Statement by TUV leader Jim Allister:
“Having spearheaded the campaign on the issue for a considerable period I welcome news that the Assembly Commission will at long last stage a display of artefacts held by the Northern Ireland Assembly from 3rd to 28th of September.
“It will be open to the public in Room 114 during weekdays from 10am-4pm.
“Having had opportunity to view the material in storage some months ago I know that some marvellous works of art and memorabilia which is important to the history of Northern Ireland has been hidden under dust sheets for far too long.
“The portraits will, I believe, be of particular interest.
“As we approach the centenary of Northern Ireland there will doubtless be added interest in this material.
“While I would like to see the material on permanent display this is a welcome step in the right direction and would encourage people from across Northern Ireland to avail of the opportunity to view some of our history.”