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Hanna shocked no additional money for Health in reallocations

SDLP Finance Spokesperson Claire Hanna MLA has said that she is shocked that there was no bid for additional resource for the Department of Health in additional allocations published today.
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NAMA inquiry must have all Ireland basis

SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood MLA has welcomed news that the Irish Government is to establish an inquiry into the sale of the NAMA Northern loan portfolio.
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Hanna questions cuts needed to fund Sinn Féin’s ‘make-it-up’ manifesto

Significant and devastating cuts will need to be made to front line public services to fund Sinn Féin’s two and a half page bullet point manifesto commitments. That’s the message from SDLP finance spokeswoman Claire Hanna after Máirtín Ó Muilleoir claimed the party would seek to invest an extra £330 million in higher education.
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Treasury secrecy around Block Grant must come to an end - Bradley

Vice Chair of the Assembly Finance Committee and SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh Dominic Bradley has called for the British Government to end the culture of secrecy surrounding allocations to the devolved nations and allow each administration to full scrutinise Barnett calculations.
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Ritchie criticises Chancellor’s failure to consult RBS on sell-off

SDLP South Down MP, Margaret Ritchie, has criticised Chancellor George Osborne for his failure to consult the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) about the sell-off of the Government’s stake in RBS. An answer provided by Minister Harriet Baldwin to a question tabled by Ms Ritchie revealed that the Chancellor “did not discuss” the sell-off with RBS, Natwest or Ulster Bank.
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