Alan Chambers The first item of business is the election of the Speaker and Deputy Speakers. Section 39(1) of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 provides that: "Each Assembly shall as its first business elect from...
The Assembly met at 12 noon (Speaker [Mr Maskey] in the Chair). Members observed two minutes' silence.
Alan Chambers Good afternoon, Members. Please be seated. Having been given notice by not fewer than 30 Members under Standing Order 11, the Speaker has summoned the Assembly to meet today for the purpose of...
The current Northern Ireland Assembly was established in 1998 as part of the Belfast Agreement.
As of 2023, the Assembly has sitting MLAs, but has been unable to reach the cross-community agreement required to elect a speaker. As such, there will be no debates in the Assembly until a speaker is elected.