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New Victims money must be evenly distributed

27 October, 2005

Sinn Féin Spokesperson on Victims and Truth, North Antrim MLA Philip McGuigan has welcomed the additional £1.5 million for the Memorial Fund but also urged the British government to address problems faced by groups trying to access the fund.

Mr McGuigan said:

"Sinn Féin welcome extra money allocated to the Memorial Fund. However, we have been made aware of difficulties that groups have been facing in accessing the fund and in the distribution of existing funds.

"The British government need to act to address these difficulties. It is essential that this money gets to where it is needed and is evenly distributed across the board." ENDS

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