Belfast Telegraph

RHI probe 'will not call Peter Robinson to give evidence'

By Brett Campbell

Former DUP leader Peter Robinson will not be called to give evidence before the RHI Inquiry, it is understood.

An informed source told the Belfast Telegraph that at this stage there are no plans for the former First Minister to appear at the probe.

In his witness statement to the inquiry last week, Mr Robinson revealed that he advised former Enterprise Minister Jonathan Bell not to agree to requests from party special advisers to erase Arlene Foster's name from Stormont RHI records.

The RHI Inquiry will resume today with Alan Hegan, director of Hegan Biomass Ltd, and Connell McMullan, director of Alternative Heat Ltd, due to give evidence.

Both firms are involved in the supply and installation of biomass boilers.

Later in the week Michael Doran, managing director of Action Renewables, will also give evidence.

The RHI Inquiry has previously been told that the renewable energy company earned nearly £250,000 advising hundreds of RHI applicants.

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