Peers told NI is in 'state of paralysis'
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Lord Empey says NI is in 'state of paralysis'

Lord Empey has said Northern Ireland is in a "state of paralysis" and he questioned the government over how public services are being run.

He was speaking in the House of Lords following a recent court judgement which ruled a senior civil servant had no power to approve a major planning application in the absence of elected ministers at Stormont.

Northern Ireland Minister Lord Duncan of Springbank replied that the government was studying the judgement.

  • 23 May 2018