Assembly Standing Orders

Part of the debate – in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 2:30 pm on 9th March 1999.

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Photo of Peter Robinson Peter Robinson DUP 2:30 pm, 9th March 1999

I am very grateful to Mr Attwood for giving way. I simply want to put on record that he is completely wrong in his remarks. Paragraph 8 of strand one of the Belfast Agreement says

"There will be a Committee" —

Committee, specifically —

"for each of the main executive functions of the Northern Ireland Administration."

Is he arguing that equality is not a main function? Is he arguing that the Economic Policy Unit is not a main function? The agreement continues

"Committees will have a scrutiny … role."