MLAS debate economic development in Down District

Help

Sinn Fein's Chris Hazzard brought the adjournment debate on the subject of the lack of economic development in Down District, on 25 June 2013.

Mr Hazzard said 4,000 cars left the district "each and every day" for work in Belfast.

He called for the relocation of public sector jobs to Downpatrick, the district's biggest town.

Other MLAs, including the SDLP's Sean Rogers and Karen McKevitt, Ulster Unionist Jo-Anne Dobson, Sinn Fein's Caitriona Ruane, John McCallister of NI21, and the DUP's Jim Wells and Simon Hamilton also took part.

Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster said the location decisions for foreign direct investment were a matter for individual companies.

She said it was vitally important that all of the stakeholders worked together on the "story" of Down District Council area.

Copyright © 2017 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.