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Results 101–120 of 1100 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: Private Members' Business: Housing Associations: Reclassification (10 Oct 2016)

Naomi Long: I thank the Member for giving way. To be clear, it is not that I should personally be told. That is largely irrelevant. It is that the House should be told, as statements were made in the Chamber in Scotland, Wales and England when similar measures were taken.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Housing Associations: Reclassification (10 Oct 2016)

Naomi Long: I thank the Member for giving way. He, of course, makes a valid point. Government ought to be ahead of the curve on the issue because it was predictable. Do you not agree that it might have been an opportunity for the Minister to make a statement to the House and clarify what exactly he was doing in the last 11 days so that Members could be fully informed?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Housing Associations: Reclassification (10 Oct 2016)

Naomi Long: I welcome the opportunity to speak on the motion and the amendment. Obviously, as others have said, the context has now moved on because the expected decision by the Office for National Statistics to reclassify the housing associations as public bodies has now been announced. Mr Speaker, you know that, last week, I raised this matter as a point of order because I am of the belief that the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Cultural Property (Armed Conflicts) Bill: Legislative Consent Motion (10 Oct 2016)

Naomi Long: On behalf of the Alliance Party, I welcome the opportunity to speak about the legislative consent motion. As the Chair set out, the Committee welcomes the British Government's ratification of the 1954 Hague convention earlier this year and supports a legislative consent motion as being the most sensible way for us in Northern Ireland to deal with the matter and to allow some of those powers...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Executive Openness and Transparency (4 Oct 2016)

Naomi Long: I thank the Member for giving way. Mrs Little Pengelly made the point about people being respectful: does the Member agree that it shows complete disrespect to the Chamber when Ministers make their announcements via press release, rather than bringing a statement to the House? That would not be tolerated in places like Westminster, to which the DUP looks for guidance.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Question for Urgent Oral Answer: Breast Cancer: Urgent Referral Waiting Times (4 Oct 2016)

Naomi Long: I thank the Minister for her answer. This is not the only area where I have been advised there are issues with red flag referrals. For example, I have recently been advised that red flag referrals for ovarian cancer are also taking longer than the two weeks, often taking up to three or four weeks. What can the Minister do to reassure people that they will be seen within the two-week...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — The Executive Office: Brexit: UK Government Engagement (3 Oct 2016)

Naomi Long: The Prime Minister's announcement at the weekend not only accelerated the Brexit process but made it clear that access to the single market and its retention would not be a priority. How does the First Minister feel that that will impact on business in Northern Ireland, given the degree to which we trade with the Republic of Ireland?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Assembly Business (3 Oct 2016)

Naomi Long: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. Third time lucky. As you will be aware, at the end of last week the reclassification of housing associations was announced by the Office for National Statistics and a short press release was issued by the Department of Finance and the Department for Communities. I am raising this with you because the use of a press statement as opposed to making a statement...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Assembly Business (3 Oct 2016)

Naomi Long: On a point of order, Mr Speaker.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Assembly Business (3 Oct 2016)

Naomi Long: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. Thank you —

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: BBC Royal Charter and Framework Agreement (27 Sep 2016)

Naomi Long: I welcome the opportunity to speak on behalf of Alliance about the BBC Royal Charter and Framework Agreement announced in Parliament on 16 September. The charter is an essential instrument for an organisation that has become a cornerstone of broadcasting in the UK and throughout the world. It is uniquely well respected as an institution, and, whilst it is not without flaws, it has an...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Licensing and Registration of Clubs (Amendment) Bill: Second Stage (27 Sep 2016)

Naomi Long: I thank the Minister for giving way. I do not think that anyone was suggesting that more people would come to Northern Ireland simply because they would be able to drink more. The issue is that about 35% of what people spend when they are here is spent on food and drink in the hospitality sector. It could certainly enhance their spend while they are here.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Finance: NAMA: Project Eagle (27 Sep 2016)

Naomi Long: The Minister said that it is a test that this is properly investigated, not just for the Department of Finance and the Executive but for Members of the Assembly. Does he agree with my party leader, David Ford, who suggested that party leaders in the Assembly should come together and agree a means by which these matters can be investigated where there is common agreement around how this is...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Finance: NAMA: Project Eagle (27 Sep 2016)

Naomi Long: Everything comes from David down.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Licensing and Registration of Clubs (Amendment) Bill: Second Stage (27 Sep 2016)

Naomi Long: I thank the Member for giving way. I just felt that I had to mention Yardsman, because I went blank at the time and I do not want anybody in the constituency to think that I favour one brewery over another. I am sure that they would welcome you to come and visit as well.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Licensing and Registration of Clubs (Amendment) Bill: Second Stage (27 Sep 2016)

Naomi Long: I welcome the opportunity to speak on the Licensing and Registration of Clubs (Amendment) Bill. The Bill is a long overdue step in trying to benefit our tourism and hospitality industry in Northern Ireland, so I welcome the fact that the Minister has brought it before the Chamber. We recognise that alcohol is a controlled substance with the potential, when it is abused, to cause significant...


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