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Results 121–140 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: Executive Committee Business: Licensing and Registration of Clubs (Amendment) Bill: Second Stage (27 Sep 2016)

Naomi Long: I thank the Member for giving way on that point. I agree that it is important that we consider how children and young people are introduced to alcohol. Does he agree, though, that many other countries where alcohol is more available to young people under the supervision of their parents have less of an alcohol problem than here, where it is absolutely prohibited for them to be in a place...

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 being so gracious as to give way a second time. To be clear, the point I was making was not that I want children to be able to drink. That is not my point. My point is that children in such places can have a moderating influence on adults' behaviour. For example, you will very rarely see the kind of behaviour that you often see outside a pub happening at a family...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Opposition Business: State Pension: Impact of Changes on Women (26 Sep 2016)

Naomi Long: I welcome the opportunity to speak in favour of the motion. I do confess, however, to being a bit surprised to find on this much vaunted Opposition day that we have a second motion over which the Executive have no control. I doubt that it will have the Executive quaking in their boots if we are holding to account the British Government in London and, indeed, commercial decisions by banks,...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Opposition Business: State Pension: Impact of Changes on Women (26 Sep 2016)

Naomi Long: No, I will continue, if that is OK. I have supported similar motions in Westminster concerning the pension injustice facing women, and I am wholly supportive of the campaign being run by Women Against State Pension Inequality. They deserve praise for how they have run their campaign since early last year, most notably for having engaged directly with the decision makers by submitting...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Opposition Business: State Pension: Impact of Changes on Women (26 Sep 2016)

Naomi Long: I thank the Member for giving way. He is correct that parity was the deciding factor. Will he tell us how much it would have cost Northern Ireland if we had broken with parity and gone for a completely different set of pension arrangements?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — The Executive Office: Programme for Government: Update (19 Sep 2016)

Naomi Long: I note that the deputy First Minister — perhaps this week we should refer to him as "Your Highness" — has said it is important that we have outcomes-based measures. We agree with that as a party and believe it is the right approach. One way of ensuring that outcomes are met by Departments is to make sure that the quarterly monitoring rounds are used effectively by Committees to measure...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: 'A Vision for Northern Ireland outside the EU' (19 Sep 2016)

Naomi Long: I thank the Member for giving way. Will he concede that we have not actually left the European Union yet? People seem to have missed that in this debate.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Assembly Business (19 Sep 2016)

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

Northern Ireland Assembly: Assembly Business (19 Sep 2016)

Naomi Long: Yes, Mr Speaker.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Finance: Budget Proposals (13 Sep 2016)

Naomi Long: 3. Mrs Long asked the Minister of Finance what are the implications of proposals to set a one-year rather than a three-year Budget. (AQO 208/16-21)

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Finance: Budget Proposals (13 Sep 2016)

Naomi Long: I thank the Minister for his answer. Obviously I recognise that there is uncertainty. How does the Minister intend to ensure that the Budget process at this point in the Assembly runs smoothly? It has often been beset by delay, and under a one-year Budget that could have significant implications for service providers. What discussions has the Minister had with Executive colleagues to...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: United Kingdom Withdrawal from the European Union (27 Jun 2016)

Naomi Long: I thank the Member for giving way. He said that he can articulate a position that is different to Boris Johnson's. Can he deliver it?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: United Kingdom Withdrawal from the European Union (27 Jun 2016)

Naomi Long: I thank the Member for giving way. On his point about the choice of words in particular, does he agree that it went beyond a careful choice of words when it said on the poster, "Let's" spend it on the NHS, not, "We might" or, "We could"? It is quite a serious thing in an election or referendum campaign to blatantly lie about how money will be spent.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: United Kingdom Withdrawal from the European Union (27 Jun 2016)

Naomi Long: I thank the Member for giving way. Will he agree with me that it was never the case that "Remain" argued that an exit from the EU would lead to world war III? It was simply that we stated — quite correctly, as the Member said — that it had made a tangible contribution to stability and peace in Europe over the past number of years.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: United Kingdom Withdrawal from the European Union (27 Jun 2016)

Naomi Long: I thank the Member for giving way. Does he dismiss as "prophets of doom" those businesses that are trading with the US and that have found that their costs have risen by 10% over the weekend?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: United Kingdom Withdrawal from the European Union (27 Jun 2016)

Naomi Long: We need to acknowledge that the vote across the UK was to leave the European Union. For me, that is a regrettable decision, but I acknowledge and accept it. It means that the UK will now begin a process of negotiation that will fundamentally change not just our relationship with the EU but the EU itself and, potentially, our relationships in the United Kingdom. To do otherwise would leave...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: United Kingdom Withdrawal from the European Union (27 Jun 2016)

Naomi Long: I will not give way. I have no intentions of taking lectures from the party opposite on how to accept losing or, indeed, winning elections and votes with any measure of good grace. Whether it be the Good Friday Agreement, a democratic decision on flags on City Hall, or many others that would take too long to list, that party does not have a good record when it comes to good grace in...


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