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Public Finance

Northern Ireland written question – answered on 24th November 2011.

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Photo of Vernon Coaker Vernon Coaker Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

(1) what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer about measures in the 2011 Pre-Budget Report to tackle (a) adult and (b) youth unemployment in Northern Ireland;

(2) what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the 2011 Pre Budget Report with respect to Northern Ireland; and on what dates such discussions took place.

Photo of Owen Paterson Owen Paterson The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

As part of the coalition Government's plan to rebalance the Northern Ireland economy I have regular discussions on a range of economic matters with the Chancellor of the Exchequer, my right hon. Friend Mr Osborne, and other Treasury Ministers. However, specific measures to tackle both adult and youth unemployment are primarily devolved matters which are the responsibility of the relevant Northern Ireland Executive Ministers.

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