Official Visits: Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Office written question – answered on 22nd September 2020.

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Photo of Carla Lockhart Carla Lockhart DUP, Upper Bann

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 1 September 2020 to Question 77858 on Official Visits: Northern Ireland, for what reason the Government does not maintain a record of the number of visits made to Northern Ireland by the (a) Prime Minister of the Irish Republic and (b) Minister for Foreign Affairs in the Irish Republic.

Photo of Robin Walker Robin Walker The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland, The Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office

The UK Government does not maintain a record of every visit by a member of foreign governments to the UK. The Government has no operational need to maintain such records and sees no requirement to keep such a formal record.

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