Special EU Programmes: North/South Ministerial Council Sectoral Meeting

Part of the debate – in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 10:45 am on 27th November 2000.

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Photo of Edwin Poots Edwin Poots DUP 10:45 am, 27th November 2000

Does the Minister acknowledge that the £1·2 million being allocated from the Executive’s Budget would be better spent in actual programmes within Northern Ireland? Does he recognise that the cross-border element reduces the ability of areas not along the border to tap into that money? Is there not, therefore, an element of discrimination against areas such as Lagan Valley?