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North-west Region

Private Members’ Business – in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 3:15 pm on 3rd November 2009.

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(Mr Deputy Speaker [Mr Molloy] in the Chair)

Debate resumed on motion:

That this Assembly recognises the impact which the economic recession has had on the north-west region; and calls on the Minister of Enterprise Trade and Investment and the Minister for Employment and Learning to declare the north-west an area of special economic need; and to take new and innovative measures to mitigate the economic crisis in the region. — [ Ms Anderson.]

Main Question put.

The Assembly divided: Ayes 42; Noes 47.


Ms Anderson, Mr Attwood, Mr Boylan, Mr D Bradley, Mrs M Bradley, Mr P J Bradley, Mr Brady, Mr Brolly, Mr Burns, Mr Butler, Mr W Clarke, Mr Dallat, Mr Doherty, Mr Durkan, Mr Gallagher, Ms Gildernew, Mrs Hanna, Mrs D Kelly, Mr G Kelly, Mr A Maginness, Mr A Maskey, Mr P Maskey, Mr F McCann,  Ms J McCann, Mr McCartney, Dr McDonnell, Mr McElduff, Mrs McGill, Mr McGlone,  Mr M McGuinness, Mr McHugh, Mr McKay, Mr McLaughlin, Mr Murphy, Ms Ní Chuilín, Mr O’Dowd, Mr O’Loan, Mrs O’Neill, Mr P Ramsey, Ms S Ramsey, Ms Ritchie, Ms Ruane.

Tellers for the Ayes: Mr W Clarke and Mr McKay.


Mr Armstrong, Mr Beggs, Mr Bresland, Lord Browne, Mr Buchanan, Mr T Clarke, Mr Cobain,  Rev Dr Robert Coulter, Mr Craig, Mr Cree, Mr Donaldson, Mr Easton, Mr Elliott, Sir Reg Empey, Dr Farry, Mr Ford, Mrs Foster, Mr Gardiner, Mr Hamilton, Mr Hilditch, Mr Irwin, Mr Kennedy, Ms Lo, Mrs Long, Mr McCallister, Mr McCarthy, Mr McCausland, Mr McClarty, Mr B McCrea,  Mr I McCrea, Mr McFarland, Miss McIlveen, Mr McNarry, Mr Moutray, Mr Neeson, Mr Newton, Mr Paisley Jnr, Mr Poots, Mr G Robinson,  Mr K Robinson, Mr Ross, Mr Shannon, Mr Spratt, Mr Storey, Mr Weir, Mr Wells, Mr B Wilson.

Tellers for the Noes: Mr Bresland and Mr T Clarke.

Main Question accordingly negatived.