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First Stage

Executive Committee Business – in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 5:15 pm on 15th June 2009.

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Photo of Arlene Foster Arlene Foster DUP 5:15 pm, 15th June 2009

I thought that you were going to call me by name but you have obviously forgotten to do so, Mr Deputy Speaker.

I beg to introduce the Budget (No.2) Bill [NIA 8/08], which is a Bill to authorise the issue out of the Consolidated Fund of certain sums for the service of the year ending 31 March 2010; to appropriate those sums for specified purposes; to authorise the Department of Finance and Personnel to borrow on the credit of the appropriated sums; to authorise the use for the public service of certain resources (including accruing resources) for the year ending 31 March 2010; and to repeal certain spent provisions.

Bill passed First Stage and ordered to be printed.

Photo of Francie Molloy Francie Molloy Sinn Féin

As Minister Foster said, the Speaker has received written notification from the Chairperson of the Committee for Finance and Personnel confirming that the Committee is satisfied that, in accordance with Standing Order 42(2):

“there has been appropriate consultation with it on the public expenditure proposals contained in the Bill.”

The Bill may, therefore, proceed through accelerated passage, and the Second Stage of the Bill will be brought before the House tomorrow, Tuesday 16 June 2009.

Adjourned at 5.23 pm.