Speaking after reports that Maplin and Toys R Us have gone administration Sinn Féin Foyle MLA Raymond McCartney said:
“News that both Maplin and Toys R Us have gone administration, putting jobs under threat, would be a blow to the local economy.
“Both companies have stores at a number of locations across the north so any job losses would be widely felt.
“While the companies are undergoing the receivership process all efforts should be made to find a buyer in order to safeguard jobs. I would encourage both companies to explore all options and to keep staff informed of all future developments.”