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I thank the Minister for her answer. She is really on form today in providing informative and concise answers, which is good to see, even though we do not always agree with the content of them. Does the Minister agree that the release of timely and accurate information would give the public a greater insight into the workings of government and increase the confidence of businesses in Land and Property Services (LPS) and how it works?
I do, absolutely. As he will know, LPS provides unaudited information to the Finance and Personnel Committee at regular intervals throughout the year. It makes every effort to support those who are struggling to pay, and we do recognise that there are a number of people who struggle to pay their rates bills, but it must also rigorously pursue those who do not pay, and that has to be taken into account. In the collection of rates against the target for 2014-15, a total of £1·175 billion was transferred to the Paymaster General against the target of £1·165 billion for 2014-15, which was £37 million more than 2013-14. So, last year was a good year for rates collection for Northern Ireland.