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Northern Ireland Affairs Committee
Report published on Sunday 30 June 2019. Government Response published on Friday 6 September 2019.
Following the passage of a bill relating to payments under the NI Renewable Heat Incentive scheme in Westminster, the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee launched a short inquiry into the new payments structure.
The Northern Ireland (Regional Rates and Energy) (No. 2) Bill was fast-tracked through the House of Commons with all relevant stages of the bill taken in one day. The Chair of the Committee, along with many other Members, raised concerns about this process and about the limited time available for scrutiny. The House was assured that the bill must be fast-tracked for payments to continue to be made to businesses.
Evidence given by Thomas Douglas, Ulster Farmer's Union, Chris Osborne, Ulster Farmer's UnionAlan Hegan, Director, Hegan Biomass, Robert Carmichael, Avril Robson, Andrew Trimble, Chair, Renewable Heat Association Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland Affairs Committee publishes the Department's response to its report on changes to RHI scheme payments