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Junior Minister Newton's Speech- British Irish Council Meeting On Misuse Of Drugs 24th February 2010

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Mr Speaker, in compliance with the requirements of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 as amended by the Northern Ireland (St Andrews Agreement) Act 2006, I wish to make the following report on the seventh British-Irish Council meeting in Misuse of Drugs Sectoral format which was held in the Tynwald Building, Isle of Man last Wednesday, 24 February 2010.  The Minister for Health Social Services and Public Safety was unable to attend, the Executive was therefore represented by myself and Minister Murphy, MP, MLA, Minister for Regional Development.  This report has been endorsed by Minister Murphy and he has agreed that I should make it on behalf of both of us.

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Junior Minister Newton's Speech- Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Conference In Parliament Buildings 4th February 2010

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I am delighted to extend a welcome to you to Northern Ireland.  Its is a pleasure to see you all here in Parliament Buildings to participate in this Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Conference.

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Junior Minister Newton's Speech- Holocaust Memorial Day 27th January 2010

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Lord Mayor, ladies and gentlemen I am honoured to be with you this evening for the ninth regional Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration, organised by the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister.

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Junior Minister Newton's Speech- Launch Of ACSONI's Strategic Plan January 11th 2010

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Good afternoon.  I would like to add my welcome to everyone here this afternoon to the Long Gallery for the launch of ACSONI’s Strategic Plan.

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Speech Responding To Manifesto Launch Of Children With Disabilities Strategic Alliance

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Thank you Monica for your kind words of welcome and thanks also to you Pauline for your detailed outline of the manifesto.

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Speech To Play And Leisure Implementation Group

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Good morning ladies and gentlemen.  Thank you for allowing me some time this morning out of your busy schedule.

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Assembly Speech- East Belfast Flooding Adjournment Debate 29/9/2009

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Mr Speaker / Deputy Speaker

I wish to thank my party colleague Lord Browne for securing this adjournment debate on what is an ongoing and serious problem within the East Belfast constituency.  If memory serves me correctly this is the second time this subject has been debated within the House.  And the matter has been raised during question time and face to face meetings with Ministers through delegations of residents and business owners suffering from the flooding.

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Speech For Opening Of Boots Local In East Belfast

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Ladies and Gentlemen

It is a great pleasure for me to be invited to the opening of this new Boots chemist in the heart of my East Belfast constituency. 

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Assembly Speech- Creation of Ad Hoc Committee For Economic Downturn 12/5/2009

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Mr Speaker / Deputy Speaker

I rise today to support the amendment to the motion from my Party colleagues.  The amendment is sensible in the context of the debate and outlines the best steps for the Assembly to take in dealing with the economic downturn.

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Assembly Speech- Financial Provision Bill 3/3/2009

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Mr Speaker / Deputy Speaker

I rise today as the Chair of the Audit Committee.

The Audit Committee has been concerned for some time with the issue of privilege for the reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General.  These reports occasionally deal with serious issues such as fraud and impropriety.

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