Chris Lyttle MLA said: “I welcome the comments from the Secretary of State in highlighted one of the biggest challenges facing our Executive. We won’t achieve what we want for Northern Ireland if we don’t address this issue.
“There is a need for an overarching Shared Future strategy to show that the Executive is united on agreeing a way forward on this. My Alliance colleagues the Ministers for Justice and Employment and Learning, are progressing a shared future in their Departments, but this is because they are choosing to do so rather than because they are following an Executive agreed action plan.
“It is nearly a year since Alliance left the working group to produce a revised CSI document as it was clear that it would not produce a challenging enough document. It appears that no progress has been made by the parties that remain in this working group which is why the First and deputy First Minister must agree to a new process with politicians and members of civic society working together in an open and transparent manner to produce a new strategy.”