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Sinn Féin propose ad-hoc committee to scrutinise Welfare Reform Bill

8 November, 2012 - by Mickey Brady

Sinn Féin MLA and Deputy Chair of the Social Development Committee Mickey Brady has said that the committee is bringing forward a motion to the Assembly calling for an ad-hoc committee to be set up in order to ensure that the Welfare Reform Bill is Human Rights and Equality compliant.

 Mr. Brady said,

“Following submissions from a wide range of groups who raised the issue of whether the Welfare Reform Bill met with Equality and Human Rights legislation the Committee has voted in favour of bringing a motion before the Assembly.

"Sinn Fein is pleased the committee supported the proposal to establish this Ad-Hoc committee and this underpins our commitment and promise to fully scrutinise this Welfare Reform Bill, especially given the widespread concerns expressed by a wide range voices within the community."

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