Standing Order 20(1): Suspension

Assembly Business – in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 1:30 pm on 14th June 2021.

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Photo of Joanne Bunting Joanne Bunting DUP 1:30 pm, 14th June 2021

I beg to move

That Standing Order 20(1) be suspended for 14 June 2021.

Photo of Alex Maskey Alex Maskey Sinn Féin

The Business Committee agreed this morning to add this item to the Order Paper when notification of the First Minister's resignation was received. As there will be no First Minister or deputy First Minister to answer Oral Questions at 2.00 pm, suspension of this Standing Order will allow plenary business to continue until the Minister of Health answers questions at 2.45 pm. This is a business motion and there will be no debate. It requires cross-community support.

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

That Standing Order 20(1) be suspended for 14 June 2021.

Photo of Alex Maskey Alex Maskey Sinn Féin

As there are ayes from all sides of the Chamber and no dissenting voices, I am satisfied that cross-community support has been demonstrated. The motion is agreed.

I ask Members to take their ease for a moment or two, please.

(Mr Principal Deputy Speaker [Mr Stalford] in the Chair)