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Statement by Carál Ní Chuilín MLA (11 January 2010)

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Statement by Carál Ní Chuilín (MLA), then Chief Whip of Sinn Féin, on the Robinson Affair, Stormont, Belfast, (11 January 2010)


Sinn Féin Chief Whip Carál Ní Chuilín MLA has today [Monday 11 January 2010] said that she has formally requested the Assembly’s Standards and Privileges Committee look into allegations made in last weeks [BBC] Spotlight programme [broadcast Thursday 7 January 2010].

Speaking from the Assembly today Ms Ní Chuilín said:

“The BBC Spotlight Programme broadcast last Thursday, made a number of serious allegations relating to financial matters concerning two MLAs, Peter and Iris Robinson of the DUP.

The issues raised by the programme include the possibility that one or both Members are in breach of the Assembly’s Standing Orders relating to Members Interests.

With reference to the allegations relating to financial matters made by the programme, I am formally requesting that the Standards and Privileges Committee investigate fully, and as a matter of urgency, whether or not either Member has breached any Standing Order or the Code of Conduct."


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