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Cross-sector Advisory Forum

Part of Office Of The First Minister And Deputy First Minister – in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 2:30 pm on 9th November 2009.

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Photo of Martin McGuinness Martin McGuinness Sinn Féin 2:30 pm, 9th November 2009

The issue is not the advice that we have given local government. Obviously, we seek to hear the views of different interest groups that we meet on how we should go forward with regard to their particular responsibilities.

In one of our meetings, a NILGA (Northern Ireland Local Government Association) representative gave us a detailed report on the work in which the association is engaged. I will not go into the detail of that because it would take too long. We await with considerable interest groups’ suggestions on how to take our business forward and on how we can help them.