Results 161–180 of 4101 for speaker:Shailesh Vara

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Inward Investment (5 Sep 2018)

Shailesh Vara: One of the fastest routes to a strong economy is through a healthy, growing export economy. The Northern Ireland Office is working with Departments across Whitehall, including the Department for International Trade, to maximise UK Government initiatives such as the GREAT campaign and the recently launched export strategy to promote exporters and help them to realise their potential. My right...

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Inward Investment (5 Sep 2018)

Shailesh Vara: I am delighted to be able to give some very good news to the hon. Lady: in July US company Allstate, which is one of the many companies that are investing in Northern Ireland, opened Northern Ireland’s largest single office development for 15 years, investing £30 million. Allstate employs around 2,200 people in sites in Belfast, Derry and Strabane so, notwithstanding the present...

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Sporting Events: Representation (5 Sep 2018)

Shailesh Vara: The people of Northern Ireland have a proud history of sporting achievements gained while representing both the United Kingdom and Ireland. It is for individual athletes, subject to the rules of their respective sport’s governing body, to decide which country they wish to represent. This Government are wholly supportive of this choice being maintained.

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Sporting Events: Representation (5 Sep 2018)

Shailesh Vara: First, I pay tribute to the hon. Lady, who I know has taken a passionate interest in this subject; we have talked about it before. She will of course be aware that Northern Ireland has won serious medals at the Commonwealth games for boxing. The issue itself is a devolved matter, and is also an issue for individual athletes and their governing sporting bodies to take up. As far as the boxing...

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Sporting Events: Representation (5 Sep 2018)

Shailesh Vara: As I say, if people have the merit to represent their country, there is no reason why they should not, subject to the rules of the governing body of their sport.

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Political Parties: Northern Ireland (4 Sep 2018)

Shailesh Vara: There is a range of legislation that sets out the rules for donations and loans, credit facilities and securities given to political parties in Northern Ireland. The Electoral Commission regulates compliance with the permissibility rules and has published detailed quarterly data about donations and loans in Northern Ireland since July 2017. The Government remains committed to reviewing...

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Stormont House Agreement (25 Jul 2018)

Shailesh Vara: The UK Government has approved over £180 million of funding for shared and integrated education and housing. This funding will go towards Tranche 1 projects including the construction of three shared education campuses, three integrated schools and will allow 17 project proposals to be developed. £140 million of this funding is for the Strule Shared Education Campus. The UK Government and...

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Political Parties: Northern Ireland (25 Jul 2018)

Shailesh Vara: The Government has been clear that following the introduction of the Transparency of Donations and Loans etc. (Northern Ireland Political Parties) Order 2018, we intend to review the operation of the broader framework for donations and loans in Northern Ireland once the regime has fully bedded in. As a matter of good practice we will engage with the Electoral Commission to review...

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Political Parties: Northern Ireland (25 Jul 2018)

Shailesh Vara: Northern Ireland Office officials held a number of discussions with the Electoral Commission on a range of electoral issues including donations and loans over this period. In addition, the Electoral Commission has written to the Minister responsible, Lord Duncan of Springbank, on one occasion and a meeting to discuss this and other issues is being arranged.

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Northern Ireland Government (25 Jul 2018)

Shailesh Vara: Restoring devolution remains a top priority for this Government. We are committed to redoubling UK Government efforts to restore the Executive, and continue to keep a range of options under review.

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Cannabis: Medical Treatments (23 Jul 2018)

Shailesh Vara: Northern Ireland Office officials are in regular contact with Department of Health Northern Ireland officials to ensure that, following a recommendation from the expert panel, appropriate licences are in place which allow patients to be treated with cannabis-based medicines. It would not be appropriate for me to discuss the specific circumstances of certain individuals.

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Political Parties: Northern Ireland (23 Jul 2018)

Shailesh Vara: The reporting arrangements brought into force by the Transparency of Donations and Loans etc. (Northern Ireland Political Parties) Order 2018 and which apply to donations and loans to Northern Ireland parties from within the UK also apply to Irish donations and loans to Northern Ireland parties. In order to make a donation Irish citizens must be eligible to obtain an Irish passport,...

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Northern Ireland Assembly: Members (16 Jul 2018)

Shailesh Vara: As the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland told the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee on 4 July, she has had a number of meetings with party leaders and Members of the Northern Ireland Assembly that have included discussion of MLA pay and does not feel it appropriate to make public the contents of private meetings.

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Northern Ireland Assembly: Members (10 Jul 2018)

Shailesh Vara: The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland has received no written representations from the political parties on the issue of MLA pay, and is carefully considering all the issues and will set out the next steps on this matter in due course.

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Northern Ireland Assembly: Members (10 Jul 2018)

Shailesh Vara: It would be a matter for the political parties to give their public position on the issue of MLA pay. The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland is carefully considering all the issues and will set out the next steps on this matter in due course.

Business of the House: Northern Ireland Budget (No. 2) Bill (9 Jul 2018)

Shailesh Vara: The House will recall that my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State said in her opening remarks that this Bill is a limited but necessary intervention in Northern Ireland in the continued absence of an Executive. The Bill will put her Northern Ireland budget statement earlier this year in March on to a legal footing and provide the necessary certainty and legal authority for Northern...

Business of the House: Northern Ireland Budget (No. 2) Bill (9 Jul 2018)

Shailesh Vara: My right hon. Friend is absolutely right. The families have the daily worry and concern of their loved ones going out to make sure that the rest of community can get about safely, and it is quite right that they too are recognised and acknowledged. May I take this opportunity to welcome the hon. Member for Paisley and Renfrewshire North (Gavin Newlands) to his post? I add my good wishes to...

Business of the House: Northern Ireland Budget (No. 2) Bill (9 Jul 2018)

Shailesh Vara: The hon. Gentleman raises a very good point, and I will tell him why. The last time we moved to direct rule, it lasted five years, and the time before that, it lasted 25 years. The move towards direct rule is a lot easier than the move out of direct rule. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State, along with the Prime Minister, will therefore leave no stone unturned in trying to get a...

Business of the House: Northern Ireland Budget (No. 2) Bill (9 Jul 2018)

Shailesh Vara: The right hon. Gentleman makes a very good point. I do not know how long, but we are still trying to get the parties involved and we are engaging with them. We have the British-Irish intergovernmental conference coming up soon, and we are liaising with the Irish Government, as is necessary. We are not going to give up on this very easily, as I hope is abundantly clear. He will be aware that...

Business of the House: Northern Ireland Budget (No. 2) Bill (9 Jul 2018)

Shailesh Vara: I hope that the commitment that the hon. Gentleman has articulated—others have articulated it—to that devolved Assembly will continue. For the Government’s part, we will continue to speak to other parties to see whether we can get the Assembly up and running. The Government would very much have preferred this legislation to have been taken forward by the restored Executive and a sitting...


<< < 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 > >>

Create an alert

Did you find what you were looking for?

Advanced search

Find this exact word or phrase

You can also do this from the main search box by putting exact words in quotes: like "cycling" or "hutton report"

By default, we show words related to your search term, like “cycle” and “cycles” in a search for cycling. Putting the word in quotes, like "cycling", will stop this.

Excluding these words

You can also do this from the main search box by putting a minus sign before words you don’t want: like hunting -fox

We also support a bunch of boolean search modifiers, like AND and NEAR, for precise searching.

Date range

to

You can give a start date, an end date, or both to restrict results to a particular date range. A missing end date implies the current date, and a missing start date implies the oldest date we have in the system. Dates can be entered in any format you wish, e.g. 3rd March 2007 or 17/10/1989

Person

Enter a name here to restrict results to contributions only by that person.

Section

Restrict results to a particular parliament or assembly that we cover (e.g. the Scottish Parliament), or a particular type of data within an institution, such as Commons Written Answers.

Column

If you know the actual Hansard column number of the information you are interested in (perhaps you’re looking up a paper reference), you can restrict results to that; you can also use column:123 in the main search box.