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Funding can be made available for historic abuse inquiry – McCann

21 July, 2014 - by Jennifer McCann

Sinn Féin MLA and Junior Minister Jennifer McCann said today that funding can be found for the Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry.

Speaking after meeting with victims and survivors of institutional abuse at Stormont today, the West Belfast MLA said; 

“Despite claims to the contrary by the DUP’s Sammy Wilson funding can be made available immediately for the historical abuse inquiry.

“As a former finance minister Sammy Wilson is well aware that money has been released in the past outside the agreed Programme for Government or routine monitoring rounds to provide funding for flood relief and in the aftermath of the winter snow crisis. 

“Sinn Féin is supporting the victims’ call for the funding needed by the HIAI to continue its investigation into the abuse of children in homes to be ringfenced.”

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