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Sessions of the Northern Ireland Assembly

The following list contains the dates of the sessions held by the Northern Ireland Assembly. Also included in the list are a few of the agenda items discussed during each session. Please note however that during each session various subjects were addressed, not all of which are listed next to the dates. Beside each brief description there is an external link to the complete minutes of proceedings of each session.

Note:
Details of minutes of other sessions of the Northern Ireland Assembly are available at: http://www.ni-assembly.gov.uk/minutes/proceedings/minutes.htm {external_link}
The Hansard reports for the sessions of the Northern Ireland Assembly are available at: http://www.ni-assembly.gov.uk/record/hansard.htm {external_link}


Monday 6 December 1999
Selected Agenda Items: Standing Committee of the Assembly to be known as the Equality, Human Rights and Community Relations Committee; Financial Assistance for Political Parties Bill { external_link}

Tuesday 14 and Wednesday 15 December 1999
Selected Agenda Items: Motion proposed concerning appointments and functions of Junior Ministerial Offices; Committee of the Centre; Appointment of Chairmen and Deputy Chairmen of Committees under Standing Order 48 {external_link}

Monday 17 January 1999
Selected Agenda Items: Motion proposed concerning demand for decommissioning; Motion proposed concerning the flying of flags on appropriate government property with an amendment proposed regarding abuse of flags, symbols and emblems {external_link}

Monday 24 and Tuesday 25 January 2000
Selected Agenda Items: Statutory Committee Business: various parties' nominating officers decline to nominate members to the Audit Committee; Motion proposed to reject the Patten Commission's Report {external_link}

Monday 31 January and Tuesday 1 February 2000
Selected Agenda Items: Statutory Committee Business: various nominations for the Northern Ireland Assembly; Motion concerning emergency measures to save farming industry {external_link}

Monday 7 February and Tuesday 8 February 2000
Selected Agenda Items: Motion proposed to make Saint Patrick's Day an official public holiday in Northern Ireland; Motion proposed to exclude Sinn Féin from holding ministerial offices for a period of one year {external_link}

Monday 5 June and Tuesday 6 June 2000
Selected Agenda Items: Motion proposed to take note of a Memorandum of Understanding and Supplementary Agreements between Her Majesty's Government and the Northern Ireland Executive Committee; Royal Assent to Financial Assistance for Political Parties Act signified {external_link}

Monday 12 June and Tuesday 13 June 2000
Selected Agenda Items: Motion proposed to supply a grant from the Consolidated Fund to defray the costs of Northern Ireland Departmental expenditures; Private Members' Business: continued call for the exclusion of Sinn Féin {external_link}

Monday 19 June and Tuesday 20 June 2000
Selected Agenda Items: Movement of Ground Rents Bill to second stage and Appropriation Bill to consideration stage; Motion proposed that opposes the extension of the 1967 Abortion Act to Northern Ireland {external_link}

Monday 26 June and Tuesday 27 June 2000
Selected Agenda Items: Movement of Appropriation Bill to final stage and Fisheries (Amendment) Bill to first stage; Motion proposed concerning the poor state of public transport in Northern Ireland {external_link}

Monday 3 July and Tuesday 4 July 2000
Selected Agenda Items: Motion proposed that the draft Fair Employment (Monitoring) (Amendment) Regulations be approved; Motion proposed to exclude Sinn Féin from holding Ministerial Offices for a period of one year {external_link}

Monday 11 September 2000
Selected Agenda Items: Announcement of appointments of Mr Gregory Campbell as Minister for Regional Development and Mr Maurice Morrow as Minister for Social Development; Royal Assent to the Appropriation Act and to the Allowances to Members of the Assembly Act signified {external_link}

Monday 18 September 2000
Selected Agenda Items: Motion proposed concerning rising cost of fuel; Various motions for changing current committee members to different committees as well as motions for new appointments {external_link}

Monday 25 September and Tuesday 26 September 2000
Selected Agenda Items: Motion proposed concerning the section of the New Deal regarding the long term unemployed be reviewed; Motion proposed concerning lack of available affordable housing {external_link}

Monday 2 October and Tuesday 3 October 2000
Selected Agenda Items: Various introductions of Bills relating to child support, pensions and social security; street trading; health and personal social services; family law; and defective premises {external_link}


 


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