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Northern Ireland Assembly debates

Monday, 14 December 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

    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 meetings of the Assembly shall be held and when. I...

  • Natural Gas (Areas Outside Greater Belfast)

    28 speeches

    Motion made: To call attention to the lack of provision of a natural gas pipeline outside the Greater Belfast area; and to move for papers. — [Mr A Doherty]

  • Hospital Service

    48 speeches

    We will now move to item 4 on the Order Paper. Members will have received the Government paper entitled ‘Putting it Right’, a report on Northern Ireland’s hospital service. 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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