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Oral Answers to Questions — Economy

3:00 pm Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Northern Ireland Assembly debate

Mervyn Storey : 3. Mr Storey asked the Minister for the Economy what support Invest NI is giving companies that are entering the export market for the first time. (AQO 556/16-21)

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What is the Northern Ireland Assembly?

The current Northern Ireland Assembly was established in 1998 as part of the Belfast Agreement. It was suspended on the 14th of October 2002, and remained suspended until 8th May 2007.

Between 8 May 2006 and 22 November 2006 the Assembly established under the Northern Ireland Act 2006, and between November 2006 and January 2007 the Transitional Assembly created by the Northern Ireland (St Andrews Agreement) Act 2006, met in order to prepare for the restoration of devolved government.