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On a point of order, Mr Speaker. In his question to the Minister on that statement, Mr Paul Girvan suggested that some judges spin out cases inappropriately in their own financial interests. When I was Minister of Justice, I certainly heard such allegations made against a small number of solicitors and barristers, but I believe it is an entirely inappropriate suggestion to make about any...
Further to that point of order, Mr Speaker, I welcome the fact that Mr Girvan was big enough to come to the Assembly and apologise. It is a real pity that Members in this place speak on such serious matters without thinking of what they are saying in the first place.
It is an irony that the last debate of this extremely short mandate turns out to be about the fundamental issues which have plagued the Assembly, not just for the last few weeks but for a considerable period of time, around openness, accountability and transparency of operations. I congratulate Steven Agnew on somehow managing to come out of the lucky dip at this precise point to highlight an...
Former Alliance MLA for South Antrim
Entered the Assembly on 25 June 1998 — General election
Left the Assembly on 25 June 2018 — Resigned
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