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Part of Question for Urgent Oral Answer — Health, Social Services and Public Safety – in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 3:45 pm on 30th November 2015.

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Photo of Simon Hamilton Simon Hamilton DUP 3:45 pm, 30th November 2015

Mr Boylan has changed somewhat in the last number of days. He may have become a ventriloquist, using somebody else and throwing his voice. I am sure that that is the question that Mr Boylan would have asked anyway.

I appreciate there will be difficulties in doing this. It is not an easy undertaking to move 254 residents in pretty short order. It highlights the difficulties that have arisen because of a decision taken by Four Seasons to do this for its own commercial reasons. All that I can say is that I will ensure that everything that can be done to minimise that disruption is done. It is in nobody's interest to have residents, who are vulnerable people, being caused confusion and anxiety by the fact that they have to move. Nobody wants to see them traumatised any further. We want to minimise the disruption and ensure that they are moved to appropriate accommodation as close to their current location as possible. I appreciate that that will be tricky in some cases, but the Member, the House and, more importantly, the residents have my categorical assurance that we will do our very best.