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European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 6) Bill (4 Sep 2019)

Sylvia Hermon: My patience has been rewarded; I am enormously grateful to the Secretary of State for allowing me to intervene. The Secretary of State will be well aware that the Prime Minister claimed in August that the backstop contravenes the consent principle in the Good Friday agreement. Will the right hon. Gentleman take this opportunity to correct the record? The backstop in no way compromises the...

European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 6) Bill (4 Sep 2019)

Sylvia Hermon: I am enormously grateful to the right hon. and learned Gentleman for allowing me to intervene. Does he agree that it is very strange, to put it mildly—bearing in mind that the Republic of Ireland is our nearest EU neighbour, shares a land frontier with part of the United Kingdom in Northern Ireland and is a co-guarantor of the Good Friday agreement—that if the Prime Minister has been so,...

European Union (Withdrawal) (3 Sep 2019)

Sylvia Hermon: The right hon. Gentleman will know the importance of the Good Friday agreement to the people of Northern Ireland. He will also know, as a Unionist, that without a deal there will be an inevitable hardening of the border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, which will incentivise Sinn Féin to agitate for a border poll to take Northern Ireland out of the United Kingdom and...

G7 Summit (3 Sep 2019)

Sylvia Hermon: I think the Prime Minister owes the people of Northern Ireland some explanation of why he and his Government have treated the Good Friday agreement—the Belfast agreement—in such a careless and cavalier manner. That agreement has kept stability and peace in Northern Ireland since it was signed 21 years ago. It is reported that the Crown Solicitor’s Office in Belfast has advised the...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Terminal Illnesses (3 Sep 2019)

Sylvia Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 22 July 2019 to Question 278405 on Universal Credit: Terminal Illnesses and with reference to the absence of a Northern Ireland Executive, if she will extend the review of the universal credit six month rule on terminal illness to Northern Ireland.

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Alcoholic Drinks: Licensing (3 Sep 2019)

Sylvia Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, with reference to the absence of a Northern Ireland Executive, what steps her Office is taking with the Northern Ireland Department for Communities to reform liquor licensing to support the hospitality and tourism sectors in Northern Ireland; and if she will make a statement.

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Tourism Ireland: Finance (3 Sep 2019)

Sylvia Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 23 July 2019 to Question 278925 and with reference to the absence of a Northern Ireland Executive, how much funding was allocated to Tourism Ireland in each of the last three years; and if she will make a statement.

Draft Historical Abuse Bill (Northern Ireland) (24 Jul 2019)

Sylvia Hermon: I have to say clearly to the Government Minister that the dithering, procrastination and excuses around the delays in compensating the victims of historical institutional abuse in Northern Ireland have been absolutely shameful. The dithering must stop. Three months ago, the head of the Northern Ireland civil service, David Sterling, said that the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland had a...

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Loughs Agency: Finance (23 Jul 2019)

Sylvia Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether the Government plans to provide funding to the Loughs Agency after the UK leaves the EU; and if she will make a statement.

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Tourism Ireland: Finance (23 Jul 2019)

Sylvia Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether the Government will continue to provide financial support to Tourism Ireland after the UK leaves the EU; what the level of current financial support is; and if she will make a statement.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Terminal Illnesses (22 Jul 2019)

Sylvia Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions she has had with the permanent secretary of the Department of Communities in Northern Ireland on the extension of the review of the universal credit six month rule on terminal illness to Northern Ireland.

Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill: Extension of period for forming an Executive (9 Jul 2019)

Sylvia Hermon: I am exceedingly grateful to the right hon. Gentleman, who is being very generous indeed. I think that it would be very helpful if he, and indeed his colleagues, clarified how many members of the British Army have been investigated, re-investigated and prosecuted in Northern Ireland. I think the numbers would be very instructive and interesting.

Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill: Extension of period for forming an Executive (9 Jul 2019)

Sylvia Hermon: Will the right hon. Gentleman give way?

Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill: Extension of period for forming an Executive (9 Jul 2019)

Sylvia Hermon: I am very grateful. Since the right hon. Gentleman’s amendment makes reference to “other security personnel”, will he confirm whether he and his colleagues have taken the view of the Northern Ireland Retired Police Officers Association, and will he elaborate on their opposition to any such amnesty or statute of limitations? That would be enlightening for the Committee.

Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill: Marriage of same-sex couples in Northern Ireland (9 Jul 2019)

Sylvia Hermon: The hon. Lady is of course absolutely right. We do not have a functioning Assembly. We have not had one since January 2017 and there is no prospect of it any time soon. It is absolutely unacceptable that last year over 1,000 women had to leave Northern Ireland, their homeland, to seek an abortion in England, Wales or Scotland. That cannot be right. It should be done closer to home—that is,...

Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill: Marriage of same-sex couples in Northern Ireland (9 Jul 2019)

Sylvia Hermon: I am most grateful to the Minister for giving way so early in his speech. In the light of the untimely and shocking death of Sir Anthony Hart this morning, will the Minister give a firm commitment that the Government—the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland is present in the Chamber—will implement at the earliest opportunity Sir Anthony’s recommendations, which he made after very...

Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill: Marriage of same-sex couples in Northern Ireland (9 Jul 2019)

Sylvia Hermon: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?


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