Sinn Féin call for reversal of uniform cut – Mullan

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:19420689_1481744315202119_2558256730074034732_n

“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.”