Alex Maskey: The Minister has a minute left.
Alex Maskey: The Minister's time is up.
Alex Maskey: You are free to continue your conversation elsewhere for the rest of the evening if you wish. [Laughter.] Adjourned at 6.33 pm.
Alex Maskey: I thank all Members for their contributions. I call the Minister for Communities, Deirdre Hargey, to respond to the debate. The Minister has up to 17 minutes to do so, if she so chooses.
Alex Maskey: The Member has 15 seconds.
Alex Maskey: The Member has an extra minute.
Alex Maskey: I advise Members that they have up to eight minutes.
Alex Maskey: Could the Member move closer to the microphone, please? It is hard to pick up your voice for Hansard.
Alex Maskey: In conjunction with the Business Committee, I have given leave to Joanne Bunting to raise social housing need in East Belfast. The proposer of the topic for the Adjournment debate will have 15 minutes.
Alex Maskey: The Member's time is almost up.
Alex Maskey: Before I put the Question on amendment No 1, I remind Members that, if it is made, I will not put the Question on amendment No 2. Question, That amendment No 1 be made, put and agreed to. Main Question, as amended, put and agreed to. Resolved: That this Assembly affirms the importance of the stability of these institutions in order to deliver for the people of Northern Ireland; recognises...
Alex Maskey: Will Members take their ease for a moment, please?
Alex Maskey: The Business Committee has agreed to allow up to one and a half hours for the debate. The proposer of the motion will have 10 minutes to propose and 10 minutes to make a winding-up speech. All other Members who are called to speak will have five minutes.
Alex Maskey: Will the Member bring his intervention to a close? [Laughter.]
Alex Maskey: With respect, it is not a point of order. Arguably it is a point of debate, but it is not a point of order.
Alex Maskey: Proceed, Mr Muir.
Alex Maskey: That ends the period for listed questions.
Alex Maskey: Time is up. I ask Members to take their ease for a moment or two. (Mr Deputy Speaker [Mr Beggs] in the Chair)
Alex Maskey: I call Matthew O'Toole. The Member may not get a supplementary.
Alex Maskey: Can we have a very brief supplementary question, please?