Clare Bailey MLA has welcomed the Assembly’s decision today to vote down a motion proposing that the Non-domestic Rates Valuation Bill proceeds via Accelerated Passage.
The Green Party Leader said: "I welcome MLAs’ decision to reject the Finance Minister’s attempt to rush this Bill through the Assembly, bypassing committee scrutiny.
"All proposed laws should be subject to proper oversight by the Assembly, and recent whistleblower claims mean that this legislation deserves particularly close attention and scrutiny.
"The five-party Executive does not have a good track record when it comes to managing Northern Ireland’s public finances. MLAs have a duty to ensure that a scandal like RHI does not re-occur. That starts with ensuring that the Executive parties aren’t able to dodge scrutiny."
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