Ms Fearon, Mrs Foster, Mr Frew, Ms Gildernew, Mr Girvan, Mr Givan, Mr Hazzard, Mr Hilditch, Mr Humphrey, Mr Irwin, Mr Kearney, Mr Kelly, Mrs Little Pengelly, Ms Lockhart, Mr Logan, Mr Lynch, Mr Lyons, Mr McAleer, Mr F McCann, Ms J McCann, Mr McCartney, Mr McCausland, Mr McElduff, Mr McGuigan, Mr McGuinness, Miss McIlveen, Mr McMullan, Mr Maskey, Mr Middleton, Mr Milne, Lord Morrow, Mr Murphy, Ms Ní Chuilín, Mr Ó Muilleoir, Mr O'Dowd, Mrs O'Neill, Mr Poots, Mr Robinson, Mr Ross, Ms Seeley, Mr Sheehan, Mr Stalford, Mr Storey, Ms Sugden, Mr Weir, Mr Wells.

Tellers for the Noes: Mr Milne, Ms Seeley.

The motion fell.

 

Northern Ireland Assembly

Papers Presented to the Assembly on
18 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

Waterways Ireland Annual Report and Accounts 2015 (DfI).

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 18 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

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/ Bills progressing by accelerated passage

 

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