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We will update this information if the situation changes. See more detail on votes during the COVID-19 period here.
Will the First Minister give us a more detailed update on the civic advisory panel? Would she also agree that, as we face what is, undoubtedly, a political and economic abyss, it is more important than ever that we hear from civic voices in society as well as political leadership?
1. Mr McKay asked the Minister of Justice to outline the work her Department has taken in conjunction with the PSNI to address race hate crime. (AQO 105/16-21)
I thank the Minister for her answer. I recognise much of the work that is ongoing. Given the recent reported and alleged race crime in the Minister's constituency involving several members of the police, will she give us an assurance that a proper and fully independent investigation will be carried out? Does she agree that we need to ensure that there is zero tolerance of racism across all...
Former Sinn Féin MLA for North Antrim
Entered the Assembly on 9 March 2007 — election
Left the Assembly on 18 August 2016 — Resigned
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