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By David Hanson MP / Latest News / / 0 Comments

Northern Ireland Statement: Budgets and accountability

As the last direct rule minister for Northern Ireland, when I was responsible for Northern Ireland’s budget and many other functions, I wanted to stress to the Secretary of State that direct rule is a poor form of governance.

The collapse in the negotiations to reestablish the Northern Ireland Assembly is a terrible outcome for the people of Northern Ireland. The statement presented informed Parliament that we will now be asked to pass a budget for Northern Ireland. I wanted details on this budget and if it was to include the £1 billion deal cobbled together by the Conservatives and DUP to form a minority government.