Terms of Reference not agreed – Ní Chuilín
Sinn Féin MLA Carál Ní Chuilín said tonight the DUP has yet to agree to the Sinn Féin draft Terms of Reference for an investigation into the RHI scandal.
Carál Ní Chuilín said:
“Despite the media spin the DUP has yet to agree to the Sinn Féin draft Terms of Reference for an investigation into the RHI scandal.
“We have yet to be notified that our full Terms of Reference are agreed.
“Sinn Féin has also made it clear that Arlene Foster needs to stand aside pending a preliminary report from the independent investigation which must have the powers to compel witnesses and evidence.
“There is a need to investigate all applications, including those, which successfully benefited from the Non Domestic RHI scheme, and determine in each case whether the Department has a legal basis to pursue and recover any payment made; withhold partial payment yet to be made.
“Any investigation must look at who may have benefitted from this scheme as a result of conflicts of interest.”