Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Budget debate rages on.

I've been dipping in and out of the budget debate at Stormont today.  A vote will take place some time later this evening.  Meanwhile both the SDLP and the UUP have proposed amendments to the Finance Minister's figures.

The Ulster Unionist suggested reallocation amounts to an extra £165 million for health in the first year of the budget.  It would be interesting to know whether there are any negotiations taking place outside the chamber.  Can we consider that the price-tag for UUP votes? 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Where have the UUP suggested that extra money from health comes from?

Which other Depts get cut more?

Basil's already suggested slashing Invest NI's budget - hardly great economic sense, but that wouldn't pay for the health spending they're calling for.

Are they going to just pluck the money from thin air?