Absence of Executive Ministers

On Monday 19th of October 2015 MLAs debated the following motion:

“That this Assembly notes that the Minister for Social Development, the Minister for Regional Development, the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety and the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment have resigned and resumed office more than 20 times since 10 September 2015; believes that this practice of rolling resignations has had a significant and detrimental effect on the governance of Northern Ireland and on the public’s faith in the political institutions; and further believes that engaging in this practice of rolling resignations amounts to a breach of the terms of the Pledge of Office.”

You can read the full transcript on our website: http://nia1.me/2sl