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Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members’ Business: Good Friday Agreement Values and Principles (23 Jan 2017)

— and the electorate have the opportunity to make that choice. Question, That the amendment be made, put and negatived. Main Question put. The Assembly divided: SPAN STYLE=”font-style:italic;” Ayes 54; Noes 31 AYES Mr Agnew, Mr Aiken, Mr Allen, Ms Archibald, Ms Armstrong, Mr Attwood, Ms Bailey, Mrs Barton, Mr Beattie, Mr Beggs, Mr Boylan, Ms Boyle, Ms S Bradley, Ms Bradshaw, Mr Butler, Mr Chambers, Mr Dickson, Ms Dillon, Mrs Dobson, Dr Farry, Ms Fearon, Ms Flynn, Mr Ford, Ms Gildernew, Ms Hanna, Mr Hazzard, Mr Kearney, Mr Kelly, Mr Kennedy, Mr Lynch, Mr Lyttle, Mr McAleer, Mr F McCann, Mr McCartney, Mr McElduff, Mr McGrath, Mr McGuigan, Mr McKee, Mr McMullan, Mr McNulty, Mr McPhillips, Ms Mallon, Mr Maskey, Mr Milne, Mr Nesbitt, Mr Ó Muilleoir, Mr O’Dowd, Mrs O’Neill, Mrs Overend, Mrs Palmer, Ms Seeley, Mr Sheehan, Mr Smith, Mr Swann Tellers for the Ayes: Mr McGrath, … Continue reading

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Northern Ireland Assembly: Assembly Business: Public Accounts Committee (24 Jan 2017)

On a point of order, Mr Speaker. First of all, I join in thanking the staff, as you properly did, and associate myself with those remarks. However, on a point of order, as Members of this House we are, as I understand it, under an obligation to declare all relevant interests. As Speaker, you, too, have oversight of the Committees of this House. What are the ramifications of Ms Carla Lockhart, as a member of the Public Accounts Committee, failing to declare a family link to the renewable heat incentive (RHI) scheme at a time when that same Committee was investigating the RHI scheme? This Article came from a Public RSS Feed via Google search and is provided here for context. Copyright remains with the original author at all times. Original Article:https://www.theyworkforyou.com/ni/?id=2017-01-24.2.1&s=swann#g2.2

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Northern Ireland Assembly: Assembly Business: Assembly Commission Membership (24 Jan 2017)

The first item on the further revised Order Paper is a motion regarding Assembly Commission membership. As with similar motions, it will be treated as a business motion and there will be no debate. Before we proceed to the Question, I remind Members that in accordance with Standing Order 79(3), this motion requires cross-community support. Resolved (with cross-community support): That, in accordance with Standing Order 79(4), Mr Robin Swann be appointed to fill a vacancy on the Assembly Commission as of 11.59 pm on 25 January 2017. — [Mrs Overend.] This Article came from a Public RSS Feed via Google search and is provided here for context. Copyright remains with the original author at all times. Original Article:https://www.theyworkforyou.com/ni/?id=2017-01-24.2.8&s=swann#g2.9

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Northern Ireland Assembly: Assembly Business: Assembly Members’ Pension Scheme (24 Jan 2017)

The next item on the further revised Order Paper is a motion to appoint a member of the board of trustees of the Assembly Members‘ pension scheme. It will also be treated as a business motion, so there will be no debate. Resolved: That Mr Roy Beggs be appointed to the board of trustees of the Assembly Members’ pension scheme. — [Mr Swann.] This Article came from a Public RSS Feed via Google search and is provided here for context. Copyright remains with the original author at all times. Original Article:https://www.theyworkforyou.com/ni/?id=2017-01-24.2.10&s=swann#g2.11

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Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: Public Inquiry on the Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (24 Jan 2017)

On my way in, my dear friend Chris Lyttle from East Belfast asked whether this will be an hour-long statement, and I said that I could do a summary at the top of the statement, which is that the type of inquiry that I would like to see — I think that it is an inquiry that he and members of the public would like to see — is a no-hiding-place public inquiry into the RHI scandal that asks, in public session, hopefully on TV, “What did you know and when did you know it?” Additionally, it would be an inquiry that follows the money, and, after all that, it would hold to account, no matter how high or low a position someone holds, anyone responsible for wrongdoing. The inquiry and its conduct will be a matter for the chair. I will move now to the formal statement. Ar an … Continue reading

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