Part of Assembly Standing Orders – in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 5:15 pm on 8th March 1999.

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Photo of Sean Farren Sean Farren Social Democratic and Labour Party 5:15 pm, 8th March 1999

The point relating to the petition of concern is to some extent well-made. Does it not follow that there is no need for the petition of concern in the equality section, in which it now appears, because it is couched in the general terms which are required for its general application to our proceedings? If this amendment were adopted, would this Standing Order be repeated unnecessarily?