Danny Kennedy: I remind Members wishing to ask a supplementary question to keep rising in their places.
Danny Kennedy: It is now time for Question Time, but, before I call the Minister for Infrastructure, Members will be aware that he has issued a written ministerial statement, which is embargoed until 12.00 noon tomorrow. I am aware that there is a listed question today on a related topic. Should it be reached, in light of previous rulings and the Speaker's response to Mr Swann's point of order at the...
Danny Kennedy: It is time for questions to the Minister for Infrastructure, and we will start with listed questions.
Danny Kennedy: We move on to the next question. Before doing so, I advise Members that question 12 is withdrawn.
Danny Kennedy: Was there a question there?
Danny Kennedy: I ask the Minister to conclude.
Danny Kennedy: Order. The Minister's time is up unfortunately. The sitting was suspended at 6.32 pm.
Danny Kennedy: I advise the House that all other speakers will now have approximately five minutes.
Danny Kennedy: I ask the Member to conclude his remarks.
Danny Kennedy: In conjunction with the Business Committee, I have given leave to Mr Gordon Dunne to raise the matter of improvements to the A2 dual carriageway junctions in North Down. The proposer of the topic will have 15 minutes.
Danny Kennedy: We have now had three motions here in just two days that have all touched on aspects of dealing with our past. This issue has been talked about for many years in the Chamber. I am sure that there is an amount of public frustration because of how much talking there has been and how little action. We await to see whether the Secretary of State comes forward with a public consultation. There...
Danny Kennedy: Will the Minister take the opportunity to review the legislation governing the effective date at which a new property or domestic dwelling becomes eligible for the payment of rates and at least issue fresh guidelines?
Danny Kennedy: I thank Mr Lyttle for his point of order. It is a matter for Ministers to respond, directly or otherwise, to statements in the House. Adjourned at 5.50 pm.
Danny Kennedy: Order.
Danny Kennedy: That concludes the debate. Before I put the Question on amendment No 1, I remind Members that, if it is made, I will not put the Question on amendment No 2. Question put, That amendment No 1 be made. The Assembly divided: Ayes 34; Noes 59 AYES Mr Anderson, Mr M Bradley, Ms P Bradley, Mr K Buchanan, Mr T Buchanan, Ms Bunting, Mrs Cameron, Mr Clarke, Mr Douglas, Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Mrs...
Danny Kennedy: We now move to the vote on amendment No 2. I have been advised by the party Whips that, in accordance with Standing Order 27(1A)(b), there is agreement that we can dispense with the three-minute rule and move straight to the Division. Question put, That amendment No 2 be made. The Assembly divided: Ayes 46; Noes 47 AYES Mr Agnew, Ms Archibald, Ms Armstrong, Ms Bailey, Mr Boylan, Ms...
Danny Kennedy: The Member has an additional minute.
Danny Kennedy: I ask the Member to draw to a conclusion.
Danny Kennedy: I call Mr Sammy Douglas to make his winding-up speech on amendment No 1. Mr Douglas, you have up to five minutes.
Danny Kennedy: Order. I ask the Member to resume his seat. I know that the Member is relatively new to the House, but there are terms that are not acceptable when describing individuals. I caution the Member about his use of language, particularly the reference that he made to the Secretary of State.