Standing Order 20(1): Suspension

Assembly Business – in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 12:00 pm on 16th January 2017.

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Photo of Steven Agnew Steven Agnew Green 12:00 pm, 16th January 2017

I beg to move

That Standing Order 20(1) be suspended for 16 January 2017.

Photo of Robin Newton Robin Newton Speaker

Before we proceed to the Question, I must remind Members that the motion requires cross-community support.

Question put and agreed to. Resolved (with cross-community support):

That Standing Order 20(1) be suspended for 16 January 2017.

Photo of Robin Newton Robin Newton Speaker

As there are Ayes from all sides of the House and no dissenting voices, I am satisfied that cross-community support has been demonstrated.

Photo of Paula Bradshaw Paula Bradshaw Alliance

On a point of order, Mr Speaker. Given the suspension of Standing Order 20(1), can you confirm whether the Finance and Health Ministers will attend Question Time today?

Photo of Robin Newton Robin Newton Speaker

I have received no correspondence and therefore have no role in that matter.