Financial Assistance to Political Parties motion does not go far enough - Ruane
Sinn Féin Assembly Commission Member, Catríona Ruane MLA has described the proposed 3% cut to the Financial Assistance available to Political Parties as not going far enough.
Ms Ruane said:
"Sinn Féin proposed a reduction of 10% but no other party supported this proposal. I feel that the decision by the other parties to protect funding to themselves rather than other servicres and jobs in the Assembly is both disappointing and shortsighted.
"While Sinn Féin wil be supporting this Motion I reiterate my belief that it does not go far enough. Even at this late stage - given the financial challenges facing every other area - I would appeal to the other Parties to reassess their positions and support a 10% reduction."