MLA, Belfast East
MLA, Belfast East
Yes, unquestionably. Anyone who is setting out on this kind of activity needs to know that society repudiates their actions. The clearest sign of repudiation of that kind of activity is the ability of the court to set down very strong custodial sentences to those who are involved. I would be going back to an earlier debate if I started to talk about minimum or mandatory...
As Members are aware — at least, they should be — the talks process has begun. The Secretary of State has had initial meetings with the parties. I, personally, hope that she will widen it out beyond the Executive parties. If we are dealing with matters of Assembly and Executive budgets, welfare reform and the structures of the Assembly, parties other than the...
I know that the Secretary of State has optimistically suggested that we can deal with all of the issues by the end of November; would that it could be so. By the end of November, we will want, at the very least, to have made very considerable progress on the financial issues involved. We have looming Budget deadlines, and therefore we need to reach some conclusions as a result of...
DUP MLA for Belfast East, Former DUP MP for Belfast East
Entered House of Commons on 3 May 1979 — General election
Left Parliament on 12 April 2010 — General election (stood again)
Entered the Assembly on 25 June 1998 — General election
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