RHI Scheme Closure

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Economy – in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 3:15 pm on 22nd March 2022.

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Photo of Gordon Lyons Gordon Lyons DUP 3:15 pm, 22nd March 2022

The Member will be aware that a consultation took place. We had to allow that consultation to happen. We had to analyse the results of it and to look at a way forward. I tried to get the issue on to the Executive agenda on a number of occasions. There are a number of financial and legal implications. I have been very clear from the start that I want an outcome that is fair to scheme participants and, at the same time, fair to taxpayers in Northern Ireland. I would like to have had that discussion at the Executive but, unfortunately, I could not get it on to the agenda.