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My Lords, first, I take this opportunity to welcome the Minister to his position. Having served for more than 30 years in the Northern Ireland Office, he is eminently qualified on these matters and has considerable understanding of the issues that the people of Northern Ireland face. The Bill, though far from perfect, has my party’s support, as it goes some way towards delivering on items...
To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Northern Ireland Executive about the Armed Forces Bill.
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the roll-out of Armed Forces Covenant's mental health provision service across the UK; and what plans they have, if any, to make changes to that provision.
DUP Peer, Former DUP MLA for Belfast East
Entered the House of Lords on 24 July 2006
Positions held at time of appointment: Lord Mayor of Belfast. (from Number 10 press release)
Entered the Assembly on 9 March 2007 — election
Left the Assembly on 24 March 2011 — Dissolved for election
Also represented Belfast East