Sinn Féin welcomes SDLP support for Petition of Concern on welfare
Sinn Féin's Conor Murphy has welcomed the decision by the SDLP to support a petition of concern against the final stage of the Welfare Bill being brought forward to the Assembly next Tuesday by the DUP.
Speaking today Mr Murphy:
"We welcome the position of the SDLP in supporting a petition of concern against the Welfare Bill being brought to the assembly on Tuesday.
"I am calling on the DUP to withdraw the bill and re-engage with the other executive parties in negotiations to achieve the welfare protections agreed at Stormont House for children with disabilities, adults with severe disabilities, the long-term sick and large families."