Dickson says evidence is growing against McCausland over double glazing letter

Alliance Social Development spokesperson Stewart Dickson MLA has said that evidence is growing against the Social Development Minister over the change made to a letter to the Social Development Committee to make it appear that the Minister had met the Glass and Glazing Federation instead of Turkington Holdings in relation to his decision to stop a double glazing contract for Housing Executive properties. Appearing before the Social Development Committee inquiry, a representative of the Glass and Glazing Federation said that he found it difficult to understand how anybody could get confused that Turkington Holdings were representing his organisation at the meeting.

Stewart Dickson MLA said: “The evidence is growing that this letter was changed to make it appear that the Minister had met the Glass and Glazing Federation when he had only met Turkington Holdings.

“The Glass and Glazing Federation have made it clear that there could be no misunderstanding – Turkington Holdings were not representing them at this meeting, and there could be no argument to the contrary.

“After the Minister refused to answer my questions in the Assembly whether he ordered this letter to be changed, there is now an onus on him to urgently clarify his involvement in this manner. The Minister cannot continue to let this dark cloud of suspicion hang over his head.”


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