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Marching bands list should be released - Glidernew

18 January, 2017 - by Michelle Gildernew

Sinn Féin MLA Michelle Gildernew has called on DUP Communities Minister Paul Givan to release details of all marching bands which have received funding through a scheme from his department.

Ms Gildernew said:

"Following the controversy over the allocation of funding from DUP minister Paul Givan's Community Hall Scheme, which appeared to be significantly directed at one side of the community, the public are entitled to know how public money is spent.

"I have now written to the DUP Communities Minister asking him for a detailed breakdown of recipients of funding through the Musical Instruments for Bands scheme which the minister announced last year on July 11.

"We need to have accountability so that all sections of the community can have confidence in ministerial decisions and I look forward to the minister's reply." 

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