“New Decade, New Approach” Agreement

Part of Northern Ireland – in the House of Commons on 5th February 2020.

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Photo of Julian Smith Julian Smith The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

As the hon. Lady knows, this agreement has already delivered an end to the nurses’ strike in Northern Ireland. Having sat through hours of negotiation and discussion, I say to her that it was always clear that the parties had to prioritise what they wanted from Government. They are about to do that, and I look forward to hearing their plans in due course.