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I welcome the opportunity to speak in favour of the legislative consent motion and call on DAERA to work with peers to strengthen the provisions in the Bill. I hope that the Minister has got the message that his belief that concerns have been exaggerated is not a view that is shared by many of the Members who have spoken thus far in the debate. Some Members have rightly remarked that we need...
Social Democratic and Labour Party MLA for Upper Bann
Entered the Assembly on 26 November 2003 — General election
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