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Offences against Children: Northern Ireland

Treasury written question – answered on 9th September 2019.

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Photo of Jeffrey M. Donaldson Jeffrey M. Donaldson DUP Chief Whip, Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Business in the House of Commons)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Northern Ireland Office on funding for a compensation scheme for the victims of historical institutional abuse in Northern Ireland.

Photo of Rishi Sunak Rishi Sunak The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

I discuss matters of importance to the people of Northern Ireland on a regular basis with the Northern Ireland Office. The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland is working hard to deliver the redress scheme at the earliest opportunity, and any costs associated with the proposals will be met by the Northern Ireland block grant, as this is a devolved matter.

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