Assembly: Committee on Standing Orders

Part of the debate – in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 6:45 pm on 1st July 1998.

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Photo of Mr John Hume Mr John Hume Social Democratic and Labour Party 6:45 pm, 1st July 1998

The answer to Dr Paisley’s question about the Social Democratic and Labour Party is that we can count. There are 108 Members in the Assembly, 18 of whom will be on the Committee. That works out at one Committee representative for every six Members — the most democratic arrangement.