Monday 26th March 2012 SDLP Health Spokesperson Mark H Durkan MLA has said that Accident and Emergency departments must be better resourced by the Health Minister.
Monday 26th March 2012 SDLP South Down MP Margaret Ritchie has said that the Westminster Budget will not deliver on growth and serves only to punish those worst off.
Monday 26th March 2012 SDLP Finance spokesperson Dominic Bradley has said the proposed Superannuation Bill, which reduces civil service redundancy payments, puts more power in the Minister of Finance’s hands while reducing accountability to the Assembly and damaging industrial relations.
Monday 26th March 2012 SDLP Upper Bann MLA Dolores Kelly has welcomed news that the Department of Social Development is exploring ways of accelerating development of the Portadown Gateway sites.
Monday 26th March 2012 SDLP Leader Dr Alasdair McDonnell MP MLA and West Belfast MLA Alex Attwood have met with the Ballymurphy Massacre families today at Stormont and have reiterated their call for an independent international investigation into the atrocity.
Monday 26th March 2012 SDLP Foyle MLA Pat Ramsey has called on Justice Minister David Ford to give a definitive timeframe for an end to strip-searching in prisons.
Monday 26th March 2012 SDLP Foyle MP Mark Durkan has said he is deeply concerned by the Chancellor’s reference in last week’s Budget that a further £10 billion of welfare cuts will be needed by 2016 – not least because of the devastating impact this would have on low-income families on benefits in Derry.
Monday 26th March 2012 SDLP Foyle MP Mark Durkan has criticised the government over last week’s hit to pension provision in the Budget
Monday 26th March 2012 SDLP Derry City Councillor Jimmy Carr has condemned an attack on a young woman in Galliagh last night.
Monday 26th March 2012 SDLP Social Development spokesperson Mark H Durkan has questioned how effective the new Work Capability Assessment is given the high number of successful appeals against removal of incapacity benefits.