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Northern Ireland Assembly: Assembly Business: Election of Speaker and Deputy Speakers (3 Aug 2022)

Emma Little-Pengelly: On a point of order, Mr Acting Speaker. The Member for West Belfast said on the record in the House something that is factually untrue: that the Minister of Education has backed a reduction in pay for teachers. I ask you, Mr Acting Speaker, to require the Member for West Belfast to retract that comment or to produce evidence otherwise, because my clear understanding is that that is entirely...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Assembly Business: Election of Speaker and Deputy Speakers (3 Aug 2022)

Emma Little-Pengelly: On a point of order, Mr Acting Speaker. There is no response to a point of order from a Member. I asked the Acting Speaker to make a ruling on that comment. It is factually untrue. To leave the comment on the record would be to mislead the House and the people of Northern Ireland. The Minister of Education has not backed any reduction in pay for teachers who are striking or otherwise.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Assembly Business: Election of Speaker and Deputy Speakers (30 May 2022)

Emma Little-Pengelly: I do not have time, unfortunately. When the protocol came into effect on 1 January 2021, the problems unfortunately emerged. We have seen some solutions and some tinkering with those issues, but what we need now is a genuine resolution. The Member opposite asked, "What is it that the DUP stands for?". The DUP believes in Northern Ireland and wants Northern Ireland to work. It cannot work if...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Assembly Business: Election of Speaker and Deputy Speakers (30 May 2022)

Emma Little-Pengelly: First, I congratulate the Members who made their maiden speeches today. Well done to all those who contributed. I am utterly dismayed by the tone and nature of the debate. Of course we do not all agree; we all know that. I have been involved in the process since 2007, and I have worked with many Members across the House. The one thing that we all know is that, in order to make the process...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Assembly Business: Election of Speaker and Deputy Speakers (30 May 2022)

Emma Little-Pengelly: Thank you, Mr Acting Speaker.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Assembly Business: Election of Speaker and Deputy Speakers (30 May 2022)

Emma Little-Pengelly: I thank the Member for that contribution. The reality is that we all have issues that matter deeply to us and to the communities out there, and we must do our best to get those issues resolved. I appeal to everyone around the Chamber by saying that the only way that has ever worked in Northern Ireland is through us speaking to one another and trying to get solutions together. That has not...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Speaker's Business: Election of Speaker and Deputy Speakers (13 May 2022)

Emma Little-Pengelly: On a point of order, can we clarify whether there will be a translation or if is this a time to use the headsets? That would be helpful for all Members.

Historical Institutional Abuse (Northern Ireland) Bill [Lords] (5 Nov 2019)

Emma Little-Pengelly: I am so very glad that we are here today and that we are getting to the final stage of this process. It has been a battle throughout, not least for the many victims and survivors of this terrible abuse. It has even been a battle just to get this legislation through the House today, and I pay tribute to everybody who has worked incredibly hard to get us to this point. My colleagues and I,...

Historical Institutional Abuse (Northern Ireland) Bill [Lords] (5 Nov 2019)

Emma Little-Pengelly: I absolutely agree with all that my hon. Friend has said. I am so glad that this legislation for the victims and survivors of abuse is one of the last things that this House will have achieved in this Parliament. This is a Parliament that has been dominated by a small number of big issues, and we know very well what those are; I am not even going to say the word. Yet I know that Members from...

Historical Institutional Abuse (Northern Ireland) Bill [Lords] (5 Nov 2019)

Emma Little-Pengelly: Absolutely. I was involved in this process right from the start, seven years ago. I pay tribute to the right hon. Peter Robinson and the late Martin McGuinness, because I was present at the meeting when the victims and survivors came in and told us of the terrible, terrible experiences they went through, and both those men were genuinely moved. Who could not be moved by hearing those personal...

Business of the House (30 Oct 2019)

Emma Little-Pengelly: I echo the comments that have been made about the victims and survivors of historical institutional abuse. In the earlier debate, it was mentioned that the Bill might not be brought forward. I know that many victims will be deeply distressed and dismayed by that. There is an opportunity tomorrow with the further business question, so I wonder whether the Leader of the House can confirm that...

Northern Ireland Budget Bill: Issue of sum out of the Consolidated Fund for the year ending 31 March 2020 and appropriation of that sum (30 Oct 2019)

Emma Little-Pengelly: As my hon. Friend is outlining, there is currently very limited decision making in Northern Ireland. However, he will have been very pleased, as I was, to hear the announcement just this week that, through Northern Ireland’s active participation in the English and Welsh negotiations for Orkambi and other drugs, that will be made available at a better price, as I understand it, for Northern...

Northern Ireland Budget Bill: Issue of sum out of the Consolidated Fund for the year ending 31 March 2020 and appropriation of that sum (30 Oct 2019)

Emma Little-Pengelly: Given what the Minister has said, may I urge him to do two things? First, will he try to get clarification about this issue as quickly as possible? Right now, the many survivors of terrible abuse will be deeply upset and worried, and they need to have clarity. If we can get that tonight, that would be good. Secondly, we have heard reference to an interim payment, and if it is not possible to...

Northern Ireland Budget Bill (30 Oct 2019)

Emma Little-Pengelly: Does my right hon. Friend agree that this is an issue about which many people in all communities in Northern Ireland care very deeply? People are very concerned, because they do not know about the details that have led the Secretary of State to present regulations relating to the termination of pregnancies. Those who did not turn up, or who refused to go into that Chamber, did not just deny...

Northern Ireland Budget Bill (30 Oct 2019)

Emma Little-Pengelly: Does my right hon. Friend not agree that the issue about the pay of MLAs is ironic? We have raised an issue about political donations many times with the Secretary of State, and it is that Sinn Féin fundraises huge amounts of money outside the United Kingdom—in the United States and in other places—which it can use to sustain its operation, but it is the party that is preventing every...

Northern Ireland Budget Bill (30 Oct 2019)

Emma Little-Pengelly: Does the hon. Gentleman agree that there is currently not only a lack of scrutiny and reactiveness, as outlined, but a lack of transparency? I have written to the head of the civil service on numerous occasions to ask about the additional money that goes into the Northern Ireland budget—I accept that it is by way of unhypothecated Barnett consequentials, which is not ring-fenced, and...

Endometriosis Workplace Support: Northern Ireland Economy and Innovation: Government Support (29 Oct 2019)

Emma Little-Pengelly: I will not go into any more detail about what we have discussed. I thank all hon. Members who turned up and I apologise for the fact that they had to make short contributions. As I said, there are a significant number of issues—I did not touch on city deals or some of the other issues. I ask the Minister to continue to work closely with us to help Northern Ireland to grow, thrive and...

Endometriosis Workplace Support: Northern Ireland Economy and Innovation: Government Support (29 Oct 2019)

Emma Little-Pengelly: I beg to move, That this House has considered Government support for the economy and innovation in Northern Ireland. First, may I say what a pleasure and privilege it is to serve under your chairpersonship, Dame Cheryl? I am particularly pleased to finally secure the debate. The Minister will be aware that I had secured the debate twice previously, and that it unfortunately fell twice because...


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