Stormont House represents ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ opportunity: Campbell

Gregory Campbell
Gregory Campbell

DUP MP Gregory Campbell says the Stormont House Agreement and the attendant devolution of corporation tax powers represents a once-in-a-generation opportunity to make significant progress in Northern Ireland.

The DUP MP asked the Secretary of State, Theresa Villiers, if she agreed that the Stormont House agreement, with the boost to the economy that should come as a result of the corporation tax decision, the reduction in the size of Government, and the provisions on no rewriting of the past and no expansion of cross-border bodies, means that we now have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to make significant progress in Northern Ireland?”

Mrs Villiers replied: “I wholeheartedly agree with the hon. Gentleman’s description of the Stormont House agreement.

“It was balanced and fair, it comes with a significant financial boost for Northern Ireland, and it guards against the dangers of those who would attempt to rewrite history.

“Corporation tax devolution could be genuinely transformative for Northern Ireland as a place sharing a land border with a low-tax jurisdiction.”