Assembly Standing Orders

Part of the debate – in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 12:30 pm on 9th March 1999.

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Photo of Mr Denis Haughey Mr Denis Haughey Social Democratic and Labour Party 12:30 pm, 9th March 1999

With regard to the point that my Colleague is developing and Mr Ervine’s intervention, may I point out that I chaired the last meeting of the Standing Orders Committee, and we agreed in precise terms the wording of paragraph 7:

"Concern was expressed by the Committee that important discrete executive functions of the office of First Minister and Deputy First Minister would not, under current legislation, be subject to the scrutiny of a Statutory Committee. The Committee recommends that this matter be addressed as soon as possible by the Assembly".