Budget Bill: Second Stage

Part of Executive Committee Business – in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 10:00 pm on 9th February 2016.

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Photo of Mervyn Storey Mervyn Storey DUP 10:00 pm, 9th February 2016

That is more material, no doubt, for manifestos and quotes.

I want to address Mrs Kelly's point.


You are all starting to get very exercised. It seems as if you have no homes to go to. I want to reiterate something. I hope that it was down to confusion on the Member's part when she talked about documents that have not seen the light of day and that these documents have been produced, and we do not know where they are. She mentioned the racial equality strategy, but it has been agreed and published, and it is on the Department's website. That is not being secretive; that is not trying to hide anything. The children's strategy has also been published. I do not mind being criticised when we have not done something, but, when we have done something that is out there in the public domain, maybe the Member should give some credit and think about whether she got it wrong on this occasion.