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Will the Member give way?
Does the Member agree with me that, while the situation in the tower blocks is dire, many homes in rural areas are solid wall with no cavity wall insulation — indeed, no insulation at all — and that something needs to be done to rectify that, especially given that COPD, asthma and other respiratory conditions can result from it?
The Minister talked about going out to public consultation, and he said that he wants it to be a full consultation. How does he intend to consult with harder-to-reach rural communities?
Sinn Féin MP for Fermanagh and South Tyrone, Former Sinn Féin MLA for Fermanagh and South Tyrone
Entered the House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election
Entered the Assembly on 25 June 1998 — General election
Left the Assembly on 9 June 2017 — Resigned
Last updated: 16 May 2022.