Northern Ireland Assembly debates

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

  • Executive Committee Business 

  • Oral Answers to Questions

    • Agriculture and Rural Development

    • Cattle Markets

      10 speeches

      1. asked the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development for her assessment of cattle markets charging £150 for cattle that have moved more than four times. (AQO 5627/11-15)

      Badgers: TVR Study

      9 speeches

      2. asked the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development for an update on the test and vaccinate or remove study of badgers. (AQO 5628/11-15)

      Single Farm Payments: Update

      10 speeches

      3. asked the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development for an update on the number of single farm payments issued to farmers. (AQO 5629/11-15)

      Flood Defences: Beragh

      9 speeches

      5. asked the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development to outline the progress made on the flood defences at Beragh, County Tyrone. (AQO 5631/11-15)

      Phytophthora Ramorum

      10 speeches

      6. asked the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development for an update on the current outbreak of Japanese larch disease in Woodburn forest, Carrickfergus. (AQO 5632/11-15)

      Rural Roads:  Winter Access

      9 speeches

      8. asked the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development what discussions she has had with the Minister for Regional Development regarding keeping rural roads accessible for farmers and rural...

      Horse Cruelty:  Clogher Valley

      4 speeches

      2. asked the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development for an update on cruelty to horses in Clogher valley in my constituency. (AQT 782/11-15)

      Fishermen:  Hardship

      4 speeches

      3. asked the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, in the light of our colleagues in south Down relaying to us the very difficult situations being experienced by fishermen in Ardglass,...

      DARD:  Central Investigation Service

      4 speeches

      4. asked the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development to join him in welcoming the Justice Minister’s announcement that he will take forward his private Member’s Bill, through an...

      Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

      6 speeches

      5. asked the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, in the light of the fact that the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race will be coming to Derry in June, to outline what steps Loughs...

      Cattle Prices

      4 speeches

      6. asked the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development for her view on the decision of local meat plants to cut the price of cattle that have four or more movements in their lifetime by...

      Fishermen:  Hardship

      5 speeches

      7. asked the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development whether she plans to meet the fishing industry to discuss the hardship that is being experienced, particularly in Ardglass. (AQT 787/11-15)

      Young Farmers:  New Entrants Scheme

      6 speeches

      10. asked the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development what representations she is making in Europe for greater flexibility in the new entrants scheme for young farmers. (AQT 790/11-15)

      Culture, Arts and Leisure

      Cycling

      10 speeches

      1. asked the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure what steps she is taking to develop the sport of cycling. (AQO 5642/11-15)

      Bilingual Signage

      8 speeches

      2. asked the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure to outline any plans her Department has for bilingual signage either through Foras na Gaeilge, the Ulster-Scots Agency or her Department's...

      Girdwood

      10 speeches

      3. asked the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure to outline any potential investment from her Department, or its arm's-length bodies, for the redevelopment of the Girdwood site. (AQO 5644/11-15)

      Commonwealth Games 2014

      10 speeches

      4. asked the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure what funding opportunities are available for people taking part in the Commonwealth Games 2014. (AQO 5645/11-15)

      Archaeological Finds

      8 speeches

      5. asked the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure to outline her Department's policy in relation to the housing and display of archaeological finds. (AQO 5646/11-15)

      Greystone Library

      5 speeches

      6. asked the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure for an update on the current status of Greystone library, Antrim. (AQO 5647/11-15)

      Girdwood

      4 speeches

      1. asked the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure for a timescale for the announcement of proposals for sports facilities on the Girdwood site. (AQT 791/11-15) Go raibh maith agat, a LeasCheann...

      Skiing:  DCAL Funding

      4 speeches

      2. asked the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure to detail the assistance her Department is giving to local skiers; those who chose skiing as an amateur sport and those who compete for us on...

      Windsor Park:  State Aid

      5 speeches

      4. asked the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure for an update on the discussions on state aid for Windsor Park and to state whether a resolution has been found. (AQT 794/11-15)

      Ulster Bank:  Belfast Festival at Queen's

      4 speeches

      8. asked the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure how she feels about the way in which the Ulster Bank has acted by slashing two thirds of the budget from the Belfast Festival at Queen’s...

      Eels:  ESB, Ballyshannon

      4 speeches

      9. asked the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure whether she remembers a meeting that we had with Lough Erne eel fishermen a couple of years ago when we learned about the damage the ESB station...

      Suicide Awareness Training

      9 speeches

      10. asked the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure to explain why the 2013 award, to the value of £60,000, of the suicide awareness training programme to the PIPS charity was not subject to...

  • Executive Committee Business

    • Carrier Bags Bill:  Further Consideration Stage

    • Clause 9 (Amendments of the 2013 Regulations)

      Debate resumed on amendment Nos 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, which amendments were: No 1: In page 3, line 25, after "any material" insert ", except bags made wholly or mainly of paper,".— [Mr...

      New Clause

      41 speeches

      No 5: After clause 9 insert - "Report on biodegradable carrier bags 9A.—(1) The Department must, within 18 months of Royal Assent, prepare a report on biodegradable carrier bags. (2) A...

      Ayes

      Mr Allister, Mr Anderson, Mr Bell, Ms P Bradley, Mrs Cameron, Mr Clarke, Mr Craig, Mr Douglas, Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Mr Frew, Mr Girvan, Mr Givan, Mrs Hale, Mr Hilditch, Mr Humphrey, Mr Irwin, Mr...

      Noes

      2 speeches

      Mr Agnew, Mr Beggs, Mr Boylan, Mr D Bradley, Mr Brady, Mr Byrne, Mrs Cochrane, Mr Cree, Mr Dallat, Mr Dickson, Mrs Dobson, Mr Durkan, Mr Elliott, Mr Flanagan, Mr Ford, Mr Hazzard, Mrs D Kelly, Mr...

      Ayes

      Mr Allister, Mr Anderson, Ms P Bradley, Mrs Cameron, Mr Clarke, Mr Craig, Mr Douglas, Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Mr Frew, Mr Girvan, Mr Givan, Mrs Hale, Mr Hilditch, Mr Humphrey, Mr Irwin, Mr...

      Noes

      1 speech

      Mr Agnew, Mr Beggs, Mr Boylan, Mr D Bradley, Mr Brady, Mr Byrne, Mr Cree, Mr Dallat, Mr Dickson, Mrs Dobson, Mr Durkan, Mr Elliott, Mr Flanagan, Mr Ford, Mr Hazzard, Mrs D Kelly, Mr G Kelly, Mr...

      New Clause

       Amendment No 5 proposed: After clause 9 insert - "Report on biodegradable carrier bags 9A.—(1) The Department must, within 18 months of Royal Assent, prepare a report on biodegradable...

      Ayes

      Mr Allister, Mr Anderson, Mr Beggs, Mr Bell, Ms P Bradley, Mrs Cameron, Mr Clarke, Mrs Cochrane, Mr Craig, Mr Cree, Mrs Dobson, Mr Douglas, Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Mr Elliott, Mrs Foster, Mr Frew,...

      Noes

      1 speech

      Mr Agnew, Mr Boylan, Mr D Bradley, Mr Brady, Mr Byrne, Mr Dallat, Mr Dickson, Mr Durkan, Mr Flanagan, Mr Ford, Mr Hazzard, Mrs D Kelly, Mr G Kelly, Ms Lo, Mr Lunn, Mr Lynch, Mr McAleer, Mr F...

  • (Mr Principal Deputy Speaker [Mr Mitchel McLaughlin] in the Chair)

  • Private Members' Business

  • Assembly Business

    1 speech

    Before we move to the next item of business, I wish to inform Members, particularly those who were planning to speak in it, that the Adjournment debate will not be happening today.  It will...

  • Committee Business

    • Credit Unions:  Financial Support

      21 speeches

      The Business Committee has agreed to allow up to one hour and 30 minutes for the debate.  The proposer will have 10 minutes in which to propose the motion and 10 minutes in which to make a...

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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.

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