Budget Bill: Second Stage

Part of Executive Committee Business – in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 9:30 pm on 9th February 2016.

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Photo of Mervyn Storey Mervyn Storey DUP 9:30 pm, 9th February 2016

We have listened to the argument. Mrs Kelly knows that, when I was the Minister for Social Development, I took the decision to extend the funding for another year. I said that there was a challenge to the funding. However, we will see about that very soon.

If I continue to speak for this length of time and we go past midnight, we might be into tomorrow, and you never know what tomorrow will bring on that issue. I do not want to steal the thunder. The two Members are getting very exercised. Ms Hanna can go first and then Mrs Kelly.