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Murphy challenges DUP's Hamilton over RHI money

16 February, 2017 - by Conor Murphy


Sinn Féin's Conor Murphy has challenged DUP minister Simon Hamilton to state if anything is currently being done to stop money being paid to potentially fraudulent claims under the RHI scheme.

Conor Murphy was speaking after revelations on this morning’s Nolan Show that RHI claims were being made which simply were not credible.   

Mr Murphy said: 

"The drip-feed of allegations and revelations over the RHI scandal continues with news that massive overpayments are being made for some RHI boilers.

"Cost controls were removed from the flawed RHI scheme by the then DETI minister Arlene Foster.

"The removal of cost controls left the scheme open to abuse.

"The latest revelations on this morning’s Nolan Show raises questions about what DUP minister Simon Hamilton is currently doing to stop the flow of money to potential abusers of the scheme.

"He now needs to state what if anything is being done to stop more public money going up in smoke.

"The public is entitled to this information before they go to the polls on March 2 so they can make an informed choice."

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