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Results 41–60 of 800 for speaker:Naomi Long in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates'

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Further Consideration Stage (26 Jan 2009)

Naomi Long: The difficulty with the Member’s proposition is his statement of where these things ought to be rightly dealt with. Social exclusion, deprivation, poverty, and so on ought to be rightly dealt with by OFMDFM; that is the current situation. The issue with the Programme for Government is that, when Ministers sign off on the Budget and the Programme for Government and are not supported by their...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Further Consideration Stage (26 Jan 2009)

Naomi Long: Yes. However, that does not affect my argument. If six months are available in which to address the issue, regulations will, potentially, be more robust and considered than those that have been established within three months, as would be the case in an emergency. However, no one wants to treat every incident as an emergency, because that would lead to poorly considered action.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Further Consideration Stage (26 Jan 2009)

Naomi Long: To some degree, the Member is reading my mind, because during last week’s debate, I made a point about clause 2 being omitted, but the time for that argument has passed. I stated then that it would be appropriate for fuller consideration to be given to the issue. Clause 2 is more substantive and complex than clause 1, and accelerated passage is an action taken in haste that will be repented...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Environment: Planning Policy Statement 15 (26 Jan 2009)

Naomi Long: 6. asked the Minister of the Environment for an update on Planning Policy Statement 15.        (AQO 1885/09)

Northern Ireland Assembly: Environment: Planning Policy Statement 15 (26 Jan 2009)

Naomi Long: I thank the Minister for his brief answer; however, I am sure that he would argue that it contained all of the detail. Members of the Planning Service who look at individual applications have raised a point with me on a number of occasions about the level at which they get useful information from Water Service, the Rivers Agency and others, that would help them make determinations about...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Further Consideration Stage (26 Jan 2009)

Naomi Long: I thank the Minister for giving way. He said that he did not foresee a situation in which a Department would not wish to report to its Committee. Why, in that case, is there a resistance to including that requirement in the Bill as a statutory duty, if, in all foreseeable circumstances, Departments will be content to report to their Committees?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Further Consideration Stage (26 Jan 2009)

Naomi Long: Does the Member agree that almost all Members who have spoken have said that there is a need to get cross-cutting measures in place so that they function well? Had the Bill been brought through a proper Committee Stage, with open and frank discussion and debate, we would not be having the continuing reservations and concerns that people are expressing, and the distrust that people are...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Further Consideration Stage (26 Jan 2009)

Naomi Long: I thank the Member for giving way. That is not an accurate reflection of what happened, because in addition to the members who voted in favour of accelerated passage, a number expressed reservations about clause 2 forming part of the Bill and made note that, if possible, they would exclude clause 2 at Consideration Stage. Furthermore, I abstained from voting on the proposal to support the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Further Consideration Stage (26 Jan 2009)

Naomi Long: Does the Member accept that although we cannot affect reserved matters, we still have to abide by decisions made in the context of those matters? If, for example, data protection law applies to the UK and is a reserved matter, it still applies to us in the work that we do. We cannot change it; however, it still applies.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Further Consideration Stage (26 Jan 2009)

Naomi Long: Certain Members persist in peddling the lie that the Alliance Party wishes to frustrate or delay: that is simply not the case. My party wants to make the Bill as robust as possible and to enshrine in it, with amendment No 13, a proper mechanism for reporting and engaging with the Assembly — the need for which has been expressed by Members from all parties. My party is minded to support both...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Social Development: Housing Executive Budget: Shortfall (2 Feb 2009)

Naomi Long: 9. asked the Minister for Social Development what discussions she has had with Executive colleagues to fill shortfalls in her housing budget.     (AQO 1974/09)

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members’ Business: Voting Registration Process (23 Mar 2009)

Naomi Long: The Member mentioned the issue of individual registration rather than family registration. However, there is a specific issue with regard to larger, blended families where there are adults sharing a household, and who are a family, but who perhaps have different surnames. Those adult children may not have any utilities registered in their name. Proving that they live at that address can be...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Office Of The First Minister And Deputy First Minister: Victims’ Commissioners: Work Plan (23 Mar 2009)

Naomi Long: Mr Speaker, I request some latitude before I ask my question. I thank you, other Members and the secretariat for the many kind words spoken and the deeds done during our recent bereavement. My family and I appreciated the support of those who sympathised with us at that time. We now have a victims’ service, a victims unit and a Victims’ Commission. In the deputy First Minister’s...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members’ Business: Voting Registration Process (23 Mar 2009)

Naomi Long: Does the Member agree that although most of those who have spoken in the debate agree that there are issues around the electoral registration process, it was really quite scurrilous of some Members to insinuate that there was a deliberate attempt by the Electoral Office to try to disenfranchise particular political groups from being able to exercise their vote? That was a reckless comment to...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members’ Business: Post-Primary Transfer (24 Mar 2009)

Naomi Long: Will the Member give way?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members’ Business: Post-Primary Transfer (24 Mar 2009)

Naomi Long: Will the Member give way?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members’ Business: Post-Primary Transfer (24 Mar 2009)

Naomi Long: Will the Member give way?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members’ Business: Post-Primary Transfer (24 Mar 2009)

Naomi Long: Will the Minister give way?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members’ Business: Post-Primary Transfer (24 Mar 2009)

Naomi Long: With regard to the specific point that was made about social inequality — and I agree with the Minister that there are issues concerning selection and social equality — does the Member agree that it will be more socially divisive to have an unregulated system in which people who are already most advantaged will be best able to negotiate their way through that system?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members’ Business: Post-Primary Transfer (24 Mar 2009)

Naomi Long: Neither can the Minister.


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