Northern Ireland Assembly debates

Monday, 5 October 1998

  • Northern Ireland Assembly

    The Assembly met at 2.00 pm (The Initial Presiding Officer (The Lord Alderdice of Knock) in the Chair). Members observed two minutes’ silence.

  • Presiding Officer’s Business

    1 speech

    By virtue of paragraph 1 of the schedule to the Northern Ireland (Elections) Act 1998, it falls to the Secretary of State to determine where and when meetings of the Assembly shall be held....

  • Assembly:  Committees on Standing Orders and on Devolution

    4 speeches

    Motion made: That the composition of the Committee on Standing Orders and the Ad Hoc Committee on the Procedural Consequences of Devolution be amended to comply with the revised Initial Standing...

  • Procedural Consequences of Devolution

    24 speeches

    I beg to move That the Assembly takes note of the interim report prepared by the Committee on the Procedural Consequences of Devolution. At the meeting on 14 September 1998, the Assembly agreed...

  • Pig Industry

    31 speeches

    Motion made: To call attention to the unprecedented and ongoing crisis within the pig industry, and to call upon Her Majesty’s Government, in conjunction with the European Union, the banks...

  • Assembly: Adjournment Debates

    23 speeches

    On a point of order, which may guide us for future events. I understand that for a balloted Adjournment debate the ballot is conducted on a Friday. It would be helpful for Members to know that...

  • City of Belfast: Development

    1 speech

    The issue I want to address is the development of the city of Belfast in the widest possible context. Most of us are aware that in the last century Belfast was a tremendous industrial powerhouse,...

  • Equality Commission

    1 speech

    I would like to make a few comments concerning the establishment of the Equality Commission. I agree with some of the comments that were made about the ballot; we do need to think about this...

  • Mid-Ulster Hospital (Acute Services)

    1 speech

    I should like to raise the retention of acute services at the Mid-Ulster Hospital. Some weeks ago, the Northern Health and Social Services Board decided to follow the Government’s line on...

  • Parades

    8 speeches

    Thirty years ago a group of people, mostly though not all from the Nationalist community, proposed to parade peacefully into the city of Derry to protest about a system of widespread...

  • Whiteabbey Hospital

    4 speeches

    I want to speak about the future of Whiteabbey Hospital, although Rev William McCrea has already dealt with some of the broad issues, because the hospital to which he referred...

  • Pollution

    1 speech

    I am the last to speak, but since my name begins with W for Wilson, that is not unusual except, of course, when I top the poll. Before commenting on the desirability of restructuring the...

What is this?

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.

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