Assembly debates clerical abuse

The SDLP’s Carmel Hanna today brought a motion to the Assembly on clerical child abuse in Northern Ireland. The motion urged the assembly to agree that the abuse detailed in the report should be subject to criminal law. It also called on the executive to commission an assessment of the extent of the abuse in Northern Ireland, fund counselling services and liaise with authorities in the Republic of Ireland on matters related to the report.

By way of the new BBC Democracy Live website we can bring you the entire debate here: