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Farset Judicial Review

1 December, 2007

Sinn Féin Assembly group leader John O'Dowd MLA commenting on the announcement that Farset have launched a Judicial Review of decision to withdraw funding for the Community Transformation Initiative (CTI) has said that no-one want to see public money going to the UDA.

Mr O'Dowd said:

"Sinn Féin voiced serious concern when this initiative was first announced by the NIO. It was a mistake to link any money going into Loyalist communities to UDA guns. No-one wants to see public money going to the UDA. That remains the case.

"Government departments have a responsibility to tackle disadvantage and inequalities. The allocation of funds towards this end must be on the basis of objective need." ENDS

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