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Northern Ireland Assembly debates

Monday, 9 November 1998

  • Northern Ireland Assembly

    The Assembly met at 10.30 am (The Initial Presiding Officer (The Lord Alderdice of Knock) in the Chair). Members observed two minutes’ silence.

  • Presiding Officer’s Business

    21 speeches

    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. I...

  • Procedural Consequences of Devolution

    52 speeches

    I beg to move That the Assembly approves the report prepared by the Ad Hoc Committee on the Procedural Consequences of Devolution and agrees to forward it to the Procedure Committee of the House...

  • Comprehensive Spending Review

    71 speeches

    Members will have received a paper on the comprehensive spending review and will have had an opportunity to peruse it. After the Minister presents his proposals arising from the review to the...

  • Third-World Development (Assembly Links)

    2 speeches

    Our television screens have been filled during the past week with images of the devastation caused by hurricane Mitch. The loss of life and damage caused in a few hours has been unimaginable,...

  • Ulster-Scots Academy

    5 speeches

    My theme is an Ulster-Scots academy and the objective of a new east-west link. In the Good Friday Agreement under the heading "Rights, Safeguards and Equality of Opportunity — Economic,...

  • Equality

    10 speeches

    Go raibh maith agat a Chathaoirligh. It has been refreshing, a Chathaoirligh, to listen to someone speak in his native language without any disrespectful interruption, and I thank Dr Adamson for...

  • Irish League Football

    5 speeches

    I would like to take this opportunity to bring before the House two issues concerning the future of Irish League football. When or if this Assembly ever gets around to dealing with the social...

  • Electricity Supply (Newry and Armagh)

    3 speeches

    Thank you, Mr Initial Presiding Officer, for the opportunity to raise a matter of intense aggravation to the people of my constituency. This is a seasonal problem that almost exclusively affects...

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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