Operations of the Assembly

Part of Assembly Standing Orders – in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 4:15 pm on 8th March 1999.

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Photo of Derek Hussey Derek Hussey UUP 4:15 pm, 8th March 1999

I thought the Member was drawing to a close. Another factor that has to be taken on board and one that no one has mentioned is Members’ safety. Following a long journey here and a day’s work, a Member can be tired when returning to his or her constituency. Those of us who live in the west find that travelling home can be quite dangerous. That should be taken into account; when we are returning home, we should be doing so in a reasonably fresh condition.