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Green Party responds to UK budget statement

08 March 2017

Green Party Leader, Steven Agnew, has reiterated the need for the NI Executive to be established as soon as possible, in response to the UK Government’s Budget statement.

Steven Agnew said: “The Chancellor has announced an additional £120m worth of money available to the Northern Ireland Executive.

“At a time when hospital waiting lists are increasing and people in the community and voluntary sector are on protective notice, it is vital that the institutions are back up and running and a budget agreed.

“Furthermore, without an Executive in place, MLAs cannot scrutinise the budget allocation and delve into the detail behind the headlines.

The North Down MLA concluded:

“Another waste of opportunity, time and, potentially, money.”

ENDS

Media contact – Sinead McIvor

sinead.mcivor@party.niassembly.gov.uk

07701 302 498

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