Only a few days to go: We’re raising £25,000 to keep TheyWorkForYou running and make sure people across the UK can hold their elected representatives to account.

Donate to our crowdfunder

Budget 2016-17

Part of Executive Committee Business – in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 4:15 pm on 19th January 2016.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Mike Nesbitt Mike Nesbitt UUP 4:15 pm, 19th January 2016

No, it was not. The recession started in 2008, while 2007 was the year in which the DUP and Sinn Féin took charge. That was the peak, and, since then, for nine years, we have been slumping — a point already made by the leader of the SDLP.

Let us look at economic inactivity, which, the document states:

"remains stubbornly high at around 27 per cent".

Are you not ashamed? Some 27% of your people are economically inactive.