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I thank the Minister for taking my intervention. In his wind-up, will he give us his estimation, following discussions today, of a date for the implementation of these negotiations or for their conclusion? They are absolutely vital because we do not want to see them impinge—although many believe that they will—on the election itself.
My Lords, it is a pleasure to follow the noble Lord, Lord Bew, and I am only sorry that when I took politics at Queen’s he was not a lecturer then; he came in several years later. His speech was very interesting and I think we are all much better informed because of it. It will be no surprise to Members of your Lordships’ House that I support the protocol. I say that rather advisedly...
My Lords, I support what the Minister said, particularly in relation to the commencement date being fixed in legislation. I also support my noble friend Lord Coaker in relation to the reports on the New Decade, New Approach implementation period. I am conscious of the devolution settlement, but I am also conscious of the fact that the Northern Ireland Executive had commitments to deliver with...
Non-affiliated Peer, Former Social Democratic and Labour Party MLA for South Down
Entered the House of Lords on 16 October 2019
Previously MP for South Down until 3 May 2017 — Dissolved for election
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Entered the Assembly on 26 November 2003 — General election
Left the Assembly on 31 March 2012 — Resigned
Party was Social Democratic and Labour Party until 3 May 2017
Also represented South Down
Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC
Last updated: 2 May 2017.