This was an extremely long day for me with an early start in the morning and not home at night until almost 11.30. It was also extremely busy. I started with a meeting of the DUP ministers in the Executive and then had a debate in the Assembly on a CAL committee report on funding for the arts. This was followed by a departmental question time and there were questions about the Irish language, the Ulster-Scots Agency, amateur football and the Public Record Office.
In the evening I travelled up to Portadown for a 10th anniversary celebration for a community initiative named PLACE, which works in the PUL (Protestant-Unionist-Loyalist) estates in the Portadown area - Brownstown, Corcrain, Rectory, Redmandville and Killicomaine. This is an example of good practice in community development and the communities and the organisation deserve great credit for all they have achieved.