Northern Ireland Assembly debates

Monday, 12 May 2014

  • Matter of the Day 

    • Oscar Knox

      9 speeches

      Order.  The Rt Hon Peter Robinson has been given leave to make a statement on the death of Oscar Knox, which fulfils the criteria that are set out in Standing Order 24.  Other Members...

  • Speaker's Business

    1 speech

    I want to return to a subject that I have returned to in the Chamber on a number of occasions, which is Members not being in their place at Question Time.  Let me give you an example: ...

  • Ministerial Statements

  • Committee Business

    • Committee Membership

      2 speeches

      As with similar motions, this will be treated as a business motion.  Therefore, there will be no debate. Resolved: That Ms Claire Sugden replace the late Mr David McClarty as a member of the...

  • Executive Committee Business

  • Oral Answers to Questions

    • Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister

    • Praxis Care

      11 speeches

      1. asked the First Minister and deputy First Minister, in light of their strategy to improve the lives of people with disabilities, whether they have had any engagement with the Northern Ireland...

      Social Investment Fund

      14 speeches

      2. asked the First Minister and deputy First Minister how much funding has been allocated to date for projects under the social investment fund. (AQO 6071/11-15)

      Jobs: Foreign Direct Investment

      11 speeches

      4. asked the First Minister and deputy First Minister what impact their visits to attract foreign direct investment had on the recent job announcements. (AQO 6073/11-15)

      Racist/Sectarian Attacks

      25 speeches

      5. asked the First Minister and deputy First Minister, in light of the recent racist and sectarian attacks, and attacks on political party offices, what priority is being given to the...

      EU Membership

      5 speeches

      1. asked the First Minister and the deputy First Minister whether they agree that the comments from the head of the European Commission, who stated that the EU should find ways to cater for the...

      Civil Service:  Gender Balance

      6 speeches

      2. asked the First Minister and the deputy First Minister whether, given the Assembly's commitment to equality and gender balance in the House, the deputy Minister is satisfied that, although 53%...

      Bring Back Our Girls

      5 speeches

      3. asked the First Minister and the deputy First Minister whether they will lend their support to the local Bring Back Our Girls campaign for the 200-plus young girls who were kidnapped from...

      Executive Meetings

      4 speeches

      4. asked the First Minister and the deputy First Minister to confirm that, by the time they meet at the next Executive meeting on 28 May, six weeks will have elapsed since the last meeting of the...

      Parading

      8 speeches

      Will the first deputy Minister confirm, sorry, the deputy First Minister — [Laughter.]

      Racist Attacks

      4 speeches

      6. asked the First Minister and the deputy First Minister whether they have met the PSNI about the racist attacks in east and north Belfast. (AQT 1086/11-15)

      Environment

      NILGA: Partnership Panel

      8 speeches

      1. asked the Minister of the Environment what role the Northern Ireland Local Government Association will have in the new partnership panel to be established under the Local Government Bill (NIA...

      Cycling Proficiency Tests

      10 speeches

      2. asked the Minister of the Environment, given that the number of cyclists seriously injured on roads has almost doubled in the last decade, whether he would consider introducing mandatory...

      Wind Farms: AONB Protection

      10 speeches

      3. asked the Minister of the Environment what protection is in place for areas of outstanding natural beauty, which are subject to a planning application for a wind farm. (AQO 6087/11-15)

      Councils: Transitional Work Streams

      7 speeches

      4. asked the Minister of the Environment for the estimated cost of the transitional work streams of the local government reform programme that councils will fund over the 2014-18 period. (AQO...

      HGV Road User Levy

      4 speeches

      1. asked the Minister of the Environment whether he has any plans to meet the British Minister with responsibility for transport to discuss exempting all local roads from the HGV levy. (AQT...

      Councils:  Planning Powers

      5 speeches

      2. asked the Minister of the Environment, while sticking with the topical local government elections, whether he has issued any guidance to the new super-councils on how they should handle the...

      Dereliction Fund

      4 speeches

      3. asked the Minister of the Environment, through an update on the transfer of powers to local government, whether he has given any consideration to city centre gateway projects, financed by the...

      Paramilitary Murals:  Giro d’Italia Route

      5 speeches

      4. asked the Minister of the Environment whether he, along with the House, agrees that the Giro at the weekend was a great success, albeit that I noticed that a number of photos taken of the...

  • Speaker's Business

    7 speeches

    Before I take Jonathan Bell's point of order, I want to raise two issues.  Question Time is very important in the House because Back-Benchers can hold Ministers to account.  All parties...

  • Executive Committee Business

  • Private Members' Business

    • HGV Road User Levy

      74 speeches

      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 in which to propose and 10 minutes in which to make...

    • Ayes

      Mr Boylan, Ms Boyle, Mr Brady, Mr Durkan, Mr Eastwood, Ms Fearon, Mr Flanagan, Mr Hazzard, Mrs D Kelly, Mr G Kelly, Mr Lynch, Mr McAleer, Mr F McCann, Ms J McCann, Mr McCartney, Ms McCorley, Mr...

      Noes

      Mr Agnew, Mr Allister, Mr Beggs, Mr Bell, Ms P Bradley, Mr Buchanan, Mrs Cameron, Mr Campbell, Mr Clarke, Mrs Cochrane, Mr Copeland, Mr Craig, Mr Cree, Mrs Dobson, Mr Douglas, Mr Dunne, Mr...

What is this?

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.

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