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– in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 1:45 pm on 4th October 2021.

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Photo of Christopher Stalford Christopher Stalford DUP 1:45 pm, 4th October 2021

I beg your pardon. Ms Armstrong, do you wish to raise a point of order?

Photo of Kellie Armstrong Kellie Armstrong Alliance

Thank you, Mr Principal Deputy Speaker. Earlier today, reference was made in the House to punishment beatings. I ask for a ruling from the Speaker's Office under Standing Order 65(1)(e) on unparliamentary language. The words may well have been used inadvertently, but such language is unhelpful, as it perpetrates the myth that victims are guilty of something and that such attacks are justified.

Photo of Christopher Stalford Christopher Stalford DUP

I was not present for that but will recommend to the Speaker's Office that Hansard be reviewed and your question answered in writing or via email or what have you.

Members may take their ease.

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