Sammy Wilson the Minister for Finance in the Executive has ordered that the Union Flag should be flown from 5 more Government buildings here. This will cost the taxpayers £10,000. The flags will only however be flown on 18 designated days a year. This move by Sammy has been condemned by the SDLP and SF as well as the Alliance Party. Meanwhile his party colleague Edwin Poots the Health Minister has said sorry for trying to close down all the residential homes in the North. He has also said he will not close down any residential homes here for at least 6 months.