• Short Summary

    The first session of Northern Ireland's new assembly ended in confusion at Stromont near Belfast on Tuesday (July 31st)
    The assembly replace the old Stormont provincial parliament which was suspended last year by the British Government.

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    The first session of Northern Ireland's new assembly ended in confusion at Stromont near Belfast on Tuesday (July 31st)
    The assembly replace the old Stormont provincial parliament which was suspended last year by the British Government. Elections for the assembly were held on June 28th with the idea of granting the Catholics a greater say in the affairs of the Protestant-dominated province.

    Hard-line Protestants - the Loyalist coalition led by the Reverend Iain Paisley and Mr. William Faulkner - have owner to make the Parliament unworkable, and they virtually succeeded in the first session. First of all, they refused to accept the direction of the president officer - a member of the Unionist party - and, when he adjourned the assembly, they continued a debate on their own.

    Afterwards, in a filmed interview, Mr. Craig and the Reverend Paisley both denied that they had made the assembly a laughing stock. They said they could not accept the assembly as long as the British administration in Northern Ireland under Mr. William Whitelaw kept control of the police force and as long as Mr. Whitelow laid down the conditions under which the assembly operated.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7A7LV1HZ3DY4QZY0Y9DS2FZNR
    Media URN:
    VLVA7A7LV1HZ3DY4QZY0Y9DS2FZNR
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/07/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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