Non-domestic RHI: Proposals

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Economy – in the Northern Ireland Assembly am 3:15 pm ar 29 Ebrill 2024.

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Photo of Conor Murphy Conor Murphy Sinn Féin 3:15, 29 Ebrill 2024

The Member will be aware that a previous Executive committed, as part of an agreement, to closing the RHI scheme. I have put forward proposals to the Executive to do just that. I hope that the Executive will deal with that in the not-too-distant future. We have a situation where the scheme is not delivering its intended outcomes in carbon reduction. As I said, there was an agreement among the parties to close the scheme. I hoped that that would be done in a previous mandate, but it has now landed with me to clear up that particular mess. My intention — I have already brought this matter to the Executive's attention — is to close the scheme, consult on the best way forward to do that and try to get access to the funding that we have missed out on over the years to get better schemes in place.