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Cobain warned against undermining work of Regional Development Committee

17 May, 2007

Sinn Féin Foyle MLA Raymond McCartney has warned the chair of the Regional Development Committee Fred Cobain against abusing his position as chair or misrepresenting the position of the committee.

Mr McCartney said:

"Fred Cobain has been around long enough to know the difference between speaking as a member of a committee and speaking as the chair of an Assembly committee.

"His comments in the media yesterday were portrayed as that of a committee chair when in fact he was merely voicing his own political opinion.

"I would caution Fred against either misrepresenting the views of the committee or abusing his position as the chair of the Regional Development committee. In effect such behaviour would only serve to undermine the work of the committee and, for example, our role in working with the Minster to define the terms of reference for the Review of Water Charges." ENDS

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