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Sinn Féin set out early issues for Assembly debate

3 September, 2007


Sinn Féin Chief Whip Carál Ní Chuilín has outlined some of the key issues that Sinn Féin want to see the Assembly debate in the coming months.

Ms Ní Chuilín said:

"There are a huge number of issues facing the Assembly as we start back. Recent issues have hit the headlines including the outrage of dog fighting exposed the BBC and the safety of our produce as a result of the Foot and Mouth outbreak in Britain. These will obviously be issues for everyone.

"There are also key decisions facing the Executive in the coming months including what to do about water charges, academic selection and rural planning.

"We are also now beginning of the process of setting out our own priorities for the Budget and Programme for Government. This will take time. We need a process where the Executive works hand in hand with the Assembly and sets objectives that reflect the demands of people across our communities.

"Sinn Féin have tabled a number of motions for debate that we would like to see discussed at the earliest opportunity ranging from Road deaths, to Tax varying powers for the Executive, the mandatory registration of landlords, suicide and action on child poverty.

"We are now down to serious business and we need to build on the good work so far in order to deliver for all the people we represent in the time ahead." ENDS

Note to Editors

Sinn Féin have tabled a number of motions for debate that we would like to see discussed at the earliest opportunity. These include;

  • Road Deaths
  • Tax Varying Powers for the Executive
  • The setting up of an Ad Hoc Committee on Suicide
  • Mandatory Registration of Landlords
  • An all-Ireland approach to the issue Sex Offenders
  • Action on Child Poverty
  • Training and Employment Places for disabled children
  • Criteria for use of Sutent in the treatment of Kidney Cancer

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