Thursday, 7 October 2010

Robinson and McGuinness meet Deputy Prime Minister

First Minister Rt Hon Peter D. Robinson, MLA, and deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness MP, MLA met today with deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg at Stormont Castle.

During the course of the meeting Ministers discussed a range of issue including their concerns over the forthcoming spending review and its impact locally.

Following the meeting Mr Robinson said: "During our meeting with the Deputy Prime Minister, we once again reiterated our position that Northern Ireland faces a particular set of challenges which differ from the rest of the UK. The Coalition’s proposed cuts will, I have no doubt, have a far greater effect here that any other region."

Mr McGuinness said: "In the course of our discussions the First Minister and I again reiterated out call for the British Government to fulfil their obligations under the St Andrews Agreement and we will continue to make that case through every avenue possible."

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