Results 101–120 of 4101 for speaker:Shailesh Vara

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...

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: British Irish Council (22 Oct 2018)

Shailesh Vara: Since January 2017 the British Irish Council has held two summits; one in 2017, and one in 2018.

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Northern Ireland Office: Northern Ireland (19 Oct 2018)

Shailesh Vara: In the last 12 months, Ministers have visited the border. Details of Ministers' engagements are published quarterly and available on GOV.UK. The information requested for all officials in the Northern Ireland Office is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Northern Ireland Office: Brexit (19 Oct 2018)

Shailesh Vara: We firmly believe it is in the interests of both the EU and the UK to strike a deal. That remains the goal on both sides and we are confident that this will be achieved. But it is the job of a responsible Government to prepare for all scenarios, so we have already carried out very significant ‘no deal’ preparations for the unlikely event that we reach March 2019 without agreeing a deal. ...

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Northern Ireland Policing Board (16 Oct 2018)

Shailesh Vara: Further to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland’s commitment in her July Statement, she will take forward legislation in the near future which will enable key public appointments to be made in Northern Ireland. This legislation will address the most urgent appointments, including the Northern Ireland Policing Board, to ensure good governance and public confidence is maintained. ...

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Integrated Schools: Northern Ireland (16 Oct 2018)

Shailesh Vara: In March 2016, the then Secretary of State announced an immediate cash boost of £43m to fund the construction of a range of shared education campuses and integrated school projects. That announcement also included the provision of support to advance in planning 17 additional Shared Education, primary and post primary integrated education projects. It was made clear at the time of this...

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Integrated Schools: Northern Ireland (16 Oct 2018)

Shailesh Vara: The UK Government has committed through the Fresh Start and Stormont House Agreements to provide a contribution of up to £500m over 10 years of new capital funding to support shared and integrated education subject to individual projects being agreed with the UK Government. Following the initial announcement in March 2016 of funding to advance in construction and planning a range of...

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Northern Ireland Office: Brexit (15 Oct 2018)

Shailesh Vara: HM Treasury has allocated over £2 billion of additional funding to departments and the Devolved Administrations for EU exit preparations so far. This breaks down as: £412m of additional funding over the spending review period for the Department for Exiting the European Union, Department for International Trade and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office at Autumn Statement 2016. £286m of...

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Northern Ireland Office: Food (15 Oct 2018)

Shailesh Vara: Details of Ministerial meetings with external organisations are published quarterly and are available on GOV.UK

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Marriage: Northern Ireland (15 Oct 2018)

Shailesh Vara: The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland met the Love Equality campaign group on 1 February 2018.

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Equality Commission for Northern Ireland (15 Oct 2018)

Shailesh Vara: The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland does not have a role in the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland’s budget or assessing legal cases it may take. Responsibility for the Equality Commission’s functions and powers is devolved. It is sponsored by the Executive Office, which approves its budget and monitors spend and performance, including the performance of the board. The...

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Northern Ireland Office: Staff (15 Oct 2018)

Shailesh Vara: The headcount in the Northern Ireland Office is currently 152 with 44 vacancies. In 2016, the headcount was 110 with 16 vacancies.

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Offences against Children: Northern Ireland (15 Oct 2018)

Shailesh Vara: Victims of historical institutional abuse have shown huge courage and dignity in their fight for truth and redress. It is important to note, however, that the Hart report was commissioned by the NI Executive, and the method of response to the recommendations should be for a restored devolved Government to decide. I am aware that the Head of the Northern Ireland Civil Service, David Sterling,...

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Northern Ireland Government (15 Oct 2018)

Shailesh Vara: Following the Oral Statement on 6 September, the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland set out the Government’s clear plan to bring about a restored Executive, and has been engaging regularly with the five main parties in Northern Ireland to establish the basis for moving into the next round of more formal talks. To that end the Secretary of State met the five main Northern Ireland...

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Northern Ireland Office: Living Wage (10 Oct 2018)

Shailesh Vara: No staff working for the Northern Ireland Office inside or outside Greater London is paid at a rate below the Real Living Wage as defined by the Living Wage Foundation.

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Northern Ireland Assembly: Members (9 Oct 2018)

Shailesh Vara: The budget for the payment of salaries to MLAs is held by the Assembly Commission which is the corporate body of the NI Assembly. Any money that is unspent or savings realised throughout a year would be returned to the central Consolidated Fund for redistribution within the Northern Ireland Civil Service.

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Northern Ireland Office: Staff (9 Oct 2018)

Shailesh Vara: The Northern Ireland Office employs 119 staff directly, 34 staff on secondment and fewer than 5 staff are working under contract.

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Northern Ireland Office: Living Wage (9 Oct 2018)

Shailesh Vara: I can confirm that no members of staff in the Northern Ireland Office either inside or outside Greater London are paid at a rate below the London Living Wage.

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Northern Ireland Office: Working Hours (9 Oct 2018)

Shailesh Vara: The highest paid member of staff in the Northern Ireland Office is contracted to work a minimum (over a 5 day week) of 41 hours per week. Senior Civil Servants are contracted to work a minimum (over a 5 day week) of either 41 or 42 hours, including daily meal breaks for one hour. The new model contract was introduced on the 1st July 2013, which standardise the working hours to 42 hours...


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