Northern Ireland Assembly debates

Tuesday, 9 March 1999

  • Northern Ireland Assembly

    The sitting begun and suspended on Monday 8 March 1999 was resumed at 10.31 am.

  • Assembly Standing Orders

    270 speeches

    Yesterday Mr David Ford asked whether the draft Standing Order referring to "Unionist", "Nationalist" and "Other" might be in contravention of Her Majesty’s Government’s...

  • Assembly Business

    1 speech

    Members may be relieved to know that we have just received authorisation from the Secretary of State to continue through until midnight. I draw Members’ attention, as I did on 1 March, to...

  • Nursery School Units: Admission Criteria

    15 speeches

    I can see that there is going to be vast interest in this issue, but I appreciate that the hour is late. The issue that I wish to raise tonight is one of great importance, that many of our...

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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