Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy has said Sinn Féin remain opposed to household domestic charges.
The party’s economy spokesperson said:
“Sinn Féin remains opposed to domestic water charges.
“The British Secretary of State has forced a public consultation on water charges.
“This will only add to the cost of living and the cost of doing business.
“I stopped the imposition of water charges when I was Regional Development minister with the full support of Executive colleagues.
“Sinn Féin remain opposed to household domestic charges. We already pay for water through our rates.
“It is essential that the Executive is restored so that local elected representatives can protect households from this Tory policy.”