Friday, 17 October 2014
Social Clauses in Public Procurement Bill 2013: Second Stage [Private Members]
I welcome the Minister’s response to the debate. It is a pity Deputy Lawlor’s contribution was out of synch with the debate. The manner in which we have debated this so far has been positive. Everybody sees the commonsense in Deputy McDonald’s proposal and the idea of such social clauses. The European Parliament has examined this area and is encouraging countries to do the same. It is not double speak by Sinn Féin. In the North, as Deputies are probably aware, parties have been forced into a coalition and there are difficulties within it.