Results 1–20 of 502 for speaker:Rachel Woods

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Domestic Abuse (Safe Leave) Bill: Final Stage (24 Mar 2022)

Rachel Woods: I thank every Member who spoke during the debate for their comments and support for the Bill. I will address the Minister's comments first. I thank him for being here, and I am glad that he is feeling better. The Assembly cares, and we need to work constructively together to help. Domestic abuse is utterly abhorrent, and I welcome the Minister's firm support for the Bill. I thank the Minister...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Standing Order 42(1) - Domestic Abuse (Safe Leave) Bill: Suspension (24 Mar 2022)

Rachel Woods: I beg to move That Standing Order 42(1) be suspended in respect of the Final Stage of the Domestic Abuse (Safe Leave) Bill [NIA 41/17-22].

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Standing Order 42(1) - Domestic Abuse (Safe Leave) Bill: Suspension (24 Mar 2022)

Rachel Woods: Standing Order 42(1) requires that there should be a minimum interval of five working days between each stage of a Bill, apart from where it is subject to accelerated passage or between Second Stage and Committee Stage. As the Bill completed its Further Consideration Stage on Monday 21 March, I am asking the Assembly to approve the suspension of Standing Order 42(1) in respect of the Bill to...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Domestic Abuse (Safe Leave) Bill: Final Stage (24 Mar 2022)

Rachel Woods: I beg to move That the Domestic Abuse (Safe Leave) Bill [NIA 41/17-22] do now pass.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Domestic Abuse (Safe Leave) Bill: Final Stage (24 Mar 2022)

Rachel Woods: Today is a hugely significant day for victims and survivors of domestic abuse and for workers' rights in Northern Ireland. Today marks a step change in how we, as a society, respond to domestic abuse. From 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2021, the PSNI responded to 32,219 incidents of domestic abuse. That is a response roughly every 16 minutes, and that is only for the incidents that we know...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Period Products (Free Provision) Bill: Final Stage (24 Mar 2022)

Rachel Woods: On behalf of the Green Party, I support Mr Catney's Bill at its Final Stage. I have supported it from day one. We have had many conversations about the Bill, and he knows that he had our support from its inception. We know that steps have already been taken in Northern Ireland to pilot the provision of period products for those who need them. As we know, however, that is not universal. This...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statements: Bovine Tuberculosis in Northern Ireland (24 Mar 2022)

Rachel Woods: Although we have had two statements from the Minister this morning, there has been nothing about the significant damage to wildlife and the environment caused by the fires burning on our hills and mountains, which is very disappointing. The Minister's statement talks about caring "deeply" about wildlife, yet he is happy to sign off on the shooting of protected animals. He talks about...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Finance: Justice Budget: Net Decrease (21 Mar 2022)

Rachel Woods: T7. Miss Woods asked the Minister of Finance to detail which Departments, apart from Justice, will see a net budget decrease under the draft Budget, given that he will be aware that the Department of Justice is the only Department for which general allocations are insufficient to cover the baseline cut, despite the fact that, like Health, which is the main beneficiary, the Justice budget...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Finance: Justice Budget: Net Decrease (21 Mar 2022)

Rachel Woods: I thank the Minister for his answer. Legal professionals have warned that the Justice budget net decrease would cause: "generational harm to the Justice System". Will the Minister offer an assessment of how the draft Budget may impact on the provision of legal aid as a public service?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Finance: Budget 2022-23 (21 Mar 2022)

Rachel Woods: 10. Miss Woods asked the Minister of Finance to outline the budgetary process for 2022-23 in the absence of an Executive. (AQO 3268/17-22)

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland Assembly Commission: MLA Pension Scheme: Fossil Fuel Companies (15 Mar 2022)

Rachel Woods: 11. Miss Woods asked the Assembly Commission for an update on work to divest the Northern Ireland Assembly Members' pension scheme from fossil fuel companies. (AQO 3299/17-22)

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland Assembly Commission: MLA Pension Scheme: Fossil Fuel Companies (15 Mar 2022)

Rachel Woods: I thank the Member for his answer. I have been continually contacting the trustees in the last two years and have yet to receive a firm date for when I can meet them. The war in Ukraine has brought a sharp focus on the reliance on Russian fossil fuels and companies. Will the Member assure the House that the Commission will recommend a full review of the amount that is invested in the Northern...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Justice (Sexual Offences and Trafficking Victims) Bill: Final Stage (15 Mar 2022)

Rachel Woods: I, too, wish the Minister well. I hope that she makes a quick recovery. As others have said, I am glad that we are here to pass the Justice (Sexual Offences and Trafficking Victims) Bill. It has been a long time coming. Now that amendments have been made to the Bill, it will help protect people in Northern Ireland. I will not speak for long. Much of what needs to be said has already been said...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy: Consultation (14 Mar 2022)

Rachel Woods: T5. Miss Woods asked the Minister of Education, who will be aware that the Executive Office is consulting on a violence against women and girls strategy, to state the involvement that the Department of Education has in that process. (AQT 2145/17-22)

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy: Consultation (14 Mar 2022)

Rachel Woods: To go back to the Executive Office's violence against women and girls strategy, does the Minister agree that tackling many of the issues that we as a society face with violence, abuse and other treatment of women and girls will necessitate an absolute overhaul of the way in which relationships and sexuality education (RSE) is taught in our schools and a shift in focus towards consent?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Priory Integrated College: New Build (14 Mar 2022)

Rachel Woods: I apologise because I think the Minister covered this in his original answer, but I could not hear. Will he confirm when a planning application is due to be submitted? Do any time pressures exist by which Fresh Start funding must be spent?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Matter of the Day: Cost-of-living Crisis (14 Mar 2022)

Rachel Woods: I am grateful that the Matter of the Day has been allowed to be debated. Today, we are being warned that the cost of living could rise by as much as 10% by the autumn for some of the poorest households in the UK. We have all seen the soaring costs of fuel in our homes and at the pumps, but, as others have said, that does not affect the likes of us who sit here. We have seen the increased...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Domestic Abuse (Safe Leave) Bill: Consideration Stage (9 Mar 2022)

Rachel Woods: At the outset, I thank the Minister and all the Members who spoke to the amendments before the House and made suggestions. I am happy to discuss those suggestions and take them on board between this stage and Further Consideration Stage. I wish the Minister all the best in his recovery. I am sorry that he is not in the Chamber today. I thank the private Members' Bills team and Clerks in the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Justice (Sexual Offences and Trafficking Victims) Bill: Further Consideration Stage (7 Mar 2022)

Rachel Woods: I thank the Minister for giving way. Will the Minister outline how her Department is assessing risk in those situations?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Justice (Sexual Offences and Trafficking Victims) Bill: Further Consideration Stage (7 Mar 2022)

Rachel Woods: I thank the Minister for giving way. I raised this point earlier at Committee. The advice that we were given today by the Attorney General was based on the drafting of the amendments, not the actual contents.


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 > >>

Create an alert

Advanced search

Find this exact word or phrase

You can also do this from the main search box by putting exact words in quotes: like "cycling" or "hutton report"

By default, we show words related to your search term, like “cycle” and “cycles” in a search for cycling. Putting the word in quotes, like "cycling", will stop this.

Excluding these words

You can also do this from the main search box by putting a minus sign before words you don’t want: like hunting -fox

We also support a bunch of boolean search modifiers, like AND and NEAR, for precise searching.

Date range

to

You can give a start date, an end date, or both to restrict results to a particular date range. A missing end date implies the current date, and a missing start date implies the oldest date we have in the system. Dates can be entered in any format you wish, e.g. 3rd March 2007 or 17/10/1989

Person

Enter a name here to restrict results to contributions only by that person.

Section

Restrict results to a particular parliament or assembly that we cover (e.g. the Scottish Parliament), or a particular type of data within an institution, such as Commons Written Answers.

Column

If you know the actual Hansard column number of the information you are interested in (perhaps you’re looking up a paper reference), you can restrict results to that; you can also use column:123 in the main search box.