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Maskey calls on Hamilton to state when he became aware of advisor's father-in-law's RHI link

22 January, 2017 - by Alex Maskey

Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey has called on Economy Minister Simon Hamilton to state when he became aware that his special advisor's father-in-law was in the RHI scheme. 

Mr Maskey also called on Simon Hamilton to publish a full timeline on the RHI scheme as well as a full list of beneficiaries. 

Mr Maskey said; 

"Revelations that the father in law of the DUP special advisor to economy minister Simon Hamilton was in the RHI scheme has only served to further undermine public confidence in the political institutions. 

"Questions now arise about what exactly Simon Hamilton knew about this and when he was made aware of it. 

"Simon Hamilton now has a responsibility to come forward and make this information public in the interests of accountability and transparency. 

"We need to see the publication of the full list of beneficiaries, with dates of when they joined the scheme, in order to address concerns around any potential conflicts of interest in relation to the scheme. 

"The public are entitled to answers over the DUP's handling of the entire scheme." 

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