DUP blocks Housing Executive investigation motion
8 July 2013 Last updated at 19:24 BST
A motion calling for the Northern Ireland Assembly to investigate whether housing minister Nelson McCausland misled the assembly has been blocked.
A majority of members, 16 unionists, 32 nationalists and six others voted for it with 32 opposed.
A DUP petition of concern meant it was effectively defeated.
The assembly had been recalled to debate allegations of political interference in the running of the Northern Ireland Housing Executive.