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Offences against Children: Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Office written question – answered on 9th September 2019.

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Photo of Lord Hay of Ballyore Lord Hay of Ballyore DUP

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take in relation to the institutional abuse in Northern Ireland; and what plans they have, if any, to ensure survivors receive compensation.

Photo of Lord Duncan of Springbank Lord Duncan of Springbank Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Northern Ireland Office), Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

The UK Government has committed to introducing legislation at Westminster by the end of the year, should a restored NI Executive not be in place.

The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland has committed to finding a slot for this Bill.

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