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Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Budget 2024-25 (28 May 2024)

Jim Allister: There is something of a rich irony and a poor delivery in respect of both this debate and the Budget document. The rich irony arises from the fact that we are debating a Sinn Féin austerity Budget. It is the party that could not wait to get back into government, with no regard to whether there was or was not enough money. Indeed, that was the position of most of the parties, and then, when...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — The Executive Office: COVID-19 Inquiry: Deleted WhatsApp Messages (28 May 2024)

Jim Allister: T2. Mr Allister asked the First Minister and deputy First Minister whether the First Minister can state why she wiped her COVID WhatsApp messages and what she was hiding, given that it is clear from the transcript taken from Baroness Foster’s phone that she wiped much more than administrative messages. (AQT 322/22-27)

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — The Executive Office: COVID-19 Inquiry: Deleted WhatsApp Messages (28 May 2024)

Jim Allister: In your witness statement to the tribunal, you said that you had wiped only administrative messages. Was that truthful? Is the situation —.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — The Executive Office: COVID-19 Inquiry: Deleted WhatsApp Messages (28 May 2024)

Jim Allister: Is it the case that you were really hiding your WhatsApp messages about the Storey funeral?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — The Executive Office: Legacy of the Past (28 May 2024)

Jim Allister: 3. Mr Allister asked the First Minister and deputy First Minister, in light of their statutory obligation to represent the interests of victims, whether they intend to take action to address the legacy of the past, including condemning murders carried out by the Provisional IRA and other terrorist organisations. (AQO 483/22-27)

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — The Executive Office: Legacy of the Past (28 May 2024)

Jim Allister: Now, First Minister, try my question, which you avoided. You oversee victims policy, but you still side with the victim-makers by refusing to condemn their murders and their other actions. How can you do that and expect to have any respect from those who were made victims? Is that situation not an offensive illustration —

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — The Executive Office: Legacy of the Past (28 May 2024)

Jim Allister: — of the obscenity of the position that you hold?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Members' Statements: General Election 2024 (28 May 2024)

Jim Allister: I join others in welcoming you back, Mr Speaker. The calling of the general election puts a fresh focus on the degree to which the people of Northern Ireland have been disenfranchised by the protocol. As MLAs, we already know, although some do not care, about the fact that 300 areas of law that should be disposed of mostly in this House are, instead, in the hands of a foreign Parliament,...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Veterinary Medicines (21 May 2024)

Jim Allister: Given the undeniable seriousness of the issue and the potentially devastating consequences for our entire agri-food industry and more, it is a huge disappointment to me that, when the DUP had the leverage, it squandered it and instead returned to the House without the issue having been resolved. Mr Buckley referred to it as a "time bomb". The opportunity to insist on the defusing of that time...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Health: GPs: Financial Support (21 May 2024)

Jim Allister: The Northern Ireland Audit Office report, 'Access to General Practice', stated that, in 2022-23, 5·4% of health and social care spend went on primary GP care. How does that percentage compare with the percentage of the work done across the health service?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Veterinary Medicines (21 May 2024)

Jim Allister: Will the Member give way?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Veterinary Medicines (21 May 2024)

Jim Allister: Can the Member shed any light on the oft-repeated promise of the Government to bring in legislation on issues such as this? When is that going to happen? If the DUP did that deal with the Government, surely it knows when. What assurance is there that any such legislation will not fall foul in the way that other legislation has of the supremacy of EU law?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Tobacco and Vapes Bill: Legislative Consent Motion (21 May 2024)

Jim Allister: The Windsor framework impediment is the unaltered protocol of 5(4) and the application of the tobacco products directive, which applies to the sale of tobacco. Is the Minister not concerned about the examples of the Danish Government and the Irish Government? From what I read in the Irish press, the Irish Government say that their preliminary legal advice suggests that Ireland cannot pursue a...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Tobacco and Vapes Bill: Legislative Consent Motion (21 May 2024)

Jim Allister: That is absolutely wrong. If we had got Brexit, we would not have this problem. We got the protocol instead, which keeps us subjugated to the EU and under its laws. The Member has not been listening, or, if he has been listening, he has not understood. Article 5(4) of his beloved protocol subjects Northern Ireland to this foreign law that we cannot change. That foreign law says that you...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Tobacco and Vapes Bill: Legislative Consent Motion (21 May 2024)

Jim Allister: The Member may be uncomfortable to hear what the legal outcome of his embracing and advocacy of a protocol actually is. If it turns out — I trust that it will not — that EU law trumps this Bill, and if it turns out that the lives that could be saved cannot be saved because of EU law, I trust that the Member will come to the House and acknowledge how wrong he was, both in supporting the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Tobacco and Vapes Bill: Legislative Consent Motion (21 May 2024)

Jim Allister: I certainly agree that proceeding with the legislative consent motion is the most expedient way to address the issue. I also share in the consensus that the essence of the Bill is desirable. Smoking is an indisputable killer in our society, and, therefore, that which we can do to diminish the death toll from smoking we should do. That is my starting point in all this. Vaping is a largely...


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