Welfare State: Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Office written question – answered on 16th June 2015.

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Photo of Ivan Lewis Ivan Lewis Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment she has made of the potential effect in Northern Ireland of welfare reform measures announced in the Queen's Speech in May 2015.

Photo of Theresa Villiers Theresa Villiers The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

Welfare reform is a devolved matter and is the responsibility of the Northern Ireland Executive. However, the UK Government believes that Northern Ireland would benefit from agreement by the Executive to replace the current welfare system with one that rewards work, protects the vulnerable and is fairer to taxpayers, as we have done in Great Britain.

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