Patsy McGlone: That ends the period for listed questions. We now move to 15 minutes of topical questions. Questions 3 and 9 have been withdrawn.
Patsy McGlone: Could we conclude with a question, please?
Patsy McGlone: Question 1 has been withdrawn.
Patsy McGlone: That concludes the Consideration Stage of the Domestic Abuse (Safe Leave) Bill. The Bill stands referred to the Speaker. Minister, best wishes to you; we hope to see you back here in person.
Patsy McGlone: I ask Members to take their ease before we move to the next item of business.
Patsy McGlone: I call Aisling Reilly to move the Consideration Stage of the Bill. [Irish text to be inserted.] Moved. — [Miss Reilly.]
Patsy McGlone: Members will have a copy of the Marshalled List of amendments detailing the order for consideration. The amendment has been grouped for debate in the provisional grouping of amendments selected list. There is a single group containing one amendment, which deals with parking charges and commencement. There is also the Minister's opposition to clause 1 standing part of the Bill. I remind...
Patsy McGlone: We now come to the single group of amendments for debate, which concerns opposition to clause 1 stand part and one amendment. I call the Minister of Health, Robin Swann, to address his opposition to clause 1 stand part and the single amendment. Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill. The following amendment stood on the Marshalled List: No 1: In clause 2, page 2, line,...
Patsy McGlone: Minister, I call you to formally move amendment No 1. Amendment not moved.
Patsy McGlone: Amendment No 1 has not been moved. Therefore, there is no opportunity to debate the Hospital Parking Charges Bill today. I will now proceed to the Questions on stand part. Clauses 1 to 3 ordered to stand part of the Bill. Long title agreed to.
Patsy McGlone: That concludes the Consideration Stage of the Hospital Parking Charges Bill. The Bill stands referred to the Speaker. [Irish text to be inserted.] Adjourned at 5.20 pm.
Patsy McGlone: I am glad that we have arrived at the Final Stage of the Bill. Climate change is clearly one of the most fundamental issues facing the human race. As we, here and now, think of what is happening to the human race, however, we tend to put things in a bit of perspective. In order to have a serene atmosphere, it is obvious that we need to have a serene and peaceful planet with serene and...
Patsy McGlone: Hopefully, I will be as brief as I can be in covering a very important topic. We welcome the debate today on the Committee's report on the challenges that women experience in the local agriculture sector. Many of those challenges are cultural and difficult to address, but that is not impossible. After all, since the Executive were established, four women have held the position of Agriculture...
Patsy McGlone: The Business Committee has agreed to allocate two hours for the debate. The proposer of the motion will have 15 minutes in which to propose and 15 minutes in which to make a winding-up speech. The Minister of Finance will have up to 20 minutes in which to respond, and all other Members who are called to speak will have five minutes.
Patsy McGlone: Glaoim ar Chathaoirleach an Choiste Sláinte, Colm Gildernew. I call the Chairperson of the Health Committee, Colm Gildernew.
Patsy McGlone: The Member has an extra minute.
Patsy McGlone: I ask Members to take their ease while we move to the next item of business, please.
Patsy McGlone: I will not call amendment Nos 16, 17 or 18 as they are consequential to amendment Nos 14 and 15, neither of which have been made. Amendment No 19 proposed: In page 6, line 39, at end insert— “(6) The Department of Justice must, within the period of 2 years beginning with the day of the coming into operation of this section— (a) carry out an assessment of the effectiveness of Article...
Patsy McGlone: Again. Call it again here. All those in favour say Aye.
Patsy McGlone: Contrary, No?