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

I remind the Member that this is a political process. This is the Chamber that we are elected to, and, therefore, I have no difficulty having the conversations and the debate on these issues. I think that that is where we should have the debate. Would I want to have more information? Yes. Would we have liked to have been able to have done this without using accelerated passage? Yes. However, for the reasons that we have repeated again and again and again, we have had to do what we have had to do. It seems as though some Members want to ignore that and still say, "But you should have more time, more scrutiny and more attention given to the detail".