Balancing the [Executive’s] Books

The BBC reports that NI Finance Minister, the DUP’s Sammy Wilson, has outlined “how £367m is going to be cut from the NI budget next year.”

Mr Wilson said water charges would continue to be deferred in 2010-11, at a cost of £213m to the executive. The Department of Health faces cuts of £113.5m and the Department of Regional Development faces cuts of £80.3m.

As long as there is jam for tea… This Politics Show report is from May 2009. Adds Ministerial statement here and the Review of the 2010-11 Spending Plans [pdf file].