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Members. [Interruption.] Members. [Interruption.] Members, behave yourselves. Please be seated. Resume your seat. I want the question to continue to be dealt with in a manner that respects the subject matter, the right of Members to ask questions, their obligation to listen to answers and the need for responsible answers from the Minister. I want to try it again without any further...
At least the Member brought a bit of levity to the debate. I will let you off on that one. Go ahead, Justin.
No further Members are indicating that they wish to question the Minister, so that concludes this item of business. Members, please take your ease for a moment or two. (Mr Deputy Speaker [Mr Beggs] in the Chair)
Sinn Féin MLA for Belfast West
Entered the Assembly on 25 June 1998 — General election
Also represented Belfast South
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