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The option of online voting was removed, and a number of MPs may have been unable to vote because they were not physically able to attend.
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We will update this information if the situation changes. See more detail on votes during the COVID-19 period here.
I thank the Minister for his answer on them-uns' cows in Brazil and us-uns' cows here in Northern Ireland. How will he ensure that local and seasonal produce will be a sustainable business for our producers in Northern Ireland?
First, I thank the Minister for her timely remarks about a former colleague of mine. He was an officer who worked diligently, right up to this point, with many MLAs. The Minister will know that prison operations, including the provision of services for vulnerable prisoners, are impacted by staffing levels, and there are growing concerns about staffing levels in Maghaberry, in particular. Is...
I thank those who tabled the motion for bringing it to the Chamber. We will support the motion. I get the point that my Committee colleague made about the line in the motion that seems to point blame directly at the Minister. I remind everybody that we are not in politics to serve our parties or any single purpose other than the people of Northern Ireland. Today, I would hate to see an...
UUP MLA for Lagan Valley
Entered the Assembly on 7 May 2016 — Election
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