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We will update this information if the situation changes. See more detail on votes during the COVID-19 period here.
Can I say something before you resume, Mr Butler? You are making progress, but it was agreed that the sitting would be suspended at 5.00 pm. Do you think you will finish in three minutes, Mr Butler?
Oh, right. I thought that you were just getting started. [Laughter.] Mr Butler.
By leave of the House, the sitting will be suspended until 5.30 pm. When we return, the next Member to speak on this group of amendments will be Ms Paula Bradshaw. The debate stood suspended. The sitting was suspended at 4.57 pm and resumed at 5.36 pm. (Mr Speaker in the Chair) Debate resumed.
Former DUP MLA for Belfast South
Entered the Assembly on 7 May 2016 — Election
Left the Assembly on 19 February 2022 — Died
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