James Brokenshire: Anti-semitism must be understood for what it is – racism against Jewish people. There can be no excuses for anti-semitism. My Department has led the way across government in tackling anti-semitism, as my Rt Hon Friend, Sajid Javid, highlighted in this House on 17 April. This requires actions, not just words, as this government is doing.
James Brokenshire: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will set out the members of NHS England's Clinical Expert Group for lung cancer.
James Brokenshire: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will set out recent advice and guidance provided by NHS England's Clinical Expert Group on the early detection and diagnosis of lung cancer.
James Brokenshire: As Secretary of State I will continue to ensure that the interests of NI are heard and remain at the heart of the negotiations and wider discussions across Whitehall as we prepare to leave the EU.
James Brokenshire: The UK Government continues to encourage and work with the parties towards the restoration of devolution. If an Executive is not restored soon, the Government will consider what further steps may be needed to fulfil our ongoing responsibility to ensure political stability and good governance in Northern Ireland.
James Brokenshire: The Government is committed to the restoration of devolution in Northern Ireland but the current impasse cannot continue indefinitely. If an Executive is not restored early in the New Year the Government will need to consider next steps.
James Brokenshire: With regards to how many FTE staff hours were dedicated to the compilation, the Northern Ireland office does not hold this information in the form requested. The Department for Exiting the European Union has satisfied the motion passed in the House of Commons by bringing together information for these reports. The Committee on Exiting the EU voted on Wednesday 6 December that the...
James Brokenshire: The Department holds no record of any such representations.
James Brokenshire: Since 1 January 2015 to date, 100 members of staff have left my department. Of these, 68 were due to loans or secondments ending and staff returning to their home department. 17 staff left through a voluntary exit scheme and 15 members of staff resigned or retired. We do not hold information in relation to how many of those staff were nationals of non-UK EU countries.
James Brokenshire: Marriage is an entirely devolved matter in Northern Ireland, and the subject matters of this question are matters for the Northern Ireland Department of Finance.
James Brokenshire: This Government has provided the Police Service of Northern Ireland with the additional resources they asked for and need to tackle the Northern Ireland related terrorism threat. This includes £160m in Additional Security Funding to PSNI over the current spending review period. On top of this, cross-government spending on counter-terrorism right across the UK will increase by 30 per cent...
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. This includes supporting the introduction of the UK Government’s programme to mark the centenary of the Suffrage Movement. 14-18 NOW, the...
James Brokenshire: I received Mr Trevor Reaney’s advice on pay and allowances for Members of the Northern Ireland Assembly on 15 December and intend to publish it shortly.
James Brokenshire: The Government believes that the Stormont House Agreement proposals represent the best means of addressing Northern Ireland’s past in ways that will be fair, balanced and proportionate. The next phase is to consult publicly on how to address the legacy of the past and move Northern Ireland forward, including details of how the new institutions could work in practice. A public...
James Brokenshire: As I stated in my previous response on 27 November 2017, responsibility for prisons in Northern Ireland is primarily a devolved area. Under the devolution of policing and justice in 2010, the Department of Justice (DoJ) is solely responsible for management of the prison estate.
James Brokenshire: Holding answer received on 29 November 2017 The provision made for those citizens affected by contaminated blood in Northern Ireland is a devolved matter. In the absence of an Executive, spending and policy decisions fall to the Northern Ireland Civil Service (NICS), though clearly there are a range of strategic decisions which require political decision-makers to be in place to...
James Brokenshire: Responsibility for prisons in Northern Ireland are primarily a devolved area. Under the devolution of policing and justice in 2010, the Department of Justice (DoJ) is solely responsible for management of the prison estate.
James Brokenshire: The Government is fully committed to the British Irish Council as a forum to maintain and strengthen relations between member administrations. At the recent meeting of the British Irish Council on 9 and 10 November 2017, Ministers reaffirmed their commitment to the Council and its role in promoting harmonious and mutually beneficial relationships across these islands as set out in the 1998...
James Brokenshire: Holding answer received on 21 November 2017 I have a regular programme of engagement which includes community and faith groups. One of the regular topics of discussion is the restoration of a functioning Northern Ireland Assembly.
James Brokenshire: The Northern Ireland Office Communications team currently has a total of 6 staff members. One full-time officer has responsibility for all aspects of social media engagement. However, as part of their role as Government Communications Officers, all communications team members are required to carry out a wide range of communications activities.