Priti Patel (Witham, Conservative)
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many days were utilised for paid facility time by each trade union representative in (a) his Department and (b) its non-departmental public body for trade union (i) duties and (ii) activities in 2011-12.
Owen Paterson (Secretary of State, Northern Ireland; North Shropshire, Conservative)
My Department has two non-departmental public bodies—the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission and the Parades Commission for Northern Ireland. My hon. Friend may wish to write to the Commissions directly on these matters.