Benefit Tribunals

Part of Northern Ireland Assembly – in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 4:45 pm on 14th February 2012.

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Photo of Jim Wells Jim Wells DUP 4:45 pm, 14th February 2012

I am not saying for one moment that the incoming Minister and his team did not face difficulties. However, this time last year, we maintained that, with a bit of hard work and effort, that budget could be made to balance. Your party said that that was impossible without mass redundancies and cuts in services. We said that it was possible, and we delivered on that aspect of our promise.