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Upcoming Business – Lords: Main Chamber (27 Feb 2024)

Debate on an Humble Address: Northern Ireland – Lord Caine. Motion for Humble Address

Previous Business – Lords: Grand Committee (26 Feb 2024)

Local Elections (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Order 2024; Representation of the People (Postal Vote Handling etc.) (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Regulations 2024 – Lord Caine. Orders and regulations; 3:45 pm

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: UK Internal Trade: Northern Ireland (26 Feb 2024)

Lord Caine: I would refer the Noble Baroness to the answer I gave to Lord Dodds of Duncairn in response to WPQ UIN HL2621 on 23 February 2024.

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: UK Internal Trade: Northern Ireland (23 Feb 2024)

Lord Caine: The Government is working actively to deliver commitments made in the Safeguarding the Union command paper, which was published on 31 January (CP 1021). This includes the passing into law on 20 February of two statutory instruments to give effect to legislative assurances contained within the command paper. Any required further legislation will be brought forward as soon as parliamentary time...

Windsor Framework (Constitutional Status of Northern Ireland) Regulations 2024 - Motion to Approve (13 Feb 2024)

Lord Caine: My Lords, I thank all those who contributed to this brief debate. I will endeavour not to keep us much beyond midnight. I jest—but, in all seriousness, if there is one thing that I think we can all agree on, it is that this debate has demonstrated once again the importance of Northern Ireland to all of us who have contributed, no matter where we stand on the deal, the Command Paper or these...

Windsor Framework (Constitutional Status of Northern Ireland) Regulations 2024 - Motion to Approve (13 Feb 2024)

Lord Caine: My Lords, I shall speak also to the draft Windsor Framework (UK Internal Market and Unfettered Access) Regulations 2024. I offer my gratitude to my noble friend Lord Hunt of Wirral, chair of the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee; the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments; and members of those committees in this House and the other place for their expeditious consideration of both...

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Terrorism: Northern Ireland (13 Feb 2024)

Lord Caine: The Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Act 2023 requires Troubles-related inquests to conclude by 1 May 2024. The legislation provides a limited carve out for any Troubles-related inquests where the hearing of all evidence has finished and where the only matter still to come is the delivery of the inquest’s findings. The Act contains provisions allowing a coroner to...

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Northern Ireland Protocol (13 Feb 2024)

Lord Caine: The Command Paper ‘Safeguarding the Union’ builds on the progress under the Windsor Framework, strengthening the UK Internal Market and the Union into the long term. It remains the case that the decision as to whether Articles 5 to 10 of the Windsor Framework should continue to apply in Northern Ireland will be taken by the Northern Ireland Assembly later this year.

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Terrorism: Northern Ireland (13 Feb 2024)

Lord Caine: At this time, 37 Troubles-related inquests have not been completed:18 cases have commenced hearing of evidence;A further two cases have been listed for hearing;Another 17 cases have not been listed for hearing.

Northern Ireland Executive Formation - Statement ( 1 Feb 2024)

Lord Caine: I am grateful to the noble Lord, Lord Dodds of Duncairn, for his words, and I welcome his positive remarks about a number of the new bodies, such as InterTrade UK and the new east-west council. He made a number of points on the so-called Irish Sea border that have been made on a number of occasions by members of his party and other political parties in Northern Ireland. I am sorry to say to...

Northern Ireland Executive Formation - Statement ( 1 Feb 2024)

Lord Caine: I am very grateful to the former Secretary of State for his comments and commend him for the work he did as Secretary of State in trying to move Northern Ireland forward after 1998—in particular at Weston Park in, I think, 2001. I also endorse what he said about Sir Jeffrey. In my comments, I failed to mention the fact that Sir Jeffrey had a distinguished career in the Ulster Defence...

Northern Ireland Executive Formation - Statement ( 1 Feb 2024)

Lord Caine: I am grateful to the noble Lord. I appreciate that he has a particular interest in this area and is involved in one of the potential bids for levelling up fund money in Coleraine. As to the details, I am not in a position to give him an answer now, but I will endeavour to write to him very rapidly.

Northern Ireland Executive Formation - Statement ( 1 Feb 2024)

Lord Caine: I welcome the fact that my noble friend supports the restoration of the institution; where I part company is on the issue of alignment. There is absolutely nothing in this deal that prevents the United Kingdom diverging from European rules and European law, should Ministers believe that is in the interests of the UK. Fundamentally, that will be a matter for the Parliament of the United...

Northern Ireland Executive Formation - Statement ( 1 Feb 2024)

Lord Caine: I thank the noble Lord, who is my good friend, for his kind words. I pay tribute to him for the many hours of work he put into this process behind the scenes in bringing us to this place—and, if I am allowed to say, to members of his wider family. In the interests of brevity, I endorse entirely his comments. I reiterate my tribute to the Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for...

Northern Ireland Executive Formation - Statement ( 1 Feb 2024)

Lord Caine: My noble friend will be aware that the statutory instrument, which we will have the opportunity to debate at length, reaffirms the supremacy of UK law, including the Acts of Union, in respect of Northern Ireland. On the trade issue, the aim of the second statutory instrument is to future-proof Northern Ireland’s position within the UK internal market. Of course, no Parliament can bind its...

Northern Ireland Executive Formation - Statement ( 1 Feb 2024)

Lord Caine: The Government are absolutely confident that this deal will guarantee the smooth flow of goods throughout the United Kingdom. That is not just the opinion of the Government but of the noble Lord’s party leader, on which basis he has advised his party to go back into the Northern Ireland Executive. We will have a chance to debate these points more fully, in the interests of other speakers. I...

Northern Ireland Executive Formation - Statement ( 1 Feb 2024)

Lord Caine: Those will of course all be matters for the new Executive to take forward, not for His Majesty’s Government to impose. However, I am sure that they will take note of the comments of the noble Baroness.

Northern Ireland Executive Formation - Statement ( 1 Feb 2024)

Lord Caine: I pay tribute to my noble friend for the work he has done on the Northern Ireland protocol sub-committee over the past few years and for the work of his think tank, Policy Exchange, which has helped frame the debate around a number of issues connected with the Northern Ireland protocol. I agree entirely with his comments about the Government. Anybody reading the Command Paper can be in no...


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