Intelligence Services: Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Office written question – answered on 25th November 2015.

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Photo of Philip Davies Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on ensuring that Northern Ireland benefits from the Government's planned expansion of the intelligence agencies.

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

I regularly discuss national security issues with Cabinet colleagues.

The National Security Strategy and Strategic Defence and Security Review published this week, confirm that tackling terrorism in all its forms continues to be one of the Government’s highest priorities.

We will increase funding for counter-terrorism by 30% in real terms over this Parliament.

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