Standards and Privilege

Part of Assembly Standing Orders – in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 6:00 pm on 9th March 1999.

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Photo of Mr Denis Haughey Mr Denis Haughey Social Democratic and Labour Party 6:00 pm, 9th March 1999

While I accept that the term "immediate relative" is commonly understood in the way that Mr Robinson describes it, is it legally sufficient to define the issue that is before the House? Another term might be more suitable for that purpose.