04/07/2018

£9m Paid To MLA Wages Since Stormont Collapse

Northern Ireland taxpayers have paid over £9 million towards MLA wages despite Stormont collapsing 18 months ago.

The figure was revealed at the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee on Wednesday, 04 July.

Secretary of State Karen Bradley was being questioned about the issue.
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She said she was aware that there was public anger but mindful that MLAs still work for their constituents.

The £9m figure does not include MLAs pensions or expenses.

(CD/LM)

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