MLA, Belfast North
Of the amendments in the second group, the Committee considered only the four amendments tabled by the Bill sponsor. Amendment Nos 35 and 36 concern the election of the Speaker. The Committee acknowledged the importance of independence and impartiality in the role of the Speaker but queried whether legislation was required to further enshrine the existing conventions. The Committee also...
Thank you, Mr McCallister. I cannot give you a definite answer, as I am not here to make that decision on behalf of the party, but I think that would be more like what we have in mind. Moving on to clause 5 and to amendment No 8, we are happy to support the amendments. I have got to the stage, Mr Speaker, where I cannot read my own writing. As I said on behalf of the Committee, there are...
I rise to speak initially on behalf of the Assembly and Executive Review Committee, and then I will make some remarks in my capacity as a member of my party. During Committee Stage, the Committee considered written evidence from 25 organisations, including the Secretary of State, political parties represented here in this Assembly, the Speaker of the Assembly, the Human Rights Commission, as...
DUP MLA for Belfast North
Entered the Assembly on 6 May 2011 — election
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