Sinn Féin MLA Karen Mullan has branded a proposed £3 million reduction for school uniform grants as an attack on children and families from deprived communities.
The Foyle MLA commented:
“This proposed reduction is an attack on children and families from deprived communities and a further result of Tory austerity cuts.
“Since the Tories came into power we have seen over a billion cut from the North’s block grant.
“The DUP in their support for Theresa May’s Tory government has handed them a blank cheque for their cuts and a Tory Brexit.
“Sinn Féin have asked for urgent meetings with both the Education Authority and the Department and will be calling on them to reverse this cut immediately.”