What recent discussions he has had with the Republic of Ireland’s National Asset Management Agency on its operations in Northern Ireland.
I thank the Financial Secretary for that answer. As of today, NAMA is the single largest property owner in Northern Ireland. It is also the single largest creditor operating in Northern Ireland. It threatens to put 150 businesses and individuals into receivership. What are the Government doing strategically to address the needs of the economy in Northern Ireland to prevent NAMA from aggressively putting people out of business and taking blood from the stone?
I understand the concerns that the hon. Gentleman has identified, and I know that Sammy Wilson has had discussions with NAMA and the Irish Government about NAMA’s strategy in Northern Ireland. I encourage Ian Paisley to use the mechanism that is available to Members of Parliament and of the Northern Ireland Assembly to raise his concerns with NAMA directly.