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Welcmome for independent review of Invest NI

2 October, 2008

Sinn Fein MLA and Deputy Chair of the Committee of Enterprise & Investment Jennifer Mc Cann welcomed the DETI Minister's proposal to carry out an independent review of Invest NI.

She said,

"Sinn Fein welcomes this review into the workings of Invest NI.

We have consistently highlighted the need for Invest NI to deliver investment in terms of the Programme for Government and the Investment Strategy priorities, which are growing the economy and using increased prosperity and economic growth to tackle existing patterns of social disadvantage and on going poverty.

Issues of efficiency, effectiveness and the tackling of regional investment inequalities are important as are creating conditions whereby Investment goes to areas that are in most need.

We must take the opportunity of this review to ensure that the people who are directly affected by social and economic disadvantage are directly targeted by organisations like Invest NI.

They have the responsibility to encourage investment which will lead to the creatation of employment.

The promotion of equality of opportunity in the discharge of any public funds is essential for people to have confidence in public bodies and organisations."

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