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Nelson McCausland: Stepping aside 'bizarre suggestion'

The Stormont minister at the centre of a political row has said he has no intention of standing down.

A Stormont committee is to investigate allegations of political interference in the running of the NI Housing Executive.

Nelson McCausland told the BBC he will not step aside as social development minister during the inquiry.

Mr McCausland denies he had ever sought to influence the awarding of contracts.

Speaking to Mark Carruthers on the BBC programme The View on Thursday, he said he had been vindicated "time and time again".

Gareth Gordon reports for BBC Newsline.

  • 05 Jul 2013