Northern Ireland Budget (Anticipation and Adjustments) (No. 2) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:50 pm on 5th March 2019.

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Photo of Vernon Coaker Vernon Coaker Labour, Gedling 3:50 pm, 5th March 2019

I am not trying to criticise. I am not complaining or saying that the Secretary of State is wrong. All I am saying is that, for example, the Secretary of State’s statement states that £16.5 million goes to the police for EU exit preparations. That means that, somewhere along the line, the police have decided that they would like those additional moneys to help. All I am saying, as somebody who takes a keen interest in Northern Ireland, is that with that, or with the schools, or with health, it would be helpful, as far as possible, to have some idea about the reasons that that money has been requested—not to criticise it, but just to understand it better.