Northern Ireland Budget Bill

Part of Miscellaneous – in the House of Commons at 7:00 pm on 13th November 2017.

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Photo of Vernon Coaker Vernon Coaker Labour, Gedling 7:00 pm, 13th November 2017

The hon. Gentleman has made interesting comments about direct rule and some of its dangers. Does he see a role for the Select Committee in considering how devolution could be restored, or how initiatives might be developed, perhaps along the lines that my hon. Friend Owen Smith mentioned, as well as others, to try to support the restoration of the Assembly and the Executive? Has the Committee given any thought to that, or to scrutinising how the budget process works if the Executive are not restored?