Statement from the Office of the First and deputy First Minister
The First Minister and deputy First Minister are determined to see the new Victims and Survivors Commission put on a sound and durable legislative footing at the earliest opportunity. To achieve this they have agreed to amend the Victims and Survivors Bill. However, this requires some legislative drafting and, as a result, the Consideration Stage scheduled for today is being put back.
The OFMDFM Committee will be briefed and the agreed position will be put to the Assembly at the earliest opportunity.