Lord Alderdice hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament
My Lords, is it not clear that the Prime Minister Mr Netanyahu has now received a mandate for his statements that there would be no two-state solution agreed on his watch? If Her Majesty’s Government insist on their approach of finding a two-state solution, that will require the recognition of a Palestinian state, including Gaza and the West Bank, without the agreement of the incoming...
I shall press my noble friend a little. There is a huge focus on what happens if this is introduced and all the modelling and so on. I emphasise to him that part of the purpose of this is so that those people who want to take Northern Ireland out of the United Kingdom and who want to harmonise the arrangements with the rest of the island are, by the device of this Bill, made to face the real...
I am very grateful to my noble friend for giving way. The problem that I have found is that these changes are not made because they do not work for the Treasury here in London, and it regards the value for people in Northern Ireland to be far too small an issue, one that does not get any attention paid to it. That is the reason. The reason for the air passenger duty with respect to the United...
Liberal Democrat Peer, Former Speaker, and MLA for Belfast East
Became a Lord in 1996
Entered the Assembly on 25 June 1998 — General election
Left the Assembly on 28 April 2003 — General election
Changed party from Speaker on 28 Apr 2003; from Initial Presiding Officer on 30 Nov 1999; from Alliance on 30 Jun 1998
Also represented Belfast East
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