Confidence and Supply Agreement

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland – in the House of Commons on 22nd May 2019.

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Photo of John Penrose John Penrose The Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office

It is very clear that the confidence and supply agreement does not incur Barnett consequentials and is separate. In that respect, it is rather like the city deals. I gently point out to Scottish National party Members that Scotland has done extremely well out of the city deals—it has had something like £1.25 billion. It is all very well them gesturing that away, as if it is nothing at all, but this is real money going into important investments in local economies across Scotland, as it is in Northern Ireland as well.