Seamus Close

Former Alliance MLA for Lagan Valley

Recent appearances

  • Northern Ireland Assembly: Credit Card Abuse 1 Oct 2002

    On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. The Public Accounts Committee has already dealt with the issues to which I referred. The reports are in the public domain, and if the Member doubts that, I shall gladly provide him with copies.
  • Northern Ireland Assembly: Credit Card Abuse 1 Oct 2002

    Like Mr Murphy, I commend Mr Dallat for tabling the motion. It comes at a particularly opportune time, as reports are being prepared that highlight what can only be referred to as "dubious practices". As elected representatives, Members have a duty to taxpayers. At Budget time, Members vote to allocate taxpayers’ money to various Departments, to be spent on legitimate purposes agreed by the...
  • Northern Ireland Assembly: Audit and Accountability Bill: Second Stage 1 Oct 2002

    I welcome the general principles enshrined in the Bill. In short, it gives the Comptroller and Auditor General greater access to follow taxpayers’ money. One of the greatest responsibilities of an elected representative in a body such as the Assembly is to ensure that taxpayers’ money is properly spent, in a manner and for the purposes for which the House voted it. Over the past few...

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Former Alliance MLA for Lagan Valley

Entered the Assembly on 25 June 1998 — General election

Left the Assembly on 30 January 2007 — Dissolved for election

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