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I start by echoing the congratulations to Pat, a Member for Lagan Valley, on this important legislation. Mr Catney is one of the characters of the Assembly and is an embodiment of dedication to women's issues, fighting misogyny and being a feminist. I can attest to that. I have received kindness from you. We are not on any of the same Committees, and you do not always have reason to, but you...
In paragraph 36 of your statement, you refer to a "Generational Renewal Programme". I was shocked not to see any reference to women at that point, given the fact that we know that only 5% of farm owners across the North are women, and the Committee has worked on encouraging women into agriculture. You also say that you are considering the future of the young farmer payment. What action will...
7. Ms Sheerin asked the Minister of Justice to outline her last engagement with the Minister of Education on improving the standard of relationships and sexuality education (RSE), as recommended in the Gillen review ‘Report into the law and procedures in serious sexual offences in Northern Ireland’. (AQO 3323/17-22)
Sinn Féin MLA for Mid Ulster
Entered the Assembly on 4 December 2018 — appointed
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