Results 161–180 of 455 for speaker:Clare Bailey

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Climate Change (No. 2) Bill: Second Stage (27 Sep 2021)

Clare Bailey: I thank the Member for that. Mr Irwin, I have reams of stuff that I could come back to you with on that. I never said, by the way, that the CCC was politically point-scoring. It also states: "A net-zero GHG target is not credible unless policy is ramped up significantly." To say that a net zero target covering all GHGs cannot credibly be set for Northern Ireland would, therefore, appear to be...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Climate Change (No. 2) Bill: Second Stage (27 Sep 2021)

Clare Bailey: I thank the Minister for giving way. Is the Minister aware that the KPMG report says that: "Subsidies and grants were not included when calculating each farm’s income"? The sector gets up to 86% of its income from public subsidies. If I were to do an economic impact assessment of my household income, it would find that removing 86% of my income would have pretty damaging effects.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Abortion Services (Safe Access Zones) Bill: First Stage (13 Sep 2021)

Clare Bailey: I beg to introduce the Abortion Services (Safe Access Zones) Bill [NIA 35/17-2], which is a Bill to make provision in respect of safe access zones for premises providing abortion services. Bill passed First Stage and ordered to be printed.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Private Tenancies Bill: Second Stage (13 Sep 2021)

Clare Bailey: I am not on the Committee for Communities and will not, as others have, address the schedules and clauses in the Bill, but I will keep a close eye on the Bill's progress as someone who was a lone parent, was served a notice to quit, spent time with my young children in a homeless hostel and experienced the degrading treatment and lack of rights in the sector. We are in a housing crisis. That...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: British Government Proposal for Troubles Amnesty (20 Jul 2021)

Clare Bailey: I rise, of course, to support the motion. I also rise saddened that we are seeing more political machinations causing so much hurt and damage to victims and survivors. We are all aware that the move comes from a Tory manifesto commitment to protect armed forces personnel from litigation; it does not come from consultation or conversations with victims and survivors. Boris Johnson has told us...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Integrated Education Bill: Second Stage (6 Jul 2021)

Clare Bailey: I thank the Member for that. I welcome the fact that our society is becoming more diverse and that people are beginning to move freely and are able to live in areas. That is demographics. That is not a school going, "Ach, great. We'll take anybody from anywhere". That is not what is happening. I still go into schools and see the Stations of the Cross on walls. I still go into schools and see...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Integrated Education Bill: Second Stage (6 Jul 2021)

Clare Bailey: I thank the Member for his intervention. I hope that he does not think that I am being pious, but I will take that home with me; that is OK. I am not saying that integrated education is a panacea. I never have, and I never would. However, it goes much further in providing reconciliation than most other things that I have ever seen in Northern Ireland. Lagan College started as an...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Integrated Education Bill: Second Stage (6 Jul 2021)

Clare Bailey: I have listened intently to the contributions and found the debate absolutely fascinating. I welcome the Bill, and I have no doubt that, if it passes Second Stage today, the amendments tabled to it will be equally fascinating. I commend Kellie Armstrong for sticking with the Bill. I heard the questions that were raised about why she did not wait for the review, but, as far as I am aware, work...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Integrated Education Bill: Second Stage (6 Jul 2021)

Clare Bailey: There is a lot to say on that one, but thank you. I was talking about religious instruction, not religious education. Learning about the world in which you live and about the human population, its cultures, its traditions and its religions is absolutely precious and should be taught. That is a very different thing from religious instruction. The two should not be confused.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Integrated Education Bill: Second Stage (6 Jul 2021)

Clare Bailey: In one second. I will first address the other point that the Member raised about RE being a very popular subject choice. We are also told continually that it is mandatory, when it is not. Most pupils will be told that they have to sit the exam, but parents have to find out for themselves that their children can opt out. A lot of schools make it hard for them to opt out, and it is sold as an...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Integrated Education Bill: Second Stage (6 Jul 2021)

Clare Bailey: The curriculum and what is taught in sports, in history and in other subjects is very important as well. The teaching of culture is very important. That is absolutely right. I remember from my RE classes that we were also taught to celebrate the Jewish Passover, and, in my first year, I had to go back home and talk to my mum about getting a recipe for unleavened bread, because I had to bring...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Integrated Education Bill: Second Stage (6 Jul 2021)

Clare Bailey: I thank the Member for giving way. I go into schools, and I have worked in schools. There is no doubt that preference and importance are given to schools that are driven by a religious denomination. We talk about respect, diversity and equality for all cultures and beliefs, but the system that we have favours one over all others. For example, when I go into Catholic primary schools, they have...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Early Medical Abortion Services: Funding (5 Jul 2021)

Clare Bailey: 4. Ms Bailey asked the Minister of Health for an update on the funding request from Informing Choices NI to continue the central access point into early medical abortion services. (AQO 2339/17-22)

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Early Medical Abortion Services: Funding (5 Jul 2021)

Clare Bailey: I would like to declare an interest as a board member of Informing Choices NI. While the Minister may think that the funding it receives from his Department is substantial, I can assure him that it is not sufficient to cover the demand for the services that it offers. Minister, this was being discussed last week on BBC Radio 4's 'Woman's Hour'. At the end of the discussion, they read out a...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Soil Sampling (21 Jun 2021)

Clare Bailey: Back in 2016, the sustainable agricultural land management strategy report stated that 98% of Northern Ireland soils were inadequately analysed every year and that 82% of soils were below optimum fertility. Have those statistics improved?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Assembly Business: Appointment of the First Minister and deputy First Minister (17 Jun 2021)

Clare Bailey: The nomination of a First Minister and deputy First Minister is welcome, but we should not be here again. Continually taking people to the brink and back is ridiculous, manipulative and simply wrong. How many more five-party political agreements will be made, rolled back on, stalled, not followed through and then manufactured into a crisis before calling an election? It was 23 years ago that...


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