Re-designation Letters

Part of the debate – in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 12:00 pm on 12th November 2001.

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Photo of Lord John Alderdice Lord John Alderdice Speaker 12:00 pm, 12th November 2001

I wish to advise Members that I received three letters dated 6 November from Members last Tuesday, each of which states:

"In accordance with Standing Order 3(8) as amended today, I give notice that I am changing my designation from ‘Unionist’ back to ‘Centre’ to take effect seven days from today."

The letters were signed by Mr David Ford, Mr Sean Neeson and Mrs Eileen Bell. In accordance with the revised Standing Orders, therefore, these Members will be re-designated as "Other", to take effect from Wednesday of this week.