165164 - Stormont House Agreement (Answered)

Layla Moran
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many applications for funding for money associated with the Fresh Start Agreement have been (a) accepted and (b) rejected in each year since that funding has been made available; and for what reasons applications were rejected.

Mr Shailesh Vara

The UK Government has approved over £180 million of funding for shared and integrated education and housing. This funding will go towards Tranche 1 projects including the construction of three shared education campuses, three integrated schools and will allow 17 project proposals to be developed. £140 million of this funding is for the Strule Shared Education Campus.

The UK Government and the NICS are working closely on a further package of investment for shared and integrated education projects in line with the Fresh Start Agreement.