McCartney welcomes SDLP support over welfare

Foyle MLA Raymond McCartney.
Foyle MLA Raymond McCartney.

Sinn Féin Foyle MLA Raymond McCartney has welcomed the decision by the SDLP to support a petition of concern against the final stage of the Welfare Bill being brought forward to the Assembly on Tuesday by the DUP.

Mr. McCartney went on to call on the DUP to withdraw the bill immediately.

“We welcome the position of the SDLP in supporting a petition of concern against the Welfare Bill being brought to the assembly on Tuesday.

“I am calling on the DUP to withdraw the bill and re-engage with the other executive parties in negotiations to achieve the welfare protections agreed at Stormont House for children with disabilities, adults with severe disabilities, the long-term sick and large families,” he said.