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‘Education concerns a consequence of Tory-DUP austerity’ - Mullan

3 August, 2018 - by Karen Mullan

Sinn Féin MLA Karen Mullan has said the funding concerns raised by the Department of Education’s Permanent Secretary are a direct consequence of the Tory-DUP austerity pact.

The party’s Education spokesperson said:

“The austerity agenda pursued by the Tory Government and their bedfellows in the DUP is at odds with the properly resourced education system parents rightly demand for their children.

“The much lauded confidence and supply money did not lead to additional or adequate investment in education, it only mitigated against cuts.

“Sinn Féin believe that the educational welfare of our children must be prioritised over short sighted cuts. Children and families should not have to bear the brunt of Tory-DUP austerity. We will continue to demand adequate resourcing for our education system.”

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