Point of Order: Business Committee

– in the Northern Ireland Assembly at on 30 September 2002.

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Photo of Sammy Wilson Sammy Wilson DUP

On a point of order, Mr Deputy Speaker. A motion, tabled by the DUP, calling for the dissolution of the Assembly and early elections has not been put on the Order Paper. It appears that due to political bias and fear, this motion has been blocked by the Business Committee. Is it in order for those parties that wish to save themselves from an early political skinning to be allowed to abuse the Business Committee in this way?

Photo of Mr Donovan McClelland Mr Donovan McClelland Social Democratic and Labour Party

Mr Wilson, you know that any decision on what is on the Order Paper is made by the Business Committee, and it is for your party’s representative on that Committee to put his or her case.