Budget Bill: Second Stage

Part of Executive Committee Business – in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 9:00 pm on 9th February 2016.

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Photo of Dolores Kelly Dolores Kelly Social Democratic and Labour Party 9:00 pm, 9th February 2016

Does the Member agree with me that the words "economically inactive" could also be described as "gainfully unemployed", as some of them are, I think, on the OFMDFM Committee? One looks at all the strategies that remain on the shelf — the racial equality strategy, the sexual orientation strategy and, another example, the childcare strategy. I am sure that he heard the earlier scaremongering tactics of Máirtín Ó Muilleoir, who suggested that all those people would be unemployed under OFMDFM if the SDLP had the audacity to suggest that £880,000 could come from their very well-resourced administration budget to pay for childcare costs.