DUP’s Paul Givan wrote to AG in June asking if NI Assembly had legislative competence to pass Protection of Unborn Child Act at its sitting on 21 October 2019

21 Oct

Correspondence between the DUP and the Attorney General suggests that the DUP have been planning to bring a last minute Private Members Bill before the NI Assembly using Standing Order 77 for four months. A letter dated 20 June 2019 in June asked the Attorney General to “confirm the Northern Ireland Assembly has the legislative competence to pass the proposed legislation at its sitting on Monday 21st October 2019?”