The BBC’s Gareth Gordon reports that Edwin Poots was prevented from issuing a statement in support of the national stadium following the intervention of senior DUP figures. It was also revealed that Belfast City Council recieved no formal notification of the deadline for proposals until three days after the deadline had passed. The statement of support was to coincide with the launch of this report (pdf file) into possible sites. Government had previously refused to publish this report but were over-ruled by the Information Commissioner following an FOI appeal by NI football supporters. UPDATE David McNarry has called for Poots to resign.