Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 17 April 2014

'We need to know it will work for us'

Sammy Wilson MLA, Minister for Finance and Personnel on the possibility of devolving fiscal powers:

FISCAL devolution is a huge issue for both the Executive and Assembly and this report will no doubt help in providing an informed and balanced contribution to that debate.

We remain committed to securing additional fiscal powers only when we believe they offer an economic lever that could help stimulate our economy.

The Economic Pact published at the time of the G8 included a commitment from both the Executive and the Government to examine what further fiscal devolution might be appropriate.

This requires very careful consideration and analysis to make the right decisions for Northern Ireland.