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Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: MLA Pay (31 Oct 2018)

Shailesh Vara: I do not know what the precise sum is, but I fully appreciate and am happy to put on record the hon. Lady’s commitment to this issue, on which she has spoken regularly. When the talks collapsed, there was an element of good will and we hoped that the parties would return and form the Executive again. There has to be an element of good will, rather than instantly saying, “Right: we are...

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: MLA Pay (31 Oct 2018)

Shailesh Vara: As I said earlier, as far as any savings are concerned, the unspent money will be redistributed to the central Consolidated Fund for redistribution to the civil service, who can then reallocate. As far as legacy issues are concerned, the pension issue is actually a devolved matter.

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Political Parties: Loans and Donations (31 Oct 2018)

Shailesh Vara: The publication by the Electoral Commission of donations and loans data for the Northern Ireland parties from 1 July 2017 is a positive step that should be welcomed by the whole House. The decision to publish data from July 2017 was taken on the basis of consultation and broad support from the majority of political parties in Northern Ireland.

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Political Parties: Loans and Donations (31 Oct 2018)

Shailesh Vara: I am sorry that the hon. Lady seeks to make political capital out of this. The then Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, my right hon. Friend the Member for Old Bexley and Sidcup (James Brokenshire), wrote to all the political parties in January 2017 regarding transparency and a date. With the exception of one party, they all agreed on the way forward. As for any other issues, I am sorry...

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Political Parties: Loans and Donations (31 Oct 2018)

Shailesh Vara: I appreciate that this is a long-standing issue and a matter of concern. What I will say is that we have just introduced measures for transparency. It is important that we have some data as we move forward. Then, as with many other things, there is no reason why there cannot be a review. When that review takes place, there will be consultation with the Northern Ireland parties and the...

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Northern Ireland Office: Migrant Workers (31 Oct 2018)

Shailesh Vara: The Northern Ireland Office does not hold information relating to non-UK EU nationals. From the data held at October 2018 on 121 staff, 28% have declared as British citizens, 14% have declared as Northern Irish and 2% have declared as other nationalities. The remaining 56% either prefer not to say or have not declared their nationality. The Department has no agencies. It has three...

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: British Irish Intergovernmental Conference (31 Oct 2018)

Shailesh Vara: As the Secretary of State confirmed this morning, it has been agreed that the next meeting of the British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference will take place in Dublin on Friday 2nd November. This will be chaired by my RHF the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and the Tánaiste, Simon Coveney, with the Secretary of State and Irish Justice Minister, Charles Flanagan, also in attendance.

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Brexit: Northern Ireland (31 Oct 2018)

Shailesh Vara: My Department has regular discussions with the Department for Exiting the European Union, at ministerial and official level, about a range of issues relating to the UK’s exit from the EU. This includes making sure that, as we leave the EU, we do so in a way that takes account of the unique circumstances of Northern Ireland.

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination (29 Oct 2018)

Shailesh Vara: A decision regarding whether or not to extend the HPV to boys would normally be taken by a Health Minister in Northern Ireland, primarily because of the long-term financial commitments involved. I understand the Department of Health in Northern Ireland intends to keep this position under review. Following the JCVI statement published in July, the Department of Health in Northern Ireland is...

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Fisheries: Lough Foyle (29 Oct 2018)

Shailesh Vara: The Government recognises the need to take action to address illegal activity on Lough Foyle. We are committed to working constructively towards a practical resolution to the issue. Discussions between the UK Government and Irish Government are progressing, with a view to concluding a management agreement to address this activity. The management agreement will be without prejudice to the...

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Northern Ireland Office: Capita (29 Oct 2018)

Shailesh Vara: The Northern Ireland Office has awarded one contract which is currently operated by Capita. This contract is to maintain financial data held on the Department’s legacy accounting system.

Northern Ireland (Executive Formation and Exercise of Functions) Bill (24 Oct 2018)

Shailesh Vara: May I start on a rather sad note? I extend my condolences and sympathies to Lord Caine, who is known affectionately to all of us as Jonathan Caine. Jonathan is a friend of mine and I have known him for many years. I think all of us in the House would agree that, as far as Northern Ireland issues are concerned, Jonathan is the fount of all knowledge and the one we go to because he knows all...

Northern Ireland (Executive Formation and Exercise of Functions) Bill (24 Oct 2018)

Shailesh Vara: I will give way this time, but I am mindful of my limited time.

Northern Ireland (Executive Formation and Exercise of Functions) Bill (24 Oct 2018)

Shailesh Vara: There have been occasions when Sinn Féin representatives have turned up at meetings. I very much hope that my hon. Friend will take it on board that the last time we had direct rule it was for five years, and the time before that it was for 25 years. We owe it to ourselves, but more importantly to the people of Northern Ireland, that no stone is left unturned. We are bringing in this Bill to...

Northern Ireland (Executive Formation and Exercise of Functions) Bill (24 Oct 2018)

Shailesh Vara: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Northern Ireland (Executive Formation and Exercise of Functions) Bill (24 Oct 2018)

Shailesh Vara: The guidance to the civil service was deposited in the Library on Monday, and it is also available today on the gov.uk website, from which other people in this Chamber were able to take copies. So, from our point of view, it was deposited on Monday. I hope that the hon. Gentleman will take that at face value, and perhaps seek to retract some of the accusations that he has made in this direction.

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Northern Ireland Office: Contracts (24 Oct 2018)

Shailesh Vara: The Northern Ireland Office has not used gagging clauses in any contracts with charities, voluntary sector organisations, social enterprises or companies.

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Northern Ireland Office: Universal Credit (24 Oct 2018)

Shailesh Vara: The Northern Ireland Office does not record or collate information on staff in receipt of Universal Credit.

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Cross Border Cooperation: Northern Ireland (23 Oct 2018)

Shailesh Vara: We are committed to the Belfast Agreement in all its parts, including the institutions and areas of cross-border cooperation set up following the Agreement, no matter what the outcome of the negotiations.

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Integrated Schools: Northern Ireland (23 Oct 2018)

Shailesh Vara: The UK Government is committed to providing a contribution of up to £500m over 10 years of new capital funding to support integrated and shared education and housing in Northern Ireland. Both the Treasury and Northern Ireland Office have been liaising with the Northern Ireland Civil Service in order to secure the necessary assurances to allow a second tranche of shared and integrated...


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