Thursday, 1 April 2021
The Assembly met at 12 noon (Speaker [Mr Maskey] in the Chair). Members observed two minutes' silence.
On a point of order, Mr Speaker. Standing Order 69(5)(b) relates to Members' interests. It states that, in relation to declarations: "A member who has ... (b) a relevant interest in any matter ...
I inform Members that the Budget Bill has received Royal Assent. The Budget Act (NI) 2021 became law on 23 March 2021. It is chapter 4.
Before we begin the debate today, I clarify for Members that I am not aware of any active proceedings in relation to the matter addressed by the motion. Therefore, the sub judice rule does not...
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.