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Schools and hospitals in Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland are to receive extra funds.

Northern Ireland is to receive an extra pounds 58.8m in 1998-9 for education and health, and will benefit from pounds 140m set aside from the Windfall Tax for the Welfare-to-Work initiative. An additional pounds 110.5m is going to Wales in 1998-99 for schools and the health service. The allocation of the extra funds is pounds 60.2m for hospitals and pounds 50.27m for schools. Scotland will receive an extra pounds 195.6m in 1998-9, of which pounds 106.6m is for the health service and pounds 89.01m for schools.

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