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Fee of £200 to write an article praising pro-life Catholics is a standard payment: Paisley

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DUP MP Ian Paisley in his office

DUP MP Ian Paisley in his office

DUP MP Ian Paisley in his office

Ian Paisley has said a £200 payment that he received from a religious publication to write a platform piece praising pro-life Catholics is a "standard fee".

The article, which appeared online last month, revealed the DUP MP's admiration that Catholics who take the stance are not "embarrassed" to stand up for their views on the controversial issue.

The payment was logged on the House of Commons' Register of Members' Financial Interests, which provides information about any financial interest a Member has, or any benefit they receive.