I am very grateful to Mr Attwood for giving way. I simply want to put on record that he is completely wrong in his remarks. Paragraph 8 of strand one of the Belfast Agreement says
"There will be a Committee" —
Committee, specifically —
"for each of the main executive functions of the Northern Ireland Administration."
Is he arguing that equality is not a main function? Is he arguing that the Economic Policy Unit is not a main function? The agreement continues
"Committees will have a scrutiny … role."