Northern Ireland

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:17 pm on 26th June 2017.

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Photo of Damian Green Damian Green First Secretary of State and Minister for the Cabinet Office 4:17 pm, 26th June 2017

At this stage, with three days to go before the deadline, the sensible thing for me to point out is that the Conservative party is completely committed to getting the Executive re-established, as is the Democratic Unionist party. We both believe that decisions about the funding of public services in Northern Ireland should be taken by politicians in Northern Ireland. That is the logic of the devolution settlement that we have with the other countries in the United Kingdom, and that is the position we want to get back to in Northern Ireland as well.