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Investment Strategy continued....

The the Deputy First Minister launched the Executive's 10-year Investment Strategy, on 8 October 2012.

Martin McGuinness said there were plans for £13.3bn investment over the following 10 years.

"Our investment strategy must help us address the decades of underinvestment in our infrasrtucture," he said.

The minister criticised the Westminster government for "reneging" on an agrement with the previous labour government to supply £18bn for investment.

Mr McGuinness said the strategy was "expected to support around 13,000 jobs in the local economy".

Mike Nesbitt of the UUP, who chairs the OFMDFM Committee, said the strategy should put the economy at the heart of government.

The DUP's Paul Givan said the strategy was an example of how the Executuive was delivering.

He drew attention to the Maze Long Kesh site.

"There is great potential of this site - it is twice the size of the Titanic Quarter," he said.

Phil Flanagan of Sinn Fein was unhappy that a map in the strategy document obscured parts of County Fermanagh.

The DUP's Jim Wells intervened saying that the Executive had spent £279m on the most modern hospital in Europe, which recently opened in Enniskillen.

Fast broadband was an issue with a number of members including Mr Flanagan, Mr Nesbitt, and the SDLP's Patsy McGlone.

Mr McGlone drew attention to the number of jobs created in the constituencies of the First and Deputy First ministers and called for a strategy to create jobs across all areas, not just those represented by members of "certain parties" in the Executive.

Kieran McCarthy of Alliance called for a better balance between public and private transport, and for greater capital investment in the schools estate.

The motion was passed on an oral vote.

You can see the first part of the debate here.


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