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Part of Assembly Standing Orders – in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 3:15 pm on 8th March 1999.

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Photo of Lord John Alderdice Lord John Alderdice Initial Presiding Officer 3:15 pm, 8th March 1999

What the Member says is perfectly reasonable, not only in respect of this group but in respect of the group further down the list, and particularly the group of amendments on committees. I ask Members to speak to the number of amendments that they can reasonably deal with in 10 minutes. We must try to be reasonable on these matters.