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(Item 6: Order Paper 5/99 - 31 January/1 February 2000)

Amendment 1: (OP 5/99 Private Members' Business)

Proposed: Delete all after "This Assembly" and insert

"recalling that the Belfast Agreement provides for key decisions to be taken on a cross-community basis, rebukes the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety for not raising the question of maternity provision in Belfast with her Ministerial colleagues, for not consulting properly with the Statutory Committee, and for attempting to pre-empt consideration of the matter by this Assembly and calls on the Minister to bring the issue before the Assembly in a proper fashion."

[Dr Esmond Birnie]