Results 141–160 of 10134 for speaker:James Brokenshire

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Devolution: Northern Ireland (5 Sep 2017)

James Brokenshire: Salaries and allowances for Members of the Northern Ireland Assembly are the responsibility of the Assembly and, under the Assembly Members (Independent Financial Review and Standards) Act (Northern Ireland) 2011, are determined by the Independent Financial Review Panel. Any change to this arrangement at Westminster would require primary legislation. The Government’s overriding priority...

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Abortion: Northern Ireland (21 Jul 2017)

James Brokenshire: No estimate has been made as policing and justice is a devolved matter in Northern Ireland. Prosecutions are therefore a matter for the Public Prosecution Service for Northern Ireland (PPS). The Northern Ireland Office does not hold the data requested.

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Administration of Justice: Northern Ireland (21 Jul 2017)

James Brokenshire: It is important that people can have confidence in the delivery of justice and that the criminal justice system in Northern Ireland is as efficient and effective as possible. The Government supports the commitments set out in the Fresh Start Agreement to speed up justice and support witnesses to give evidence. The Government also notes the Executive’s response to last year’s...

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Political Parties: Northern Ireland (21 Jul 2017)

James Brokenshire: The secondary legislation that would introduce transparency is currently the subject of statutory consultation with the Electoral Commission. When this consultation process is complete, I intend to lay the draft Order before Parliament. It is intended that the Commission should be in a position to publish full details of Northern Ireland donations and loans received during the July to...

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Blood: Contamination (21 Jul 2017)

James Brokenshire: As indicated by the contribution of the hon Member for Ludlow on 11 July, we are in close contact with Government colleagues to facilitate discussions with the Northern Ireland Civil Service and with key stakeholders in Northern Ireland on this subject.

Written Ministerial Statements — Northern Ireland Office: Northern Ireland Finances (19 Jul 2017)

James Brokenshire: When the Assembly dissolved in January, no Budget had been set for the Northern Ireland Executive for the 2017-18 financial year. Since the end of March it has fallen to the Permanent Secretary of the Department of Finance to allocate funding to Northern Ireland departments under powers provided by section 59 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998. This situation has led to understandable concern...

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Political Parties: Finance (17 Jul 2017)

James Brokenshire: I first announced my intention to bring forward secondary legislation to implement full transparency from 1 July 2017 during my statement to Parliament on 3 July 2017. This is consistent with the commitment set out in the Government's Northern Ireland manifesto at the General Election. I had previously written to the Northern Ireland political parties in January seeking their views on this...

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Political Parties: Northern Ireland (17 Jul 2017)

James Brokenshire: I wrote to the Northern Ireland political parties and to the Electoral Commission in January seeking their views on moving to full transparency and the date from which transparency should take effect. While all parties that responded expressed broad support for the future publication of donations and loans, only one party expressed support for backdating publication to 1 January 2014. All...

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Michael Hayes (17 Jul 2017)

James Brokenshire: I hold regular discussions with the Irish Government on a range of issues including security. Existing arrangements are in place between UK police forces and An Garda Síochána to allow for co-operation in criminal investigations. Taking forward criminal investigations is a matter for the operationally independent police. The UK Government does not comment on individual cases. The...

Written Ministerial Statements — Northern Ireland Office: Report by His Honour Brian Barker Q.C. on the National Security Arrangements in Northern Ireland, June 2016 - 31 December 2016 (17 Jul 2017)

James Brokenshire: This is a summary of the main findings from the report by His Honour Brian Barker QC, the Independent Reviewer of National Security Arrangements in Northern Ireland, covering the period from June 2016 to 31 December 2016. His Hon Brian Barker concludes: “I was appointed by the Secretary of State in May 2016. I have spent time obtaining an overview of institutions, personalities and...

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Northern Ireland Office: Disclosure of Information (11 Jul 2017)

James Brokenshire: There have been no protected disclosures made by staff within my Department.

Written Ministerial Statements — Northern Ireland Office: Northern Ireland Finances (11 Jul 2017)

James Brokenshire: In my Statement to the House on 3 July, I made clear that the UK Government will always uphold its ultimate responsibilities for political stability and good governance in Northern Ireland. With that in mind, I have been keeping under review the financial situation in Northern Ireland absent an Executive. Having reflected on the situation, and following further advice from the Head of the...

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Terrorism: Hyde Park (10 Jul 2017)

James Brokenshire: I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to all the families who lost loved ones in this appalling terrorist crime, for which there could be never be any justification. I would also like to reiterate this Government’s admiration for members of the Armed Forces, who served in Northern Ireland to uphold democracy and the rule of law. I have received a number of representations about...

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Political Parties: Northern Ireland (10 Jul 2017)

James Brokenshire: As I informed the House during my statement of 3 July 2017, and consistent with the commitment set out in the Government's Northern Ireland manifesto, I intend to bring forward legislation that will provide for the publication of all donations and loans received by Northern Ireland parties on or after 1 July 2017. This will bring Northern Ireland in line with the rest of the UK with regard to...

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Belfast Agreement (10 Jul 2017)

James Brokenshire: As our manifesto at the General Election made clear, the UK Government remains steadfast in our commitments set out in the Belfast Agreement and its successors. The agreement with the DUP reiterates that. This means that we will continue to govern in the interests of all parts of the community and to work in partnership with the Irish Government, in accordance with the well-established three...

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Political Parties: Northern Ireland (10 Jul 2017)

James Brokenshire: The Northern Ireland parties have been obliged to provide political donation reports to the Electoral Commission since 2007. The proposed measures I set out in my statement of 3 July 2017 would introduce full transparency and provide for the publication of all donations and loans received by Northern Ireland parties on or after 1 July 2017.

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Political Parties: Northern Ireland (10 Jul 2017)

James Brokenshire: As I informed the House during my statement of 3 July 2017, and consistent with the commitment set out in the Government's Northern Ireland manifesto, I intend to bring forward legislation that will provide for the publication of all donations and loans received by Northern Ireland parties on or after 1 July 2017. This will bring Northern Ireland in line with the rest of the UK with regard to...

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Northern Ireland Assembly (10 Jul 2017)

James Brokenshire: The payment of salaries and allowances to Members of the Northern Ireland Assembly is a devolved matter and the Northern Ireland Office does not hold this information.

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Northern Ireland Assembly (10 Jul 2017)

James Brokenshire: As set out in the Northern Ireland Act 1998, salaries and allowances for Members of the Northern Ireland Assembly are devolved matters.

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Political Parties: Northern Ireland (10 Jul 2017)

James Brokenshire: In January, I wrote to the political parties to seek their views on this issue and I also wrote to the Electoral Commission. The Commission’s response is available alongside those of other respondents at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/brokenshire-provides-furt her-details-of-political-donations-policy-to-mps. My officials have continued to work closely with the...


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