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Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Devolved Government (7 Feb 2018)

Sylvia Hermon: I would like the Secretary of State just to take a few moments to explain to the House and the people in Northern Ireland the level of engagement with the smaller parties in Northern Ireland—the Alliance party, the Social Democratic and Labour party, and the Ulster Unionist party—in the recently resumed talks. I have had it reported to me that they had a cup of tea and a bit of a...

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Religion: Northern Ireland (7 Feb 2018)

Sylvia Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 8 January 2018 to Question 120791, for what reasons that answer does not refer to meetings with any of the leaders of the four main churches in Northern Ireland.

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Northern Ireland Government (7 Feb 2018)

Sylvia Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 8 January 2018 to Question 120790, what the timescale is for the publication of the consultation on legacy issues in Northern Ireland.

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Marriage: Northern Ireland (7 Feb 2018)

Sylvia Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 9 January 2018 to Question 120800, if she will take steps to meet with the (a) Northern Ireland Equality Commission and (b) Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission to discuss the recognition of same-sex marriages in Northern Ireland.

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Northern Ireland Assembly: Pay (7 Feb 2018)

Sylvia Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 15 January 2018 to Question 121859, what the timescale is for the implementation of the recommendations of the Reaney review of the salaries and staff allowances of members of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: BBC Northern Ireland: Equal Pay (7 Feb 2018)

Sylvia Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 15 January 2018 to Question 121860, if she will make representations to the Northern Ireland Equality Commission on ensuring equal pay for BBC employees in Northern Ireland.

Opposition Day: Government’s EU Exit Analysis (31 Jan 2018)

Sylvia Hermon: Since the Conservative party governs with the support of the 10 Democratic Unionist party Members—of whom I am not one—I am very curious to know whether any Member of the DUP will have advance notice of this economic analysis ahead of the Select Committee or, indeed, in addition to the Select Committee.

Pip Back Payments (30 Jan 2018)

Sylvia Hermon: I recognise that the Minister has great compassion in her role, and the manner in which she has spoken today confirms that, but I was very disappointed by her response when Motability vehicles were mentioned. The Minister must take a much more robust direction in this regard. I have constituents who have definitely been refused PIP on account of their mental health condition and have...

Leaving the Eu: Economic Analysis (30 Jan 2018)

Sylvia Hermon: The Minister will be well aware that Sinn Féin has already used the Brexit decision to agitate for a border poll. I say to the British Government that they need to be very careful to ensure that Sinn Féin does not use any more negative impact assessments to feed its narrative. In those circumstances, what guarantees can he offer the people of Northern Ireland that the economy will...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Northern Ireland (29 Jan 2018)

Sylvia Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the implementation in parts of Northern Ireland of universal credit; and if she will make a statement.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Bombardier: USA (25 Jan 2018)

Sylvia Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will publish the papers his Department submitted to the US International Trade Commission in support of Bombardier in Belfast in relation to that company's dispute with Boeing in the US; and if he will make a statement.

Refugees and Human Rights (24 Jan 2018)

Sylvia Hermon: Before the Minister leaves the issue of Libya, I am sure he will agree with me that the most fundamental right of all is the right to life. There are people in the United Kingdom who suffered grievously as a result of Gaddafi-sponsored IRA Semtex bombs. Will the Minister assure me that, as well as the other human rights crises in the Mediterranean, that human rights issue, which affects...

Refugees and Human Rights (24 Jan 2018)

Sylvia Hermon: May I ask the right hon. Lady to put on the record a tribute to the BBC journalists and other reporters around the world who highlight to us, with great sensitivity and great honesty, the appalling conflicts, the famines, the plight of refugees, and the cruelty experienced by Christians and other minorities? Will she also pay tribute to those journalists who have given their lives in...

Presidents Club Charity Dinner (24 Jan 2018)

Sylvia Hermon: I was profoundly shocked by the reports of what happened at the event organised by the Presidents Club, and I am pleased that the Minister has given such a robust condemnation of the event. Although she has been very loyal to her ministerial colleague, who reportedly did not stay for any long period of time, it is also reported that the same hon. Gentleman attended the Presidents Club event...

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Offences against Children: Northern Ireland (24 Jan 2018)

Sylvia Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will make it her priority to meet the victims and survivors of historical institutional abuse in Northern Ireland; and if she will make a statement.

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Offences against Children: Northern Ireland (24 Jan 2018)

Sylvia Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans she has to implement the recommendations of the Hart Report of 20 January 2017 on compensation for victims and survivors of historical institutional abuse in Northern Ireland; and if she will make a statement.

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Bombardier Aerospace: Belfast (23 Jan 2018)

Sylvia Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will make it her priority to meet with Bombardier in Belfast to discuss the potential merits of additional Government support for that company in its dispute with Boeing in the US; and if she will make a statement.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Cash Dispensing: Northern Ireland (19 Jan 2018)

Sylvia Hermon: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential loss of free-to-use ATMs in (a) North Down, (b) Northern Ireland as a consequence of LINK'S proposal to reduce the interchange free by 20 per cent; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Revenue and Customs: Northern Ireland (18 Jan 2018)

Sylvia Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions she has had with the Northern Ireland Office on the number of additional HM Revenue and Customs officials required in Northern Ireland to fulfil their new functions under the Trade Bill; and if she will make a statement.

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Terrorism: Northern Ireland (18 Jan 2018)

Sylvia Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment he has made of trends in the levels of recruitment to loyalist paramilitary groups in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.


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