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Budget 2016-17

Part of Executive Committee Business – in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 4:30 pm on 19th January 2016.

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Photo of Mike Nesbitt Mike Nesbitt UUP 4:30 pm, 19th January 2016

That was a very smart comment from Mr Poots, but that was a long time ago, and the debt is not all RRI, as he knows.

[Laughter.]

If you think that it is a laughing matter, saddling our children and grandchildren with a level of debt that requires £60 million per annum in interest payments, smile away, Mr Poots; laugh away, Mr Deputy Speaker. The DUP does not seem to care.

The Budget is very light on the detail of how the Executive intend spending the £11 billion —