Clause 7 (Restricted premises orders)

Executive Committee Business – in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 3:45 pm on 3rd December 2013.

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Photo of William Hay William Hay Speaker 3:45 pm, 3rd December 2013

We now come to the second group of amendments for debate.  With amendment No 20, it will be convenient to debate the Minister's opposition to clause 11, as well as amendment Nos 21 to 38, 40 and 42.  Members will note that amendment Nos 27 and 29 are consequential to amendment No 25, amendment Nos 28 and 30 are consequential to amendment No 26, and amendment Nos 32 and 33 are consequential to amendment No 31.  I call the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to move amendment No 20, speak to his opposition to clause 11 stand part and to address the other amendments in the group.

Photo of Gerry Kelly Gerry Kelly Sinn Féin

On a point of order, Mr Speaker.  I have come to the House to apologise to the Speaker, the two Ministers involved and their officials, because I missed two questions for oral answer and a topical question.  I apologise to the House for not being here.

Photo of William Hay William Hay Speaker

I thank the Member for coming to the House and apologising to the House.  Once again, like Mr Wells, who came to the House to apologise, it sets an example of what Members should do: they should come to the House to apologise and give a reason why they were not in their place during Question Time.

Photo of Edwin Poots Edwin Poots DUP

I beg to move amendment No 20:In page 4, line 8, leave out "may not exceed one year" and insert

"must not be less than 28 days or more than 3 years".

The following amendments stood on the Marshalled List:

No 21: In page 4, line 14, leave out "3" and insert "5".— [Mr Poots (The Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety).]

No 22: In page 5, line 10, at end insert—

"(ba) an offence relating to tobacco committed under section 170 or 170B of the Customs and Excise Management Act 1979 on any premises in Northern Ireland (which are accordingly "the premises in relation to which the offence is committed”);

(bb) an offence committed under section 8F, 8G or 8H of the Tobacco Products Duty Act 1979 on any premises in Northern Ireland (which are accordingly "the premises in relation to which the offence is committed”);".— [Mr Poots (The Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety).]

No 23: In clause 8, page 5, line 40, leave out ‘may not exceed one year’ and insert

"must not be less than 28 days or more than 3 years".— [Mr Poots (The Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety).]

No 24: In clause 8, page 5, line 42, leave out "3" and insert "5".— [Mr Poots (The Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety).]

No 25: After clause 9 insert—