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McCann welcomes Minister’s assurance on winter preparations

11 October, 2011 - by Fra McCann


Sinn Féin Housing Spokesperson, Fra McCann MLA (West Belfast) has welcomed the commitment from Social Development Minister, Nelson McCausland that he has a strategy in place to deal with any repetition of last year’s artic weather.
 
Fra McCann said:

“I brought an Assembly Motion for debate about preparations to deal with any severe weather which may occur this year.  In light of the seriousness of the problems experienced dealing with the crisis last year I asked the Minister to outline what measures he had in place to ensure that there would be no recurrence this year. 

"The commitment which I received from the Minister today that the Housing Executive and Housing Associations have put in place mechanisms to deal with all eventualities is welcome. I have also asked Mr McCausland to coordinate with other Ministers, especially the Regional Development Minister, to ensure NI Water is also in a position to deal with all eventualities and was assured that he has already done so. CRÍOCH
 

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