Ó Muilleoir welcomes additional funds for health and education
Sinn Féin finance spokesperson Máirtín Ó Muilleoir MLA has welcomed the re-allocation of resources, to the departments of health and education in particular.
Máirtín Ó Muilleoir said:
“It has always been Sinn Féin’s position that health and education needed to be properly funded and so I welcome the additional funding that is now going to these departments.
“The finance allocated should ensure that planned cuts to health and education programmes do not therefore proceed.
“We know there are ongoing cuts to the Block Grant as the Tory government, supported by the DUP continue an austerity agenda robbing public services of the support that they need.
“This Tory cuts agenda is further exacerbated by the threat posed to our economy by Brexit when the clear will of the people in the North is to remain within Europe.”