Northern Ireland round-up: 26 February 2010

26 February 2010

Parliamentary business relating to Northern Ireland for the week ending 26 February.

Written questions

Written questions can be used by MPs or Lords to hold the Government to account, requesting information such as policy detail or statistics.

Legislation

Third reading of a Bill in the House of Lords represents the final chance for the Lords to debate and change the contents of the Bill.

Early Day Motions

Early Day Motions (EDMs) are motions submitted for debate in the House of Commons. Although very few EDMs are actually debated, they can demonstrate the extent of parliamentary support for a particular cause or point of view.

Ministerial statements

Ministerial statements can take the form of either oral or written statements. Oral statements often address major incidents, policies and actions. Written statements are often used to put the day-to-day business of government on the official record.

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