Welfare Reform Act 2012: Northern Ireland
Work and Pensions
Lady Hermon (North Down, Independent)
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent discussions he has had with the Minister for Social Development in the Northern Ireland Executive about the effect of the Welfare Reform Act 2012 on Northern Ireland.
Chris Grayling (Minister of State (Employment), Work and Pensions; Epsom and Ewell, Conservative)
Within the Department for Work and Pensions, Lord Freud is the Minister with lead responsibility for Welfare Reform. He is also the Minister with lead responsibility for liaison with Ministers from the Northern Ireland Executive.
The Minister for Disabled People, my hon. Friend Maria Miller, has also had discussions with the Minister on various issues regarding welfare reform on
Department for Work and Pensions Officials are in permanent communication with their Northern Ireland counterparts on issues related to welfare reform.