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Adams welcomes Ministers support for Conway Mill project

27 October, 2006


Sinn Féin West Belfast MP Gerry Adams has welcomed today's statement from British direct rule Enterprise Minister Maria Eagles that the funding gap for Conway Mill is being urgently examined by the Department of Social Development.

The Sinn Féin West Belfast MP met Minister Eagles last Monday with a delegation from Conway Mill.

Mr. Adams described Monday's meeting on the Task Force report as 'very positive'.

Commenting on the Minister,s statement today Mr. Adams said:

"I am very hopeful that there will be significant investment in the Conway Mill project announced within the near future.

"While some progress has been made in the implementation of the report there have delays particularly in respect of funding for flagship projects like Conway Mill.

"However, following last Monday's meeting and today's statement I am very hopeful that significant investment will be made into Conway Mill in the near future." ENDS

Note to Editor

Statement from Maria Eagles

MINISTER CONFIRMS COMMITMENT TO CONWAY MILL PROJECT

Enterprise Minister, Maria Eagle MP, has outlined the government's commitment to the Conway Mill project in West Belfast.

The Minister said: "Government has worked hard to put together a package of measures for Conway Mill in recognition of its importance as a regeneration project in West Belfast. A lot of progress has been made but there remains a significant funding gap.

"The Department for Social Development is looking urgently at this and my colleague, David Hanson, is hopeful that this can be resolved in a matter of weeks."

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