AQW 11714/17-22 – Independent Fiscal Council

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Finance what recent discussions he has had on establishing the Independent Fiscal Council.

Minister of Finance: Officials within my Department are currently examining the options for establishing the Fiscal Council and I will consider how this is taken forward, and have any discussions that may be necessary, when that work is sufficiently advanced.

While this work had not progressed as intended earlier this year as the Department focussed on the COVID-19 response, I hope substantial progress can be made on this in the New Year.