DUP: 'Figures bandied about way wide of the mark'

Sir Jeffrey Donaldson, chief whip of the DUP, told the Today programme that the party requested specific funding from the Conservatives as they want to "bring Northern Ireland up to the same level as the rest of the UK".

"In a post-Brexit world we want the rising tide to lift all the boats", he added.

However, Sir Jeffrey said the figures "being bandied about are way wide of the mark".