State Pension: Impact of Changes on Women

Part of Opposition Business – in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 5:45 pm on 26th September 2016.

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Photo of Naomi Long Naomi Long Alliance 5:45 pm, 26th September 2016

I welcome the opportunity to speak in favour of the motion.

I do confess, however, to being a bit surprised to find on this much vaunted Opposition day that we have a second motion over which the Executive have no control. I doubt that it will have the Executive quaking in their boots if we are holding to account the British Government in London and, indeed, commercial decisions by banks, neither of which are the responsibility of the Executive.

That said, I have supported similar motions —