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Sinn Féin MLA appointed temporary chair of Health Committee

17 September, 2013 - by Maeve McLaughlin

Sinn Féin Foyle MLA Maeve McLaughlin has today been appointed as Chair of the Health Committee at the Assembly.

This is due to the current Chair Sue Ramsey’s temporary absence because of illness.

The Foyle MLA said:

“Sue has been doing a great job as chair and hopefully she will return to the committee as soon as possible in good health.

“In the meantime I will endeavour to do my best to follow on the example Sue has given of being an efficient, effective and fair Chair of the Health Committee.

“There are many pressing issues facing the Health Department, not least the issue of sexual exploitation involving some young people in care homes, Transforming Your Care and the health minister’s foolish action in appealing the court decision to allow civil partnerships and same sex couples to adopt.” END

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