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I speak on behalf of the Ulster Unionist Party. We reluctantly support the motion. It could have been worded much better. Mr Newton pointed to parts that can be supported, but, as I said, elements of it could have been worded much better. A couple of proposed amendments that could have added to the motion were unsuccessful. The Children's Commissioner, the Children's Law Centre (CLC) and many...
Will the Member give way?
I thank the Member for giving way. Thank you, Mr Deputy Speaker. You covered a lot of ground. It was really good, Mr Carroll. One of the realities in the fire service is that our firefighters are attending a lot fewer fires than they used to, so the fire safety education message is getting through. Does the Member agree that we need to keep that fire safety education going so that we minimise...
UUP MLA for Lagan Valley
Entered the Assembly on 7 May 2016 — Election
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