“Admission and attempted mitigation of error is fine. However, this does not bring this matter to an end. Indeed, it raises even more questions,” she said.
“If this way of dealing with RHI is possible, why was it not pursued in 2015 when the scheme was closed? Instead, it appears those in charge have waited until public pressure has forced them to do this and bring the matter to a head.
“We still need an independent, judge-led, public inquiry to deal with the issues at the heart of this scandal. Possible legislation does not change that. This crisis will only be resolved by complete openness and transparency, which such an inquiry can provide.”