Results 1–20 of 10130 for speaker:James Brokenshire

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Northern Ireland Government (22 Nov 2017)

James Brokenshire: I have asked Mr Trevor Reaney to provide me with advice on pay and allowances for Members of the Northern Ireland Assembly by 15 December 2017. Our estimate of the direct cost of this exercise will not exceed £5,000 plus expenses. No members of Northern Ireland Office staff are dedicated to work on the advice, though I have offered Mr Reaney access to administrative and media enquiry...

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Charles Caulfield (21 Nov 2017)

James Brokenshire: In September 2014, the Government set out its position in relation to the ‘on the runs’ administrative scheme fully in a statement to the House of Commons. In the statement, the Government was clear that the scheme was at an end and that there was no basis for any reliance on letters received by so-called “On The Runs” under the scheme that was introduced by the...

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Northern Ireland Government (21 Nov 2017)

James Brokenshire: I have asked Mr Trevor Reaney to provide me with advice on pay and allowances for Members of the Northern Ireland Assembly. He will report to me by 15 December 2017. I do not wish to prejudge Mr Reaney’s advice and will consider his thoughts carefully.

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Borders: Northern Ireland (21 Nov 2017)

James Brokenshire: I met the deputy Chief Minister, and Minister for EU Exit, the Hon. Dr Joseph Garcia MP on 21 February 2017 where we had a productive discussion on a range of issues, including those related to the land border with Ireland.

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Northern Ireland Government (21 Nov 2017)

James Brokenshire: The Northern Ireland Office has indicated that it will not be possible to answer this question within the usual time period. An answer is being prepared and will be provided as soon as it is available.

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: World War I: Anniversaries (21 Nov 2017)

James Brokenshire: The Northern Ireland Office works closely with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on First World War Centenary Commemorations to ensure the Government’s programme of commemorations has reach and engagement in Northern Ireland, while promoting reconciliation and enhancing prospects for a peaceful, shared future. My officials are also involved in the planning of local...

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Electricity Interconnectors: Northern Ireland (21 Nov 2017)

James Brokenshire: The new North/South electricity interconnector has been given planning approval in Ireland and a recommendation from the Planning and Appeals Commission in Northern Ireland is expected shortly. Construction of the interconnector has been estimated at approximately three years. We remain supportive of the development of a new North/South interconnector and recognise that there is strong...

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Employment: Northern Ireland (20 Nov 2017)

James Brokenshire: The economy in Northern Ireland remains strong. The unemployment rate is down to 4.0 per cent over the year, the lowest since the great recession in 2008, and those receiving unemployment-related benefits has decreased again, falling by more than 26,000 claimants since early 2010. More than 10,000 new jobs were created in Northern Ireland over the year, meaning more people with the security...

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Northern Ireland Government (20 Nov 2017)

James Brokenshire: On behalf of the Government I have been engaging intensively with the parties and, as appropriate, the Irish Government towards the restoration of devolution in Northern Ireland. The parties have made significant progress but some issues remain outstanding. Our focus now needs to be on finding a compromise on these issues. At present, I believe the parties are best placed to do this through...

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Northern Ireland Government (20 Nov 2017)

James Brokenshire: The remit of the advice sought from Mr Trevor Reaney does include support and provision for the employment of Members’ staff. The full remit is set out in my letter to Mr Reaney and is available on the Northern Ireland Office website: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachm ent_data/file/659476/mla_pay_letter__scanned_.pdf

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Northern Ireland Government (20 Nov 2017)

James Brokenshire: I can confirm that I intend to publish Mr Reaney’s advice as to how we should approach pay and allowances for Members of the Northern Ireland Assembly in the continued absence of an Executive.

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Health Services: Northern Ireland (16 Nov 2017)

James Brokenshire: Holding answer received on 09 October 2017 Earlier this year, in recognition of the unique circumstances in Northern Ireland, the UK Government made clear that it was prepared to make available additional financial support following the confidence and supply agreement between the Conservative Party and the Democratic Unionist Party. That agreement made clear our desire to see the...

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Offences against Children: Northern Ireland (16 Nov 2017)

James Brokenshire: I fully recognise the frustration felt by victims and survivors at the lack of progress in taking forward Sir Anthony Hart’s recommendations, and deeply regret that due to the lack of a devolved administration, there has been no movement on redress. I continue to believe that the best outcome for victims and survivors of child abuse is a fully functioning Executive where strategic...

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Blood: Contamination (16 Nov 2017)

James Brokenshire: The inquiry will be a full statutory public inquiry, created under the 2005 Inquiries Act. A further announcement will follow before the end of the year on its establishment.


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