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I thank the First Minister for his answer. He covered the question about the apology well. First Minister, will you undertake to work with the commissioner to ensure that you reach out to the many victims and survivors out there and that that is done appropriately?
14. Mr McCrossan asked the First Minister and deputy First Minister, further to the recommendations of the report of the Historical Institutional Abuse inquiry in 2017, when the apology will be made to survivors. (AQO 2808/17-22)
I thank the Minister for his statement, for taking questions and for his quick response to the variant over the last number of days. Given the significant increase in transmission in our communities, the uncertainties about this variant and, coming into Christmas, the increase in connection and interaction between people, are we looking at a potential circuit breaker in the new year? If so,...
Social Democratic and Labour Party MLA for West Tyrone
Entered the Assembly on 7 January 2016 — appointed
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