Operations of the Assembly

Part of Assembly Standing Orders – in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 4:30 pm on 8th March 1999.

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Photo of Mr Cedric Wilson Mr Cedric Wilson NIUP 4:30 pm, 8th March 1999

On a point of order, Mr Initial Presiding Officer. We are engaged in important work here today on the Standing Orders, but I wonder if Members are aware, and whether it would affect their enthusiasm for the matters before us if they were, that the Secretary of State has decreed in Dublin today that she intends to operate d’Hondt on the 29th of this month and thereby push this process to destruction if necessary —