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Sinn Féin question Foster role in agreeing energy price increases

15 September, 2008

Sinn Féin deputy Chairperson of the Assembly Enterprise, Trade and Investment Committee, West Belfast MLA Jennifer McCann has questioned the role of the ETI Minister Arlene Foster in agreeing the huge increases in electricity and gas prices with the Energy Regulator when she meet him last week.

Ms McCann said:

"The regulation of the energy market is the responsibility of the Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Arlene Foster.

"Arlene Foster has been invisible. I know that she has met with the Energy Regulator and effectively agreed to sign-off on these energy price increases.

"Arlene Foster has serious questions to answer in relation to how agreement to these increases was reached." ENDS

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