Fortieth Anniversary of Disbanding of B-Specials and Formation of UDR

Part of Private Members’ Business – in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 4:45 pm on 24th May 2010.

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Photo of William Hay William Hay Speaker 4:45 pm, 24th May 2010

The Business Committee has agreed to allow up to one hour and 30 minutes for the debate. The proposer of the motion will have 10 minutes in which to propose and 10 minutes in which to make a winding-up speech. All other Members who are called to speak will have five minutes.

I wish to inform Members that a valid petition of concern was presented today in relation to the motion. Under Standing Order 28, the vote cannot be taken until at least one day has passed. Therefore, the vote will be taken as the first item of business tomorrow morning, Tuesday 25 May. The motion can, however, be debated today. I remind Members that another effect of the petition is that the vote on the motion will be on a cross-community basis.