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1149791
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property hansard heading Sovereignty: Northern Ireland more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to promote to the people of Northern Ireland the benefits of Northern Ireland forming part of the UK. more like this
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Lord Caine more like this
star this property uin HL83 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
star this property answer text <p>This Government has made clear on many occasions that we will never be neutral in expressing our support for the Union. Our steadfast belief is that Northern Ireland’s future is best served within a stronger United Kingdom.</p><p> </p><p>The Government and this Department is fully committed to the constitutional integrity of the United Kingdom. Our union is strongest when each of its constituent parts is strong and working together. We remain focussed on ensuring the interests of each nation are fully represented within our union, strengthening the links between our economies and continuing to deliver strong and sustainable devolution.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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HL85 more like this
HL86 more like this
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less than 2019-10-17T15:29:38.31Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-17T15:29:38.31Z
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4686
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank remove filter
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4581
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Caine more like this
1149792
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property hansard heading Sovereignty: Northern Ireland more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the economic benefits to Northern Ireland of being a part of the UK. more like this
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Lord Caine more like this
star this property uin HL84 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government believes strongly in upholding the constitutional integrity of the United Kingdom - our four nations are safer, stronger and more prosperous together.</p><p> </p><p>Northern Ireland benefits from being part of the world’s sixth largest economy. The UK’s integrated internal market means there are no barriers to doing business for companies and people trading across the nations within the UK – creating jobs and prosperity across the country.</p><p> </p><p>Northern Ireland also benefits from the highest public spending per head (£11,190) in the UK - around 20% (£1,883) higher than the UK spend per head (£9,159).</p><p> </p><p>Moreover, over half (53%) of all external sales from Northern Ireland are to the rest of the UK, and half of external visitors to Northern Ireland are from the rest of the UK, with a total of 1.4million visitors in 2018.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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less than 2019-10-17T15:25:42.07Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-17T15:25:42.07Z
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4686
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank remove filter
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4581
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Caine more like this
1149793
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property hansard heading Sovereignty: Northern Ireland more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether promoting the benefits to Northern Ireland of being part of the UK is one of the core functions of the Northern Ireland Office. more like this
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Lord Caine more like this
star this property uin HL85 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
star this property answer text <p>This Government has made clear on many occasions that we will never be neutral in expressing our support for the Union. Our steadfast belief is that Northern Ireland’s future is best served within a stronger United Kingdom.</p><p> </p><p>The Government and this Department is fully committed to the constitutional integrity of the United Kingdom. Our union is strongest when each of its constituent parts is strong and working together. We remain focussed on ensuring the interests of each nation are fully represented within our union, strengthening the links between our economies and continuing to deliver strong and sustainable devolution.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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HL83 more like this
HL86 more like this
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less than 2019-10-17T15:29:38.373Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-17T15:29:38.373Z
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4686
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank remove filter
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4581
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Caine more like this
1149794
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property hansard heading Sovereignty: Northern Ireland more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they plan to take to strengthen Northern Ireland's place within the UK. more like this
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Lord Caine more like this
star this property uin HL86 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
star this property answer text <p>This Government has made clear on many occasions that we will never be neutral in expressing our support for the Union. Our steadfast belief is that Northern Ireland’s future is best served within a stronger United Kingdom.</p><p> </p><p>The Government and this Department is fully committed to the constitutional integrity of the United Kingdom. Our union is strongest when each of its constituent parts is strong and working together. We remain focussed on ensuring the interests of each nation are fully represented within our union, strengthening the links between our economies and continuing to deliver strong and sustainable devolution.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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HL83 more like this
HL85 more like this
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less than 2019-10-17T15:29:38.403Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-17T15:29:38.403Z
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4686
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank remove filter
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4581
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Caine more like this
1149818
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Northern Ireland more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Duncan of Springbank on 8 October (HL17821) and the report of the Department for Communities in Northern Ireland Review of Welfare Mitigation Schemes, published in March, which stated that "in the absence of a functioning Assembly it is considered that the only viable option for providing the legal authority for the Department to make a mitigation payment beyond 2020 would be for the Westminster Parliament to bring forward appropriate legislation", what steps they are taking to bring forward such legislation. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
star this property uin HL110 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-11-01more like thismore than 2019-11-01
star this property answer text <p>The bespoke mitigation arrangements for Northern Ireland were agreed by the Executive following the “<em>A Fresh Start, the Stormont Agreement and Implementation Plan</em>”.</p><p> </p><p>I understand that the present uncertainty over the future of these schemes has been a cause of considerable concern, especially for those in receipt of the top up payments.</p><p> </p><p>Neither the Northern Ireland Office nor its Ministers can instruct the Northern Ireland Civil Service in the devolved welfare space or direct spending from the NI block grant.</p><p> </p><p>We have however, following the Executive Formation Act, provided departments with additional guidance on the exercise their functions in the public interest in the absence of a restored NI Executive. And of course, we continue to work tirelessly to facilitate the restoration of locally accountable political leadership. I am grateful to the Noble Baroness for raising this matter.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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less than 2019-11-01T12:52:39.977Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-01T12:52:39.977Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
1149846
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Carbon Emissions more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans, if any, they have to make 2025 the new target for zero carbon emissions. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL138 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
star this property answer text <p>Our independent advisors, the Committee on Climate Change, made clear in their report on Net Zero, published on 2 May 2019, that they do not consider it credible for the UK to aim to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions earlier than 2050.  We have legislated in line with this advice; to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 and end the UK’s contribution to climate change.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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less than 2019-10-29T11:54:22.737Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-29T11:54:22.737Z
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4686
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this