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Northern Ireland Assembly: Members

Northern Ireland Office written question – answered on 16th July 2018.

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Photo of Sylvia Hermon Sylvia Hermon Independent, North Down

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 10 July 2018 to Question 161114, what representations she has received other than in written form from political parties in Northern Ireland on the subject of cutting MLA pay; and if she will publish the substance of such representations.

Photo of Shailesh Vara Shailesh Vara Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Northern Ireland Office)

As the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland told the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee on 4 July, she has had a number of meetings with party leaders and Members of the Northern Ireland Assembly that have included discussion of MLA pay and does not feel it appropriate to make public the contents of private meetings.

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