Education

Part of Oral Answers to Questions – in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 2:15 pm on 12th March 2013.

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Photo of John O'Dowd John O'Dowd Sinn Féin 2:15 pm, 12th March 2013

I do not believe that I have the authority to do such a thing.  All receipts come back in, I understand, through the Department of Finance and Personnel to the Department.  They cannot be ring-fenced for one or other constituency.  They will be ring-fenced for use in education and will benefit education going into the future, but I cannot, under financial regulations and rules, ring-fence them for any constituency.