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 Sean Farren Sean Farren Social Democratic and Labour Party 3:45, 14 October 2002

As I said, I am reviewing all those matters. The fact that the Department has received 2,700 applications, many of which came from smaller organisations, suggests that the difficulties can be overcome with the assistance of the intermediary funding bodies and the Special EU Programmes Body. Notwithstanding that, I am aware that there are concerns, and they are being addressed immediately and expeditiously.