Sinn Féin Foyle MLA Raymond McCartney has said the austerity policies of the British government are at the root of the difficulties currently facing the Executive.
“It is ludicrous for Theresa Villiers to talk about the need for all political parties to implement the Stormont House Agreement when her government is continually undermining the political institutions through cuts to the block grant.
“If Theresa Villiers is serious about ensuring the Executive has sustainable and workable finances then her government needs to provide the resources.
“It is not an independent broker in all of this and cannot stand back and attempt to pass the blame. It has a responsibility to step up to the plate.
“Instead of austerity policies from the British government we need to see investment which would allow the Executive to grow the economy and protect the vulnerable and frontline public services.”