Gary Hynds: Spending Round proves the Conservatives are delivering on the public’s priorities

Northern Ireland Conservatives Deputy Chairman, Gary Hynds has welcomed the Spending Round which ensures that all government departments have the funding they need to deliver on the public’s priorities – clearing the decks to allow them to focus on Brexit.

On Wednesday, the Government set out a new bold and ambitious agenda to build a brighter future for our country as we prepare to leave the European Union on 31 October.

As part of the Government’s commitments to fund the nation’s priorities, the Spending Round confirmed an extra £400 million for Northern Ireland, building on the £300 million announced in July to deliver city and growth deals across Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Commenting, Gary said:

“Thanks to the hard work of the British people and tough decisions made by successive Conservative governments over the last decade, we can now afford to spend more on people’s priorities.

“I am delighted that this Spending Round is continuing to support the nation’s priorities. These ambitious plans will ensure a fantastic education for every child, safer streets across the country, and better healthcare for those who need it.

“Only Boris Johnson and the Conservatives will build a brighter future for Britain – ensuring that we have a strong economy and can reap the benefits of Brexit after we leave the EU on 31 October.”

"Politicians in Northern Ireland now have a duty to get Stormont back and spend this money wisely for the betterment of our society and everyone within it."