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Northern Ireland Executive: Funding

Volume 493: debated on Wednesday 3 June 2009

7. To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent discussions he has had with the Prime Minister on mechanisms for central Government funding for the Northern Ireland Executive. (277589)

I have regular discussions with my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister on a wide range of issues. This Government believe that the current arrangements deliver stable and transparent settlements which permit the Northern Ireland Executive to direct spending towards local priorities and needs.