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 Mr Duncan Dalton Mr Duncan Dalton UUP 4:15 pm, 8th March 1999

I have got extra time now. I thank Mr Weir.

As I was saying, for a number of years I worked both in a daytime job, and served as a part-time member of the Royal Irish Regiment. That meant that I was going home at 6 o’clock to grab something to eat before reporting for duty at 6.30 pm, and then working from 6.30 pm to 3 o’clock in the morning. Then I was going home to get up at 7 o’clock the next day to go to work again. There were many men working with me who were doing the same thing. There were men who worked 12-hour shifts in Shorts, and then put in eight hours duty in the evenings as well. There are a lot of people who —