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ELB overspending - Services must not be hit

9 August, 2004

Sinn Féin Education spokesperson, Newry and Armagh MLA Davy Hyland has stated that services delivered by any Education Board cannot be allowed to suffer as part of the reaction to overspend by the Boards.

Mr Hyland said:

"Whilst it is reasonable that the whole question of financial spend and focus must be examined and concerns addressed, nevertheless any suggestion of a financial claw back must not impact on Services delivered on the ground particularly to the most vulnerable in our community like those with special needs.

"We in Sinn Féin are committed to a cost efficient and effective delivery of Services throughout our education provision and system. Quick fixes are not the answer and will cause nothing more than further hardship and indeed financial crisis." ENDS

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