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Northern Ireland Assembly: Assembly Business: Election of Speaker and Deputy Speakers (7 Dec 2022)

Jim Allister: Further to that point of order, Mr Acting Speaker. Will the Acting Speaker address Mr Aiken's point? Do Standing Orders not now provide that an intervention can be in the language of choice of the intervener? It is not at the discretion of the Member speaking as to in which language they are addressed: it is at the discretion of the intervener. Is that not the reality? Why do we need to...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Assembly Business (3 Aug 2022)

Jim Allister: On a point of order, Mr Acting Speaker. Arising from your announcement of the resignation of Mr Roy Beggs — I salute his service to the House — has any other Member who was not returned as a Member of the House resigned from offices that they continued to hold, for example, on the Commission? If they continue to hold those offices, are they continuing to be paid?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: RHI Action Plan (22 Mar 2022)

Jim Allister: ...to jaw-dropping evidence in respect of this matter day after day after day, hearing such astounding admissions as a permanent secretary saying that he facilitated the non-taking of notes in order to spare major parties the blushes that might have resulted from potential FOI requests. As they listened to that evidence about repeat deficiencies that were evidenced in public administration, I...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Speaker's Business: End of Mandate (22 Mar 2022)

Jim Allister: ...that this system of government is unsustainable and unworkable and that mandatory coalition is a recipe for such failure because it is built on the sand of not having to be agreed about anything in order to be in government. Hence the manifestations throughout the mandate of deadlock, failure and squabble. It should be no surprise to anyone that we look back on another mandate of failure...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statements: P&O Ferries Update (21 Mar 2022)

Jim Allister: What is the Department able to do to bring pressure on other companies in order to alleviate the situation?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statements: Schools Estate: Major Capital Works Projects (21 Mar 2022)

Jim Allister: The statement refers to the fact that the applicant schools were ranked in merit order. Is that at all reflected in how we go forward or is there no prioritisation of projects? Will the Minister give me an update on where we are with Dunclug College and Cullybackey College? Which project was referred to in the statement as being suspended?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Standing Order 42(1) - Fair Employment (School Teachers) Bill: Suspension (15 Mar 2022)

Jim Allister: .... Last night, we had the same with another Bill. Today, it is this Bill. We have cut corners with all sorts of Bills. The House is doing itself no credit by playing fast and loose with its Standing Orders and processes. That is fundamentally wrong. I suspect that the Bill could have been introduced a long time ago. It is a necessary Bill. St Louis Grammar School in my constituency is...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Integrated Education Bill: Final Stage (9 Mar 2022)

Jim Allister: ...have been to await the outcome of the independent review. However, the sponsor and those who support her were prepared to gazump that review by rushing forward. Would that not have been the proper order in which to take these things?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Integrated Education Bill: Final Stage (9 Mar 2022)

Jim Allister: ...by clause 1(3), which says that subsections (1) and (2), which provide for her new definition of integrated education, "apply for the purposes of" the Education Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 1989. The very thing that she denied to the Member is there in black and white.

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

Jim Allister: On a point of order, Mr Deputy Speaker. I also shouted for the amendment.

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

Jim Allister: If people are shouting abuse, being violent and doing all the things that have been suggested, arrest them. Arrest them for disorderly behaviour. Arrest them under the Public Order Order. Arrest them for various offences that already exist, but do not paint as criminals everyone who, out of conscience, has a protest to make and does that legitimately and respectably. That is what the Bill...

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

Jim Allister: If the Member was spat on, that was an assault. If the Member was abused, that was a breach of article 9 of the Public Order Order. If she was threatened, likewise. If she was subjected to threatening, insulting and abusive behaviour, those are offences. The people who were doing that would also be guilty of the offence of disorderly behaviour. If it was a course of conduct, it would have...

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

Jim Allister: Harassment, of course, is only one issue. There is the Public Order (Northern Ireland) Order 1987, which makes it an offence to use: "written material which is threatening, abusive or insulting". Under the same Order, disorderly behaviour is a criminal offence, and there are other provisions regarding conditions on public gatherings. It is not just about harassment; there are multiple...

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

Jim Allister: ...honoured instead of being expunged and criminalised, as the Bill will do. We are heading down a road that is quite shocking. All of this has no regard to the existing law. Article 9 of the Public Order (Northern Ireland) Order 1987 makes it an offence to use: "written material which is threatening, abusive or insulting". What is wrong with that? Patently, it is not enough. Harassment is...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Defamation Bill: Consideration Stage (2 Mar 2022)

Jim Allister: On a point of order. Just before we vote, could you clarify a matter? Amendment No 15 anticipates clause 5 still being part of the Bill. Clause 5 was voted down, so in what shape is clause 18? Will it include a commencement for a clause that is not in the Bill?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Amend Standing Orders (1 Mar 2022)

Jim Allister: ...Government and vote a party out of government, then we are only tinkering around the edges. Even when it comes to tinkering around the edges, however, I note in the proposed amendment to Standing Order 45A that continuing holding back. In Standing Order 45A(5), we find that you are only allowed to be in opposition if you take that step within two years of the election. What are people...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Assembly Business (1 Mar 2022)

Jim Allister: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. Some time ago, you wrote to us all to advise that, due to the pressure of business in the House as we approach the end of the mandate, you were encouraging Ministers to make only oral statements that were necessary and to make further use of written ministerial statements. Yesterday, we had a frankly self-congratulatory statement about the high street scheme....

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Integrated Education Bill: Further Consideration Stage (24 Feb 2022)

Jim Allister: ..., but, because they do not have "integrated" above the door, they are looked down upon. That is what the Bill wants to do. It wants to say that, unless you have been admitted to that special elite order of integrated education, you are a lesser individual in your education sector. That really is what the Bill is doing. As for Mr Sheehan, perhaps if he had troubled himself to read as far as...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Integrated Education Bill: Further Consideration Stage (24 Feb 2022)

Jim Allister: Further to that point of order, Mr Deputy Speaker.


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