Offensive Weapons Bill: Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Office written question – answered on 8th April 2019.

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Photo of Stella Creasy Stella Creasy Labour/Co-operative, Walthamstow

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 2 April 2019 to Question 236415, what criteria she used to inform the decision to extend the Offensive Weapons Bill which includes in it matters which are transferred to Northern Ireland Assembly to Northern Ireland.

Photo of Karen Bradley Karen Bradley The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

It is important that we have a consistent approach to the control of corrosive substances across the UK. I therefore agreed that it was in the public interest to extend the Offensive Weapons Bill to Northern Ireland, on the condition that the provisions will not be commenced until the Northern Ireland Assembly is restored.

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