Northern Ireland Assembly debates

Monday, 8 March 1999

  • 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

    5 speeches

    The Committee to Advise the Presiding Officer, in making preparations for today’s sitting and appreciating the number of Standing Orders to be considered, and with a significant number of...

  • Assembly Standing Orders

    66 speeches

    Motion made: This Assembly takes note of the report by the Committee on Standing Orders. — [Mr Cobain and Mr Haughey]

    • Operations of the Assembly

      43 speeches

      We now come to the second group of Standing Orders and amendments. I want to draw attention to two matters in this regard. First — and I am indebted to one Member who pointed this out to me...

    • Voting

      21 speeches

      We move to the third set of amendments. The first of these is No 83, which stands in the name of Mr Peter Robinson.

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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