Standards and Privilege

Part of Assembly Standing Orders – in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 8:15 pm on 9th March 1999.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Francie Molloy Francie Molloy Sinn Féin 8:15 pm, 9th March 1999

I thank the Member for his intervention. It does clarify the fact that the matter did go to a vote, and there was consensus across the different parties on it. We abstained on that occasion because we did not feel that the Standing Order recognized the position of the Irish language as fully as it might have done, but we are quite happy to go along with the present line that people may choose to speak in whatever language they wish. I ask Members for their support.