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Executive's Legislative Programme 2012 - 2013

The Bills which have been introduced this Session to date are set out in the table below.
Bills Introduced in the Autumn Term
No Title/Department Purpose Status
1
(DSD)
To make provision for universal credit and personal independence payment; to make other provision about social security; to make provision about child support maintenance and the use of jobcentres; and for connected purposes.
Introduced 1 Oct 2012
Awaiting Consideration Stage
2
(DE)
To provide for the establishment and functions of the Education and Skills Authority; to make further provision about education, educational services and youth services; and for connected purposes.
Introduced 2 Oct 2012
Awaiting Consideration Stage
3
(DFP)
To set the rate of air passenger duty for the purposes of section 30A(3) to (5A) of the Finance Act 1994.
Introduced 8 Oct 2012
Royal Assent  11 Dec 2012
4
(DRD)
To enable the Department for Regional Development to continue to make payments to water and sewerage undertakers for a limited period; and to make provision requiring certain notices to be registered in the Statutory Charges Register.
Introduced 19 Nov 2012
Royal Assent 25 April 2013
Bills Introduced in the Easter Term
No Title/Department Purpose Status
5
(DOE)
To amend the law relating to planning; and for connected purposes.
Introduced 14 Jan 2013
Awaiting Further consideration Stage
6
(DFP)
To authorise the issue out of the Consolidated Fund of certain sums for the service of the years ending 31st March 2013 and 2014; 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 for the years ending 31st March 2013 and 2014; and to revise the limits on the use of certain accruing resources in the year ending 31st March 2013.
Introduced 11 Feb 2013
Royal Assent 14 March 2013
Bills Introduced in the Summer Term
No Title/Department Purpose Status
7
(DSD)
To make provision for a register of tobacco retailers; to make provision for dealing with the persistent commission of tobacco offences; to confer additional powers of enforcement in relation to offences under Articles 3 and 4 of the Health and Personal Social Services (Northern Ireland) Order 1978; and for connected purposes.
Introduced 15 April 2013
Royal Assent 25 March 2014
8
(DOE)
To amend the Climate Change Act 2008 to confer powers to make provision about charging for carrier bags; and for connected purposes.
Introduced 3 June 2013
Awaiting Royal Assent
9
(DFP)
To authorise the issue out of the Consolidated Fund of certain sums for the service of the year ending 31st March 2014; 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 31st March 2014; and to repeal certain spent provisions.
Introduced 10 June 2013
Royal Assent 18 July 2013
10
(DFP)
To repeal the Development Loans (Agriculture and Fisheries) Act (Northern Ireland) 1968; to enable the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to pay grants to certain harbour authorities; to make provision in relation to the payment of interest on funds in court; to make provision enabling the Northern Ireland Housing Executive to recover certain costs; to make provision for the disclosure of data obtained by the Comptroller and Auditor General for data matching purposes; to enable the Department of Justice to make payments to certain bodies providing services for the police, etc.; and for purposes connected with those matters.
Introduced 17 June 2013
Awaiting Royal Assent
11
(DFP)
To make provision for public service pension schemes; and for connected purposes.
Introduced 17 June 2013
Royal Assent 11 March 2014
12
(DSD)
To make provision for the regulation by district councils of the placing on public areas of furniture for use for the consumption of food or drink.
Introduced 17 June 2013