Tuesday, 25 May 2010
The Assembly met at 10.30 am (Mr Speaker in the Chair). Members observed two minutes’ silence.
Motion proposed [24 May]: That this Assembly notes that April 2010 marked both the fortieth anniversary of the dissolution of the Ulster Special Constabulary, or B-Specials, and also the fortieth...
I beg to introduce the Student Loans (Amendment) Bill [NIA 22/09], which is a Bill to amend the law relating to student loans. Bill passed First Stage and ordered to be printed.
I beg to move That the Second Stage of the Sunbeds Bill (NIA 18/09) be agreed. Over the past 25 years, skin cancer rates in Northern Ireland have trebled. That is a shocking statistic that we...
I call on the Minister for Employment and Learning to move the Consideration Stage of the Employment Bill. Moved. — [The Minister for Employment and Learning (Sir Reg Empey).]
I beg to move That the Forestry Bill [NIA 11/08] do now pass. Go raibh míle maith agat, a LeasCheann Comhairle. I am delighted that the Forestry Bill has reached its Final Stage. I firmly...
The Business Committee has agreed to allow up to one hour and 30 minutes for the debate. The proposer of the motion will have 10 minutes to propose the motion and 10 minutes in which to make a...
1. asked the Minister of Justice to outline the nature and extent of any cultural diversity training provided for prison officers. (AQO 1299/10)
2. asked the Minister of Justice what action he is taking to encourage the public to report crime. (AQO 1300/10)
3. asked the Minister of Justice for his assessment of the current security situation. (AQO 1301/10)
4. asked the Minister of Justice what progress has been made in relation to female offending as a result of the Inspire Women’s Project. (AQO 1302/10)
5. asked the Minister of Justice how many people have been electronically tagged as part of their bail conditions over the last year. (AQO 1303/10)
7. asked the Minister of Justice what action he has taken, or intends to take, to reduce avoidable delays in the criminal justice system. (AQO 1305/10)
Debate resumed on motion: That this Assembly acknowledges the grave disappointment and financial hardship faced by many parents who have been unable to secure preschool places for their children;...
I remind Members that the proposer of the Adjournment topic will have 15 minutes in which to speak. All other Members will have approximately seven minutes.
The current Northern Ireland Assembly was established in 1998 as part of the Belfast Agreement. It was suspended on the 14th of October 2002, and remained suspended until 8th May 2007.
Between 8 May 2006 and 22 November 2006 the Assembly established under the Northern Ireland Act 2006, and between November 2006 and January 2007 the Transitional Assembly created by the Northern Ireland (St Andrews Agreement) Act 2006, met in order to prepare for the restoration of devolved government.