AQW 53525/11-16


Mr Jim Allister
Traditional Unionist Voice
North Antrim


Tabled Date: 28/01/2016
Answered On Date: 10/02/2016
Priority Written: No


Question:
To ask the Assembly Commission, following the BBC Spotlight documentary broadcast in November 2014 that reported Sinn Fein's payment of rent to non-existent cultural societies, to detail the investigation that was carried out and the action which followed, including the recovery of public money.


Answer:
The Commission reviewed the content of the two BBC Spotlight programmes. That review confirmed that payments for rent, as reported in the programme, were made for admissible expenditure. As such, no recovery has been sought.