Assembly Standing Orders

Part of the debate – in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 11:30 am on 9th March 1999.

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Photo of Peter Robinson Peter Robinson DUP 11:30 am, 9th March 1999

Section 29 requires the Assembly to do something. Nowhere does it try to stop it from doing something else. It is a requirement, but it does not take away the permissive powers within the legislation for us to set up committees.