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 Eileen Bell Eileen Bell Alliance 4:30 pm, 8th March 1999

As I was listening to the Member I was thinking, as many other Members must have, that we are doing much the same thing. As Mr McCartney said when one takes on a position one takes it on as a matter of duty. That applies to a job or to a Member’s commitment to the Assembly, and we did take that into account. The Member may not have meant to but he did sound quite patronising.