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SUPPLEMENT TO THE VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 
 

Wednesday 4 March 2009

 

Committee of the whole House

 

Proceedings

 

Northern Ireland Bill


 

Clause 1 Agreed to.

 


 

Mark Durkan

 

Dr Alasdair McDonnell

 

Mr Eddie McGrady

 

Not selected  12

 

Page  1,  line  4,  leave out Clause 2.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Mark Durkan

 

Dr Alasdair McDonnell

 

Mr Eddie McGrady

 

Not moved  18

 

Clause  3,  page  1,  line  17,  leave out subsection (1).

 

Mr Owen Paterson

 

Mr Laurence Robertson

 

Mr Dominic Grieve

 

Mr Jonathan Djanogly

 

Negatived  10

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  17,  at end add—

 

‘(4)    

Section 22 of the Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2002 is amended as follows—

 

(a)    

for subsection (2) substitute—

 

“(2)    

The Attorney General for Northern Ireland shall be appointed by

 

the Lord Chief Justice and the provisions of section 5 (as

 

amended) shall have effect for the procedure governing such

 

appointment”.

 

(5)    

In the Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2002 omit section 41.’.


 
 

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Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Mark Durkan

 

Dr Alasdair McDonnell

 

Mr Eddie McGrady

 

Not called  24

 

Clause  4,  page  2,  line  37,  at end insert—

 

‘(6A)    

No recommendation shall be made to Her Majesty to make an Order under

 

subsection (1) in relation to an Order under section 4 unless a draft of it has been

 

laid before and approved by resolution of the Assembly.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clause 5 Agreed to.

 


 

Andrew Mackinlay

 

Not called  25

 

Parliamentary Star    

Schedule  1,  page  6,  line  10,  at end insert—

 

  ‘(2A)  

During the period between the relevant Minister ceasing to hold office and an

 

appointment being made under the provisions of this Part, the Prime Minister

 

shall appoint a person, being a member of the United Kingdom Parliament, to

 

discharge the duties of the office.

 

    (2B)  

A person appointed under sub-paragraph (2A) may speak and move motions

 

in the Assembly.

 

    (2C)  

The provisions in sub-paragraphs (2A) and (2B) shall not apply if the relevant

 

Minister has ceased to hold office by virtue of a dissolution.’.

 

Mark Durkan

 

Dr Alasdair McDonnell

 

Mr Eddie McGrady

 

Not called  19

 

Schedule  1,  page  6,  line  15,  at end insert—

 

‘(4A)    

But a member of the Assembly who is a member of a political party may not be

 

nominated unless the nominating officer of the party consents to his nomination

 

within a period specified in standing orders.’.

 

Mr Owen Paterson

 

Mr Laurence Robertson

 

Mr Dominic Grieve

 

Mr Jonathan Djanogly

 

Not called  7

 

Schedule  1,  page  6,  line  37,  at end insert ‘and in addition has made a solemn

 

declaration to respect the operational independence of the Chief Constable of the Police

 

Service of Northern Ireland and to uphold the independence of the judiciary’.


 
 

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Mark Durkan

 

Dr Alasdair McDonnell

 

Mr Eddie McGrady

 

Not called  20

 

Schedule  1,  page  6,  line  42,  leave out ‘or’.

 

Mr Nick Clegg

 

Dr Vincent Cable

 

Mr Alistair Carmichael

 

Mr Alan Reid

 

Lembit Öpik

 

Mr Paul Burstow

 

Not called  4

 

Schedule  1,  page  6,  line  44,  at end insert ‘by such reason as—

 

(i)    

he has been convicted of a criminal offence in Northern

 

Ireland or elsewhere after the date of his appointment;

 

(ii)    

he has become bankrupt or made a composition or

 

arrangement with his creditors;

 

(iii)    

he is not committed to non-violent and exclusively peaceful

 

and democratic means;

 

(iv)    

he is otherwise unable or unfit to discharge his functions as a

 

minister.’.

 

Mark Durkan

 

Dr Alasdair McDonnell

 

Mr Eddie McGrady

 

Not called  21

 

Schedule  1,  page  6,  line  44,  at end insert ‘or

 

(d)    

where consent to his nomination was required under sub-paragraph (4A),

 

he is dismissed by the nominating officer who consented (or that officer’s

 

successor) and the Presiding Officer is notified of his dismissal.’.

 

Mr Nick Clegg

 

Dr Vincent Cable

 

Mr Alistair Carmichael

 

Mr Alan Reid

 

Lembit Öpik

 

Mr Paul Burstow

 

Not called  3

 

Schedule  1,  page  7,  line  9,  at end insert—

 

‘(13A)  

Standing orders may (but need not) limit the number of such motions that may

 

be moved during any period specified in standing orders.’.

 

Mr Owen Paterson

 

Mr Laurence Robertson

 

Mr Dominic Grieve

 

Mr Jonathan Djanogly

 

Not called  8

 

Schedule  1,  page  8,  line  10,  at end insert—

 

‘Immediate filling of Ministerial office

 

6A         

If, after a period of six months following a devolution Order relating to

 

policing and justice being made, the Ministerial office has not been filled, the

 

Secretary of State shall assume the direction of the department.’.


 
 

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Andrew Mackinlay

 

Not called  26

 

Parliamentary Star    

Schedule  1,  page  8,  leave out lines 12 to 22.

 

Mark Durkan

 

Dr Alasdair McDonnell

 

Mr Eddie McGrady

 

Not called  22

 

Schedule  1,  page  8,  line  13,  leave out subsections (2) and (3) and insert—

 

‘(2)    

If the relevant ministerial office has not been filled within the period mentioned

 

in section 16A(3) then—

 

(a)    

all Northern Ireland Ministers shall cease to hold office, and

 

(b)    

all ministerial offices (including, notwithstanding any provision to the

 

contrary, the relevant ministerial office) shall be filled by applying

 

section 18(2) to (6) within a further period of seven days.

 

(3)    

Accordingly—

 

(a)    

section 16A(8) of the 1998 Act shall apply to a person taking up

 

Ministerial office as a Northern Ireland Minister as if it referred to the

 

period mentioned in sub-paragraph (2)(b); and

 

(b)    

section 32(3)(a) of the 1998 Act shall apply as if, in the case of

 

Ministerial offices to be held by Northern Ireland Ministers, it referred to

 

the period mentioned in sub-paragraph (2)(b).’.

 

Mr Owen Paterson

 

Mr Laurence Robertson

 

Mr Dominic Grieve

 

Mr Jonathan Djanogly

 

Not called  5

 

Schedule  1,  page  8,  line  15,  at end insert ‘but within a period of six months

 

beginning with the day of first meeting of the Assembly’.

 

Mr Owen Paterson

 

Mr Laurence Robertson

 

Mr Dominic Grieve

 

Mr Jonathan Djanogly

 

Not called  6

 

Schedule  1,  page  8,  line  16,  leave out sub-paragraph (3) and insert—

 

‘(3)    

Sections 16A(8) and 32(3)(a) of the 1998 Act apply accordingly.

 

(4)    

If the relevant ministerial office is not filled within the period specified in sub-

 

paragraph (2) the Secretary of State shall assume the direction of the

 

Department.’.

 

Mr Nick Clegg

 

Dr Vincent Cable

 

Mr Alistair Carmichael

 

Mr Alan Reid

 

Lembit Öpik

 

Mr Paul Burstow

 

Negatived on division  2

 

Schedule  1,  page  8,  line  22,  at end insert—

 

‘Minister ceasing to hold office

 

7A         

Paragraph 3D(11)(c) of Schedule 4A to the 1998 Act does not apply—


 
 

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(a)    

before a resolution is passed for the purposes of paragraph 8(1)(a)

 

below, or

 

(b)    

if no such resolution is passed, before 1 May 2012.’.

 

Mark Durkan

 

Dr Alasdair McDonnell

 

Mr Eddie McGrady

 

Not called  23

 

Schedule  1,  page  8,  line  24,  leave out paragraphs 8, 9 and 10.

 

Mr Owen Paterson

 

Mr Laurence Robertson

 

Mr Dominic Grieve

 

Mr Jonathan Djanogly

 

Not called  9

 

Schedule  1,  page  8,  line  28,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

In the event of the department being dissolved on 1 May 2012 or before, and

 

neither of the provisions of sub-paragraph (1) have been fulfilled, the Secretary

 

of State shall assume responsibility for policing and justice.’.

 

Andrew Mackinlay

 

Not called  27

 

Parliamentary Star    

Schedule  1,  page  9,  line  15,  at end insert—

 

  ‘(10)  

If the department is dissolved at any time, the direction of the functions

 

formerly performed by the department shall be undertaken by the Secretary of

 

State.’.

 

Schedule Agreed to.

 


 

Mark Durkan

 

Dr Alasdair McDonnell

 

Mr Eddie McGrady

 

Not selected  13

 

Page  9,  line  29,  leave out Schedule 2.

 

Schedule Agreed to.

 


 

Mr Owen Paterson

 

Mr Laurence Robertson

 

Mr Dominic Grieve

 

Mr Jonathan Djanogly

 

Not called  11

 

Schedule  3,  page  15,  line  12,  at end insert—

 

‘(11A)    

In section 42 for subsection (1) substitute—

 

“(1)    

The Director must exercise his functions under the superintendence of

 

the Attorney General for Northern Ireland in relation to devolved matters

 

and the Advocate General for Northern Ireland in relation to retained


 
 

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matters and is subject to any directions given by either of them

 

thereunder, but a failure to comply with this subsection does not affect

 

the validity of anything done by or on behalf of the Director.”’.

 

Mark Durkan

 

Dr Alasdair McDonnell

 

Mr Eddie McGrady

 

Not selected  14

 

Page  13,  line  20,  leave out Schedule 3.

 

Schedule Agreed to.

 


 

Mark Durkan

 

Dr Alasdair McDonnell

 

Mr Eddie McGrady

 

Not selected  15

 

Page  17,  line  25,  leave out Schedule 4.

 

Schedule Agreed to.

 


 

Mark Durkan

 

Dr Alasdair McDonnell

 

Mr Eddie McGrady

 

Not selected  16

 

Page  28,  line  17,  leave out Schedule 5.

 

Schedule Agreed to.

 


 

Mark Durkan

 

Dr Alasdair McDonnell

 

Mr Eddie McGrady

 

Not selected  17

 

Page  32,  line  1,  leave out Schedule 6.

 

Schedule Agreed to.

 



 
 

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New Clause

 

Expiry of sections 21A, 21B and 21C of and Schedule 4A to the 1998 Act

 

Mark Durkan

 

Dr Alasdair McDonnell

 

Mr Eddie McGrady

 

Not called  NC1

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘After section 21C of the Northern Ireland Act 1998, there is inserted:—

 

“Expiry of sections 21A, 21B and Schedule 4A

 

21D(1)  

Unless, before 1 May 2012, the conditions set out in subsections (2) to

 

(6) are met, then on 1 May 2012—

 

(a)    

all Northern Ireland Ministers shall cease to hold office

 

(including any relevant Minister within the meaning of

 

Schedule 4A);

 

(b)    

any deputy minister or relevant junior minister within the

 

meaning of Schedule 4A shall cease to hold office;

 

(c)    

sections 21A, 21B and 21C and Schedule 4A shall be

 

repealed;

 

(d)    

notwithstanding any provision of any Act of the Assembly to

 

the contrary, there shall be only one ministerial office in

 

respect of a Northern Ireland department exercising functions

 

consisting wholly or mainly of devolved policing and justice

 

functions;

 

(e)    

all ministerial offices are to be filled under section 18 of the

 

1998 Act.

 

      (2)  

The first condition is an Act of the Assembly has provided for a

 

Northern Ireland department exercising functions consisting wholly or

 

mainly of devolved policing and justice functions.

 

      (3)  

The second condition is that any provision of the kind referred to in

 

section 21A(3), (3A), (4), (5) or (5A) was enacted, it has been

 

repealed.

 

      (4)  

The third condition is that a determination has been made under

 

section 17 creating a single ministerial office in respect of the

 

Northern Ireland department referred to in subsection (2).

 

      (5)  

The fourth condition is that all ministerial offices have been filled

 

under section 18 of the 1998 Act.

 

      (6)  

The fifth condition is that an order referred to in section 4(2A) has

 

entered into effect.”.’.

 

Bill reported, without Amendment.

 

  

 

  Bill read the third time, and passed.

 


 
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