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Leonard welcomes announcement by DRD Minister on future of NI Water

13 September, 2010

Sinn Féin MLA and DRD committee member Billy Leonard has welcomed the announcement by Conor Murphy on the future governance of NI Water.

Speaking after an oral statement from Minister Conor Murphy in the Assembly today Mr Leonard said;

“The announcement today that the Regional Development Minister, Conor Murphy, is to bring proposals to the Executive on the future of NI Water and governance arrangements for the body is to be welcomed.

“It is a pro-active approach and one that clearly indicates that the Minister wishes to see issues that have affected the body sorted our as quickly as possible and public confidence restored in relation to the delivery of water services.

“There are clearly two options available. Let NI Water continue as it is or examine how the body would be constituted within the public services giving a greater amount of control, scrutiny and accountability in the delivery of these services to the wider public.” CRÍOCH

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