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DUP and UUP refuse to support extra money for new school builds

30 June, 2010 - by Michelle O'Neill


Sinn Féin MLA and member of the Education Committee, Michelle O’Neill, has put a proposal to the Assembly’s Education Committee calling for the committee to support the Department of Education’s bid to the Department of Finance and Personnel for more money for school builds.


Speaking today Ms O’Neill said:


“Both the DUP and UUP voted against a motion and stopped a letter ofsupport for extra funding from the Department of Finance going forward.


“The DUP and UUP members, including the Chair Mervyn Storey, had an opportunity to to offer practical support to schools awaiting a new build. They failed to do so.


“Mervyn Strorey is very good at grandstanding in the media and on the floor of the Assembly but when presented with practical responses to the needs of schools he has clearly failed to deliver.”

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