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Welfare State: Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Office written question – answered on 2nd October 2019.

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Photo of Neil Coyle Neil Coyle Labour, Bermondsey and Old Southwark

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether the welfare mitigation package for people in Northern Ireland will be extended beyond March 2020.

Photo of Julian Smith Julian Smith The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

The Department for Communities in Northern Ireland is responsible for the delivery of the various mitigation schemes relating to welfare reform in Northern Ireland.

A decision to extend mitigations beyond March 2020 would be a matter for an incoming Minister for Communities in a restored Northern Ireland Executive.

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