Statement by TUV leader Jim Allister:-
“The Daily Telegraph allegations raise, at the very least, serious questions about the judgement of Ian Paisley. Accepting lavish holidays, offered because of one’s public position, from a foreign government is not a minor matter. The sheer scale of the foreign largesse will, I believe, surprise and cause disquiet to many in North Antrim and elsewhere.
“It is a matter now for the House of Commons authorities to adjudicate on the non-declaration of such personal benefits to a member and his family. However, it is surely necessary and in the public interest for Mr Paisley’s party, the DUP, to declare its response to these revelations. Does Mr Paisley enjoy the DUP’s endorsement in respect of these actions? The public are entitled to know.”