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Sammy Wilson behaving like a direct rule minister – Daithí McKay

26 November, 2012

Sinn Féin MLA Daithí McKay said that Sammy Wilson is behaving like a direct rule minister when it comes to Public Sector Pensions.

The North Antrim MLA chairperson of the Assembly’s Finance Committee said:

“Sinn Féin first raised this issue six month ago with the Finance Minister. We made it clear to Sammy Wilson that there needed to be an Assembly process on the issue of public sector pensions.

“Since then Sammy Wilson has done nothing. Last Thursday he forced the issue onto the agenda of the Executive meeting where Martin McGuinness and John O’Dowd made it clear what the Sinn Féin position was and on that position we voted Sammy Wilson’s proposal down.

“This is a devolved issue and that is why there has to be an Assembly process. Sammy Wilson is behaving like a direct rule minister. MLAs need to do the job that they were elected to do and the Finance Minister should respect this.”

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