Seán Neeson said: “The Result was brought back to Northern Ireland in 1970, and I always hoped that she would be fully restored. I am glad to say that she has joined SS Nomadic and HMS Caroline on the core collection of national historic ships. I asked the Minister to assure me that he would respond positively to the Committee for culture, Arts and Leisure’s report, which stated that there was a need to develop a policy for maritime heritage in Northern Ireland?
“The Minister said that Northern Ireland’s maritime history is very important and said he had discussed how to implement a museums policy with the Committee and was examining the best way to do so. He also acknowledged that a strategy has been outlined as one of the best ways to proceed.
“I look forward to the Minister delivering this type of strategy and I will continue to campaign on the issue until he does so.”