Danny Kinahan, Ulster Unionist MLA for South Antrim has welcomed the Water & Sewerage Bill brought forward by DRD Minister Danny Kennedy MLA.
Mr Kinahan said, “This Bill will protect households up and down the country from water charges. This is not the time to be bringing in universal water charges, a charge which would apply as equally to those most vulnerable in society as it would to those most able to pay.
I am however shocked by the approach of both Stewart Dickson of the Alliance Party and the new UKIP Representative, David McNarry MLA. In the past the Alliance Party have actively campaigned for water charges, but then supported today`s Bill. We now also have David McNarry suggesting that water charges should be considered which is in direct contradiction to the position of the long serving UKIP Councillor, Henry Reilly. David McNarry is not only out of touch with his own party colleague, but also with the mood of the general public.”