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DVLA Office must remain in North

28 February, 2013 - by Cathal Ó hOisín

Sinn Féin MLA Cathal Ó hOisín has said that there is all party agreement in maintaining the DVLA office in Coleraine.

 Mr. Ó hOisín said,

“I will be supporting the Minister of Environment in his efforts to maintain the DVLA office in Coleraine as its closure will have a severe economic impact in East Derry.

 “The office which employs over 300 people is under threat of being moved to Swansea and I believe would have consequences right across the North.

"At a time when the Assembly in the North is promoting decentralisation of Governmental departments to generate regional prosperity this would be a backward step.

“I also believe that the address system in the North with townlands and other peculiarities would result in people having to return licenses as information could be incorrect.

“This office has served the people of the North well and I would call on all elected representatives to get behind the campaign to save it from closure.”

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