Owen Patterson attempting to make himself relevant - Raymond McCartney
Sinn Féin comment on NIO consultation
Commenting on a statement from Owen Patterson announcing a public consultation into issues affecting the Assembly, Sinn Féin assembly Group leader Raymond McCartney said:
"Any agreements on the future operation of the Assembly will be reached by the local political parties.
"This is the second time in the past number of weeks that Mr Patterson has made clumsy attempts to make himself relevant to politics here.
"Sinn Féin will not tolerate any attempts by Mr Patterson or anyone else to undermine the power sharing and equality provisions which lie at the heart of the successful operation of the political institutions."