Coronavirus: Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Office written question – answered on 30th April 2020.

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Photo of Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick Non-affiliated

To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Northern Ireland Executive about the development of an exit strategy from the COVID-19 lockdown.

Photo of Viscount Younger of Leckie Viscount Younger of Leckie Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)

The Northern Ireland Office Ministerial team and officials and are working closely with the First Minister, deputy First Minister and the rest of the Executive on the response to Covid-19, including on any easement of social distancing measures.

The Government will continue to work closely with the Northern Ireland Executive in facilitating strong coordination and collaboration to make sure that the most effective measures are put in place in all parts of the UK as this response continues.

Northern Ireland Ministers also attend COBR calls on health, economy and general public services, and are thereby engaged in overall UK planning.

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