Motion

Labour Shortages

Labour Shortages
That this Assembly notes with concern the impact that labour shortages are having in the agri-food and haulage sectors locally and in Britain; acknowledges that these sectors relied on EU labour; recognises that these labour shortages are a direct consequence of Brexit and the end to freedom of movement for EU workers; believes that the British Government needs to act urgently to address labour shortages and enable EU citizens to come here to work and live; and calls on the Minister for the Economy to make clear to the British Government the significant impact labour shortages are having on the local economy and the need to rectify the situation.
Private Members' Motion
28/09/2021
28/09/2021
11/10/2021
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85 Members voted

48 Members voted AYE

37 Members voted NO

The Motion Was Carried, Simple Majority Lobby Division

MLA NameDesignationVoted
Dr Steve Aiken OBE UnionistNO
Mr Andy Allen UnionistNO
Mr Jim Allister UnionistNO
Dr Caoimhe Archibald NationalistAYE
Ms Kellie Armstrong OtherAYE
Ms Clare Bailey OtherAYE
Mrs Rosemary Barton UnionistNO
Mr John Blair OtherAYE
Mr Cathal Boylan NationalistAYE
Mr Maurice Bradley UnionistNO
Ms Paula Bradley UnionistNO
Ms Sinéad Bradley NationalistAYE
Ms Paula Bradshaw OtherAYE
Ms Nicola Brogan NationalistAYE
Mr Keith Buchanan UnionistNO
Mr Thomas Buchanan UnionistNO
Mr Jonathan Buckley UnionistNO
Ms Joanne Bunting UnionistNO
Mr Robbie Butler UnionistNO
Mrs Pam Cameron UnionistNO
Mr Gerry Carroll OtherAYE
Mr Pat Catney NationalistAYE
Mr Alan Chambers UnionistNO
Mr Trevor Clarke UnionistNO
Mr Pádraig Delargy NationalistAYE
Mr Stewart Dickson OtherAYE
Ms Linda Dillon NationalistAYE
Mrs Diane Dodds UnionistNO
Ms Jemma Dolan NationalistAYE
Mr Stephen Dunne UnionistNO
Mr Mark Durkan NationalistAYE
Mr Alex Easton UnionistNO
Ms Sinéad Ennis NationalistAYE
Mrs Deborah Erskine UnionistNO
Ms Ciara Ferguson NationalistAYE
Ms Órlaithí Flynn NationalistAYE
Mr Paul Frew UnionistNO
Mr Colm Gildernew NationalistAYE
Mr Paul Givan UnionistNO
Ms Deirdre Hargey NationalistAYE
Mr Harry Harvey UnionistNO
Mr David Hilditch UnionistNO
Mr William Humphrey UnionistNO
Ms Cara Hunter NationalistAYE
Mr William Irwin UnionistNO
Mr Declan Kearney NationalistAYE
Mrs Dolores Kelly NationalistAYE
Mr Gerry Kelly NationalistAYE
Ms Liz Kimmins NationalistAYE
Mrs Naomi Long OtherAYE
Mr Gordon Lyons UnionistNO
Mr Chris Lyttle OtherAYE
Mr Declan McAleer NationalistAYE
Mr Fra McCann NationalistAYE
Mr Daniel McCrossan NationalistAYE
Mr Patsy McGlone NationalistAYE
Mr Colin McGrath NationalistAYE
Mr Philip McGuigan NationalistAYE
Mr Maolíosa McHugh NationalistAYE
Miss Michelle McIlveen UnionistNO
Ms Sinead McLaughlin NationalistAYE
Mr Justin McNulty NationalistAYE
Ms Nichola Mallon NationalistAYE
Mr Gary Middleton UnionistNO
Mr Andrew Muir OtherAYE
Ms Áine Murphy NationalistAYE
Mr Conor Murphy NationalistAYE
Mr Mike Nesbitt UnionistNO
Mr Robin Newton UnionistNO
Ms Carál Ní Chuilín NationalistAYE
Mr John O'Dowd NationalistAYE
Mrs Michelle O'Neill NationalistAYE
Mr Matthew O'Toole NationalistAYE
Mr Edwin Poots UnionistNO
Mr George Robinson MBE UnionistNO
Ms Emma Rogan NationalistAYE
Mr Pat Sheehan NationalistAYE
Ms Emma Sheerin NationalistAYE
Mr Christopher Stalford UnionistNO
Mr John Stewart UnionistNO
Mr Mervyn Storey UnionistNO
Mr Robin Swann UnionistNO
Mr Peter Weir UnionistNO
Mr Jim Wells UnionistNO
Miss Rachel Woods OtherAYE

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