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I thank the Member for giving way. I will correct him on two points. First, when he talks about the three years, he knows that he and I agreed a deal in February 2018 to put the Executive back in place, and he knows that his party scuppered that over the following weekend and would not announce the deal. He knows that. Also, as I pointed out in my contribution, it was for the Executive to...
That is [Inaudible.] That is the £160 million that they gave us for the home heating scheme.
There was £160 million for the scheme that they gave us in February.
Sinn Féin MLA for Newry and Armagh, Former Sinn Féin MP for Newry and Armagh
Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 30 March 2015 — General election
Entered the Assembly on 25 June 1998 — General election
Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.