Further Consideration Stage

Part of Executive Committee Business – in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 12:15 pm on 26th January 2009.

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Photo of Stephen Moutray Stephen Moutray DUP 12:15 pm, 26th January 2009

I reject amendment No 3 on the basis that there should be a statutory duty to report on a scheme. Furthermore, that report should be made to the Assembly, rather than directly to the relevant Committee. In any event, Members should be aware that the Committee for the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister can, as part of its scrutiny role, seek information or an update on the operation or roll-out of any scheme at any time. Members are again choosing to play politics with the Bill rather than supporting its content and the benefits that it will bring to those who are most in need. I oppose the amendments.