Pounds 3m Ulster setback

25th October 1996 at 01:00
Northern Ireland schools are to suffer further cutbacks after a government refusal to pick up a Pounds 3 million bill for vandalism in schools during a summer of tension. The Department of Education said it would not meet the bills for the controlled, state sector schools which are Crown buildings, although the Catholic maintained sector schools have been allowed to take out private insurance. This follows government insistence that the estimated Pounds 60m costs of policing the province during the summer's unrest will come out of education and health budgets.

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