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

Well, of course, that is simply not the case. I have tried on a number of occasions to take forward proposals to the Executive, as did my predecessors Paul Frew and Diane Dodds. It is wrong to say that we have not brought options to the Executive. The difficulty has been in allowing those options. I am more than happy to have a conversation with Executive colleagues about that but, unfortunately, I have not been in a position to do so.