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DUP blocks Housing Executive investigation motion

A motion calling for the Northern Ireland Assembly to investigate whether housing minister Nelson McCausland misled the assembly has been blocked.

A majority of members, 16 unionists, 32 nationalists and six others voted for it with 32 opposed.

A DUP petition of concern meant it was effectively defeated.

The assembly had been recalled to debate allegations of political interference in the running of the Northern Ireland Housing Executive.