Questions still remain over DSD Minister and Turkingtons - Brady
Féin MLA Mickey Brady who is also vice chair of the Social Development
Committee said that following today’s committee meeting involving Nelson
McCausland there is now even more questions to be answered.
questions are regarding the meeting between of Turkington Holdings,
Department of Social Development officials and the Minister in relation
to the awarding of double glazing contracts for Housing Executive homes.
Speaking today Mr Mickey Brady said:
is very clear today that there are significant questions that still
need to be answered regarding the involvement of Turkington Holdings Ltd
in a meeting concerning the awarding of double glazing contracts for
Housing Executive homes.
“Despite every other single piece of
evidence from those who have given presentations to the committee,
including Turkingtons Holding Ltd, it is clear that Turkingtons were
representing themselves at this particular meeting and that the minutes
of that meeting had been deliberately changed to say it was the Glass
and Glazing Federation Association and not Turkingtons.
“The Minister, when questioned on this change, could not provide a rationale for the change other than it was mistake.
when pressed as to whether there was a financial relationship between
Turkingtons and the DUP he could not answer, stating it was not his
business as a minister or an MLA to know how the DUP was financed.
the nature and gravity of this inquiry anyone would think that the
minister would have forseen this question and had this information at
“In the interest of openness and transparency there is now
an onus on either the Minister or the DUP to reveal this information.
The more it is either covered up or ignored the further damage will be
done to public confidence in the political system.”