Trevor Lunn MLA said: “This was a despicable and deeply immature comment. The TUV have shown their true colours during this episode.
“They tried to cynically use the answer to my question and all they managed to do was embarrass themselves.
“My question was balanced as it asked about both Irish and Ulster Scots translations and the answer was revealing in that there appears to be little demand for Ulster Scots translation services in this Department. There seems no point in the TUV asking for equal expenditure when the demand appears not to be there.”