NI (Executive Formation) Bill

This Bill has progressed through all stages of the Parliamentary process and is due to receive Royal Assent this week.

There were lots of important issues included in the form of amendments, including same-sex marriage and abortion, and the decisions made by Parliament will come into effect if an executive in Northern Ireland is not formed by 21st October.

However, my preference is for an executive in Belfast to be formed quickly so that Northern Ireland’s lawmakers can make these decisions for themselves.