Northern Ireland Government

Northern Ireland Office written question – answered on 24th March 2017.

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Photo of Lord Laird Lord Laird Non-affiliated

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have given, as part of the current discussions concerning the Northern Ireland Executive, an undertaking to the government of the Republic of Ireland that they would not impose direct rule from Westminster; and if so, who agreed to this, on what date, and why.

Photo of Lord Dunlop Lord Dunlop The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Northern Ireland Office)

Political stability in Northern Ireland is the responsibility of the UK Government. The Government remains focused on securing the resumption of devolved government and the formation of an Executive within the statutory timeframe of 27 March. It is not speculating on any other outcome.

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