Historical Institutional Abuse Bill must pass through Westminster without delay, says Bradshaw

Alliance MLA Paula Bradshaw has said legislation to implement the recommendations of the Hart Inquiry into Historical Institutional Abuse must now pass through Westminster without delay, after draft legislation was forwarded to the Northern Ireland Office by the Executive Office. The South Belfast MLA stated: “We have now cleared all the hurdles necessary to ensure […]

Bradshaw welcomes domestic abuse offence provisions, but warns further steps needed

Alliance Health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw MLA has welcomed a move to include Northern Ireland in Domestic Abuse Offence provisions in a Bill published today. Legislation to protect domestic abuse victims from coercive control will be extended here as part of the Home Office Bill at Westminster. Coercive control has been a crime in England and […]

End of life benefits must apply to NI, says Bradshaw

Alliance Health Spokesperson Paula Bradshaw has said there must be clarity that the outcome of a review into end-of-life benefits announced by the UK Government must apply to Northern Ireland. The South Belfast MLA stated: “Coping during the end-of-life period is difficult enough without the additional pressures of managing a reforming welfare system to access […]

People should be angry at biggest two parties over leaving key decisions to Westminster, says Bradshaw

Alliance MLA Paula Bradshaw has said people should be angry at the biggest two parties once again shirking their responsibilities and leaving key decisions to Westminster. South Belfast MLA Ms Bradshaw was speaking as MPs debated legislation to extend the timeframe in which the Secretary of State has to legally call a new Assembly election. […]

Bradshaw calls on all parties to agree removal of banners on street furniture

Alliance MLA Paula Bradshaw has called on all parties to agree the removal of banners on street furniture, to remove the “intimidating atmosphere” many create. South Belfast MLA Ms Bradshaw said the recent erection of banners supporting ‘Soldier F’ in various locations across Northern Ireland, as well as a number of other banners such as […]

Banners on Lisburn Road unacceptable to local community – Bradshaw

Alliance South Belfast MLA Paula Bradshaw has said the banners placed on the Lisburn Road overnight with reference to “Soldier F” should be removed immediately in line with the wishes of the local community. Ms Bradshaw stated: “I endorse fully Ulster Unionist MLA Doug Beattie’s comments that such banners are designed to be antagonistic. People […]

Crucial other victims and survivors aren’t let down as well, says Bradshaw

Alliance MLA Paula Bradshaw has welcomed the appointment of a new Chair for an inter-departmental working group on historical child abuse involving Magdalene Laundries and mother and baby homes. Peter McBride will take up the position for the working group, which was established by the Department of Health and the Executive Office, and works on […]