Tory-DUP £1bn deal may breach equality duties, says NI rights group

Committee on the Administration of Justice questions whether funds would be allocated on non-partisan basis in line with Good Friday agreement

The £1bn deal between the Conservatives and the Democratic Unionist party securing Theresa May’s parliamentary majority is being challenged on the grounds that the spending might breach equality duties.

An exchange of letters between the Treasury and a prominent Northern Ireland human rights group, seen by the Guardian, has raised questions about whether the extra funding will be allocated on a non-partisan basis.

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