Results 21–40 of 455 for speaker:Clare Bailey

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Abortion Services (Safe Access Zones) Bill: Further Consideration Stage (14 Mar 2022)

Clare Bailey: I thank the Member for that. I will say this to those parties, which, I have no doubt, have paid a great deal of attention to the issue: action is proportionate when it is appropriate and no more than is necessary to address the problem concerned. The provisions in the Bill are proportionate and no more than what is necessary to address the problem that we all acknowledge is happening to...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Abortion Services (Safe Access Zones) Bill: Further Consideration Stage (14 Mar 2022)

Clare Bailey: I thank Members for their contributions. There has been an interesting debate on clause 4. Despite that, I thank Members who have supported the Bill so far. In particular, I thank Ms McLaughlin, who, when she speaks, shows that she gets exactly what is happening. I also thank other Members, including those in Sinn Féin and Ms Bradshaw, for their continued work with women on this issue. The...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Abortion Services (Safe Access Zones) Bill: Further Consideration Stage (14 Mar 2022)

Clare Bailey: So there is no absolute right to force the beliefs that you hold on anyone. They have the right and the freedom to not have those beliefs forced upon them. I will give way.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Abortion Services (Safe Access Zones) Bill: Further Consideration Stage (14 Mar 2022)

Clare Bailey: I thank the Member for that intervention and for allowing me to reiterate this point: under the articles that have caveats, what would be a reasonable excuse? Under this legislation, it is explicit. The offences that are outlined in the Bill are narrow in scope, despite all the debate. I will go back over this. Pay close attention. The Bill does not ban protest. It does not ban silent prayer....

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Abortion Services (Safe Access Zones) Bill: Further Consideration Stage (14 Mar 2022)

Clare Bailey: I thank the Member for that. That is exactly the point.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Abortion Services (Safe Access Zones) Bill: Further Consideration Stage (14 Mar 2022)

Clare Bailey: I think that the intervention was for me, Mr Allister, but thanks for your answer. I will go back. I can accept it because I cannot envisage any situation where someone might have a reasonable excuse for engaging — this is explicitly set out in the Bill — with the behaviours: "with the intent of, or reckless as to whether" they are: "(a) influencing ... (b) preventing or impeding access...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Abortion Services (Safe Access Zones) Bill: Further Consideration Stage (14 Mar 2022)

Clare Bailey: I beg to move amendment No 1: In page 1, line 8, after second “premises” insert— “and that notice has not been withdrawn by the operator”. The following amendments stood on the Marshalled List: No 2: In clause 2, page 2, line 2, after second “premises” insert— “and that notice has not been withdrawn by the operator”. — [Ms Bailey.] No 3: In clause 4, page 2, line 27,...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Abortion Services (Safe Access Zones) Bill: Further Consideration Stage (14 Mar 2022)

Clare Bailey: I am very pleased that the Bill has reached this stage of its development. I express my gratitude, again, to the Committee for Health, the Office of the Legislative Counsel (OLC), the Department of Health and all the other stakeholders who have helped to get us this far. The amendments that we worked on and made at Consideration Stage went some way to getting the Bill to the point where, once...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Climate Change (No. 2) Bill: Final Stage (9 Mar 2022)

Clare Bailey: I thank the Minister for giving way. I also thank him for the talk on the future of farming. Obviously, that is an area in which he is very well versed, being a farmer himself. Minister, given that you are talking about emissions, can you indicate, for example, how many of our areas of special scientific interest or special areas of conservation are breaching the ammonia limits?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Climate Change (No. 2) Bill: Final Stage (9 Mar 2022)

Clare Bailey: Will the Minister give way on that point?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Climate Change (No. 2) Bill: Final Stage (9 Mar 2022)

Clare Bailey: I am pleased to have arrived at the Final Stage of the Climate Change (No. 2) Bill. It is one of the most significant pieces of legislation that the Assembly has considered, and it tackles the most important issue of our lifetime. The Bill has been a long time coming. After three missing years in the mandate, an Executive was reconvened after the New Decade, New Approach agreement was...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Challenges Experienced by Women in the Local Agriculture Sector (8 Mar 2022)

Clare Bailey: I am well aware that the timing for the debate is tight. We had been allocated 45 minutes rather than the usual one and a half hours, so thank you, Mr Deputy Speaker, for the extension. I will keep my contribution short. On International Women's Day, people around the world are challenged to imagine a gender-equal world. In 2022, we are still having to raise awareness of gender bias. That is...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Abortion Services (Safe Access Zones) Bill: Consideration Stage (2 Mar 2022)

Clare Bailey: I thank the Member for giving way. I have direct experience of what happens outside the doors of the centres. I talked about that when I addressed clause 6 and said that being too prescriptive does not allow what happens on the streets to be taken into account. During my time working with the Marie Stopes clinic, what happened at the doors was not protest, Mr Allister. It was a deliberate...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Abortion Services (Safe Access Zones) Bill: Consideration Stage (2 Mar 2022)

Clare Bailey: The Member is much better versed in the legal and courtroom procedures than I am. However, a reasonable defence can be employed by anybody in any context, for any charges, in any courtroom and at any time: is that right? It does not need to be stipulated in primary legislation that you can use reasonable defence as a defence.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Abortion Services (Safe Access Zones) Bill: Consideration Stage (2 Mar 2022)

Clare Bailey: I thank the Member for providing clarity on that. The DUP is opposing the Bill at Consideration Stage today, saying that it cannot understand the rationale behind some of the amendments. It is fair to say, however, that no amendments to the Bill would be acceptable to the DUP, because it does not want the Bill to pass, just like Mr Allister, who is upfront about that. Concerns have been...


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