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Sinn Féin launches Social Development & Housing priorities

14 April, 2011 - by Carál Ní Chuilín, Fra McCann


Sinn Féin today launched its proposals for Social Development and Housing as part of our series of policy document launches in the run up to the Assembly Elections.

The social development and housing proposals outline key areas and issues that Sinn Féin will focus on in the next Assembly term.

Carál Ní Chulín (north Belfast) said: “Sinn Féin will ensure that proper funding and support is provided for the development of the community and voluntary sector, on the basis of objective need.”

“Our proposals include protecting frontline services, tackling fuel poverty, inserting social clauses into public sector contracts and opposing the welfare reform cuts agenda introduced by the tories."

Fra McCann, Sinn Féin Housing spokesperson said: “Our housing proposals state that everyone should have access to decent affordable housing. We will ensure that measures are put in place to protect the most vulnerable in our society.

“We include proposals to have a mandatory registration scheme for landlords in the private rented sector, as well as a deposit retention scheme to protect tenants from landlords who withhold deposits.”

“Our proposals will focus on tackling the inequalities in the housing sector and also tackling dereliction in our town and city centres.” CRÍOCH

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