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Speaking on the second stage of the Budget Bill I challenged the Executive to reconsider the draconian cuts to the Culture, Arts and Leisure Budget.

In budgetary terms the amounts of money required to protect the sector is a mere drop in the ocean, yet organisations like Libraries NI, Sport NI and National Museums NI are facing financial meltdown.

I am determined to stand up for everyone who benefits from sport, culture and the arts and because of that I cannot support the Budget until more consideration is given to these disproportionate cuts.

Update: Sir Kenneth Branagh speaks out against Arts cuts


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