European Funding

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Finance and Personnel – in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 3:45 pm on 14 October 2002.

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Photo of Edwin Poots Edwin Poots DUP 3:45, 14 October 2002

Does the Minister recognise that some problems result from some of the Departments dragging their feet in spending the money? There is concern that money was misallocated the last time, so it is imperative that proper control measures are put in place to ensure that money is not squandered. Nevertheless, the Departments must create the impetus to ensure that the money is properly spent and does not go back to Europe, because Northern Ireland badly needs it.