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I thank the Minister for giving way. I have listened intently to what he has said and understand completely that it is not a devolved matter as such. Nevertheless, are there any ways in which we can improve that situation, even by making representations to, and getting acceptance from, the Westminster Government on the greater devolution of powers over such issues, particularly broadband...
Madam Principal Deputy Speaker, I thank you and the Business Committee for affording me the opportunity to debate the issue of broadband provision directly relating to my constituency of Newry and Armagh. I also place on record my good wishes to you as you leave the House, and I wish you well for the future. I sincerely hope that this is not the last time that I address the Chamber, but, as...
I thank the Minister for his statement. Would he accept Sir Patrick Coghlin's recommendations in respect of the two panel members and endorse and confirm his choices?
Former Deputy Speaker, and UUP MLA for Newry and Armagh
Entered the Assembly on 25 June 1998 — General election
Left the Assembly on 26 January 2017 — Dissolved for election
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