The Alliance MLA said it was “staggering” the money may not be used to fund much-needed capital builds.
“In the Minister’s response, he states he is working closely with the Education Authority to progress the Fresh Start Agreement programme of new capital builds for schools. However, like many aspects of the so-called Fresh Start, it has not lived up to its billing by the Executive parties.
“There remains a risk of losing £47 million due to underspend. That is £47 million that would otherwise be spent on vital integrated and shared education. That is unbelievable, given the much-publicised lack of funding throughout the sector.
“There are many questions surrounding this matter – what is happening with the extra money? Is it gone for good? As many Departments are crying out for money, it is staggering this huge amount is potentially going to waste.”