Assembly: Languages

– in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 12:00 am on 7th November 2000.

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Photo of Edwin Poots Edwin Poots DUP 12:00 am, 7th November 2000

On a point of order, Mr Speaker. Yesterday’s statement by the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety was made in Irish and English. However, the accompanying documentation omitted a paragraph of the statement in English, and that paragraph was also omitted when the statement was read out to the House. Can you give a ruling on statements that are made in Irish and English, to ensure that the full text is delivered in a language that everybody in the House understands?

Photo of Lord John Alderdice Lord John Alderdice Speaker

I thank the Member for the question. Anything said in the House that is translated should be made available in full. I will look into the matter.