Ritchie: Treasury must stop withholding Corporation Tax detail
Posted on 11/12/2014
SDLP South Down MP Margaret Ritchie has said that detail on George Osborne’s commitment to the devolution of Corporation Tax following a successful outcome to the current round of All Party Talks remains short and unsatisfactory.
SDLP Health Spokesperson Fearghal McKinney has called on the Health Minister to halt the proposed cuts in response to the Chancellor’s announcement of a decision to spend an extra £2 billion on the UK health service.
McDonnell: New Budget needed to address public finance crisis
Posted on 04/09/2014 by Alasdair McDonnell MP
SDLP leader and South Belfast MP Dr Alasdair McDonnell has said that the only way to deal with the crisis in public finances which is threatening Executive Departments is to accept that the Budget and Programme For Government are not fit for purpose and must be replaced as a matter of urgency.
McKinney: Legal costs must not trump healthcare funding
Posted on 19/12/2013
SDLP MLA and Party Health Spokesperson Fearghal McKinney has expressed his concern at the amount of funding requested for clinical negligence settlements by the Department of Health in their January 2014 bid.