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Northern Ireland Assembly debates

Tuesday, 15 December 1998

  • Northern Ireland Assembly

    The sitting begun on Monday 14 December 1998 was resumed at 10.30 am.

  • Presiding Officer’s Business

    9 speeches

    Before moving to item 5 on the agenda I wish to draw some matters to the attention of the Assembly. First, the debate on the motion and the amendments to it will be time-limited to five hours and...

  • Belfast Agreement

    117 speeches

    I beg to move the following motion: Noting that a. no proposals under paragraph 16 of strand one of the Belfast Agreement have yet been made, b. actions set out in paragraph 8 of strand two of...

  • Science and Technology (Business)

    1 speech

    On 13 May 1998 the Chancellor, Mr Gordon Brown, said "Northern Ireland needs more small businesses, but it also needs higher value-added businesses with potential to grow into the...

  • Human Rights (Legislation)

    1 speech

    It is important that the Assembly acknowledge that last Thursday was the fiftieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and it is important for two reasons. First, the...

  • Roads (East Antrim)

    6 speeches

    I wish to bring to the attention of the Assembly the need for improved transportation links in east Antrim. There are urgent pressures for improving the main Larne to Belfast road, the A8, the...

  • Child Abuse

    1 speech

    There is nothing worse than the failure of society to protect its most vulnerable people, and especially its children. All too often in recent years each of us — regardless of financial...

  • Equality

    5 speeches

    "Equality" seems to be the buzz word of the Assembly, and, having sat here for the past two days, I am not sure that there is anything left to say about it. Mr Initial Presiding Officer, given...

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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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