Good day for fairness and equality, says Lyttle, as Bill removing religious discrimination against teachers passes Assembly

It is a good day for fairness and equality, Alliance MLA Chris Lyttle has said, following the successful completion of his Bill to remove the exclusion of teachers from fair employment legislation. The outgoing East Belfast MLA was speaking after his Private Member’s Bill passed its final stage in the Assembly, one of the final […]

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Introduction of retired prison officer services is repaying small part of debt, says Lyttle

The introduction of health and well-being support services for retired prison officers is repaying a small part of the debt our society owes to them, Alliance MLA Chris Lyttle has said. The East Belfast MLA was speaking after the announcement of the service for retired officers by Justice Minister Naomi Long. In conjunction with the […]

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Education Minister must deliver robust safety measures for schools, says Lyttle, as he confirms Alliance support for recall petition

The Education Minister must deliver robust safety measures for schools, Alliance Education spokesperson Chris Lyttle MLA has said. Mr Lyttle said while his party supported an Assembly recall petition to bring the Minister to the chamber, many pupils had already returned without appropriate actions being taken or plans outlined by the Department of Education. The […]

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Lyttle welcomes vital support for former prison officers

Alliance MLA Chris Lyttle has said the introduction of support services for prison officers by the Justice Minister is a vital move. It comes after Naomi Long announced former prison staff would benefit from the Police Rehabilitation and Retraining Trust services, following a report commissioned by the Alliance Minister in January had made the recommendation. […]

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Lyttle says people must grasp opportunity to reshape education

Alliance MLA Chris Lyttle has said people must grasp the opportunity to reshape education, after the independent review panel was appointed by the Education Minister. Mr Lyttle was speaking after Michelle McIlveen announced the panel, made up of educational consultant Dr Kier Bloomer, former head of the Northern Ireland Civil Service Sir Gerry Loughran, principal […]

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Transfer test should be abolished instead of turned into single test, says Lyttle

The transfer test should be abolished instead of being turned into a single test, Alliance Education spokesperson Chris Lyttle MLA has said. Mr Lyttle was speaking after a confidential document was revealed which outlined plans for grammars here to run a single test with two papers from November 2023. BBC reports suggest the majority of […]

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