This will be an interesting move if the Committee for the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister can implement it. According to Sinn Féin’s Martina Anderson, who is a member of the committee, they have voted to endorse the abolition of the Agricultural Wages Board – although it’s not clear where the proposal came from [The Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister? – Ed]. It shouldn’t be a surprise that a majority on the Committee, with the exception of Sinn Féin, favour the Board’s abolition, the Legislative Assembly previously voted to do just that in line with the recommendation of the Review of Public Adminstration – only to be ignored by the Agriculture Minister. Of course, like Peter Hain before them, before Sinn Féin were in favour of the Board, they were against it too..