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Workforce Planning Review

Part of Committee Business – in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 11:00 am on 13th October 2015.

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Photo of Daithí McKay Daithí McKay Sinn Féin 11:00 am, 13th October 2015

The Member makes a very important point. Some will argue that the Health Minister has one of the most important jobs full stop. Making the argument that it is perfectly acceptable for that post to be left vacant for a few weeks or a few months is absolutely ridiculous.

If the Minister does not want to do his job, let somebody else do it. Let somebody else from the party or someone else in the Assembly do it. There are plenty of capable people across all parties here who should take up the mantle if he is not going to do it, because this is people's health that we are dealing with. The DUP may be more concerned about wind turbines and wind energy at the moment —