Sinn Féin Foyle MLA Raymond McCartney has said the north’s continued membership of the European Union is good for business.
“All sections of society benefit hugely from our membership of the European Union.
“The business community in particular recognise this benefit every day as they are able to trade freely with a huge market place across all EU member states.
“The fact that a survey carried out by the Chamber of Commerce in the North has shown that an overwhelming majority of its members, 81 per cent, wish to remain in the EU is a clear indication of the value of our continued membership to business.
“As well as access to a market of 500 million people, support from the EU also helps small businesses and start-ups grow and allows established ventures to share expertise across Europe.
“Businesses in the North clearly recognise the huge opportunities that exist in Europe and want to continue to avail of them as members of the EU.”