30 June 2009
Statement From The Speaker, Mr William Hay MLA
I have been informed this afternoon by Mr Peter Robinson MP MLA in his capacity as Nominating Officer for the Democratic Unionist Party that Mr Nigel Dodds MP MLA has resigned as Minister for Finance and Personnel. He has further informed me that Mr Sammy Wilson MP MLA has resigned as Minister of the Environment and Mr Gregory Campbell MP MLA has resigned as Minister for Culture, Arts and Leisure. All resignations take effect immediately.
In his capacity as Nominating Officer Mr Robinson MP MLA has nominated the following Ministers:
Mr Sammy Wilson MP MLA, Minister for Finance and Personnel
Mr Edwin Poots MLA, Minister of the Environment
Mr Nelson McCausland MLA, Minister for Culture, Arts and Leisure
Mr Wilson, Mr Poots and Mr McCausland have accepted the nominations and have taken and signed the Pledge of Office witnessed by myself as Speaker and Mr Trevor Reaney, Clerk/Director General to the Northern Ireland Assembly. The appointments take effect immediately.
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