McNulty to meet Trust Chief on learning disability underspend

SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty is to meet the Chief Executive of the Southern Health and Social Care Trust this week to discuss the reported £7million underspend by the Trust over the last four years.
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McCrossan concerned over rising redundancies

SDLP Economy Spokesperson Daniel McCrossan MLA has raised his concern that the number of confirmed redundancies in the last 12 months is 50% higher than in the previous 12 months. Mr McCrossan said it was extremely worrying that 2,889 have been made redundant in 2018 and with a ‘no-deal’ Brexit looming these statistics were likely to increase.
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Mallon responds to leaked Tory plans on Universal Credit

Responding to leaked reports of the Tory Government’s plans to further delay the roll-out of Universal Credit and spend millions to help prevent claimants suffering hardship as they move onto it, SDLP Deputy Leader Nichola Mallon MLA said:
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Kelly: No such thing as an acceptable level of violence

SDLP Policing and Justice Spokesperson Dolores Kelly MLA has welcomed the launch of ‘Ending the Harm’, the new public awareness campaign on paramilitary style attacks. Mrs Kelly said it was vitally important that we reverse the desensitisation of criminal violence in our communities that flies under the guise of paramilitarism.
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Eastwood: May must stop dragging her feet

SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood MLA has said that if Theresa May made the sensible decision to keep the UK in the Customs Union and Single Market, increased checks in the Irish Sea could be avoided.
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