Ulster Unionist Health spokesperson, Roy Beggs MLA, has claimed Edwin Poots` position is becoming untenable’ following yet another detailed court ruling against him.
Mr Beggs said:
“In the UK, ministers do not have absolute power. They must act lawfully and follow the due process when appointing individuals to public bodies.
“It must be of concern to every fair-minded individual that the Minister has been accused by a judge in his detailed ruling of breaching the legal appointment process, of “frustrating” public law obligations and of excluding trade unionists and their members from appointment to certain public bodies on the basis of their status or class.
“With yet another detailed court ruling against Edwin Poots, his position is becoming untenable.”