Nicholas Dakin (Scunthorpe, Labour)
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on corporation tax policy in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.
Owen Paterson (Secretary of State, Northern Ireland; North Shropshire, Conservative)
I have had extensive discussions with ministerial colleagues in the Treasury on measures to rebalance the Northern Ireland economy.
The Government consultation paper published tomorrow will outline the potential for the devolved Administration to be given powers to reduce the corporation tax rate in Northern Ireland.