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Will the Member give way?
On that point, I and others have been lobbying the Agriculture Minister about the eel fisherman. The money is available; it comes from EU maritime funding. The money is there; the scheme is there. It just has not been paid.
I thank the joint First Minister for the statement and welcome the publication of the pathway report. There has been much debate, including in the Chamber today, of data versus dates. Does the joint First Minister agree that COVID does not have a calendar or a diary secretary and does not work to dates but does work to human behaviour? That is why it is correct that, in the plan, we operate...
Sinn Féin MLA for Upper Bann
Entered the Assembly on 26 November 2003 — General election
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