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I thank the Member for giving way. I share your concerns around the issue of the motion that came before the House in the name of Jim Allister and the fact that Sinn Féin, at the time, did not support it. The U-turn today is because it now impacts on their communities and it is a selfish and an arrogant statement that I have made today in pointing the finger at Sinn Féin for not taking...
Will the Minister outline what discussions he has had with senior members of staff of the Northern Ireland Housing Executive on the future of the Northern Ireland Housing Executive, and where that is?
Will the Member give way?
Former UUP MLA for Lagan Valley
Entered the Assembly on 7 May 2016 — Election
Left the Assembly on 26 January 2017 — Dissolved for election
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