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Welfare cuts hitting Strabane’s most vulnerableMar 5, 2012

Mon 5th March 2012

SDLP Strabane District Councillor Patsy Kelly has said he is deeply concerned by an influx of local residents reporting to him that their Family Tax Credit is to be cut with some being asked to repay money from last year.

Cllr Kelly said: “A worrying number of people are coming to me saying that their Family Tax Credit is being cut altogether and some have been contacted with a view to repaying monies already issued, as they have been informed they were overpaid...

Durkan calls for meaningful agreement on climate changeMar 5, 2012

SDLP leader and Foyle MP Mark Durkan has written to the Foreign Secretary David Miliband and the Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Miliband at the beginning of summit negotiations in Copenhagen to stress the necessity of achieving meaningful agreement on tackling climate change.

Tue 8th December,2009


Mr Durkan said:"Since 2005, I have been working persistently in Parliament for an ambitious and robust Climate Change Bill – which was enacted earlier this year – and described by the United Nations as both ‘bold and innovative’.

"This new Climate Change Act was the first attempt by any government through law to create binding legal targets on carbon emissions and to establish a carbon budget, which is essential if we are to control the real impact of global warming...