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star this property date less than 2020-01-09more like thismore than 2020-01-09
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading Renewable Heat Incentive Inquiry more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Lord Duncan of Springbank on 31 October 2019 (HL Deb, cols 1019), when the report of the Northern Ireland Renewable Heat Incentive Inquiry will be published. more like this
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Lord Lexden more like this
star this property uin HL265 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2020-01-17more like thismore than 2020-01-17
star this property answer text <p>In December 2018, Sir Patrick Coghlin Chair of the independent inquiry into the Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme issued the following statement:</p><p> </p><p><em>“I recognise that there will be considerable public interest in this issue. I’m afraid it’s simply not possible to give a date by which the Inquiry report will be published. What we can say is that the report will be published as soon as reasonably possible and that the public can be assured that the Inquiry will work assiduously to ensure that is the case.”</em></p><p> </p><p>As the inquiry was established by the previous Executive and is being supported by the Department of Finance, my Noble Friend should direct further queries about the inquiry to the NI Minister of that Department.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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less than 2020-01-17T12:32:01.713Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-17T12:32:01.713Z
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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 Lord Lexden more like this
1169910
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star this property date less than 2020-01-09more like thismore than 2020-01-09
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property hansard heading Terrorism: Northern Ireland more like this
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25277
unstar 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 capacity of the Ulster Defence Association and other loyalist gangs to commit crimes in Northern Ireland. more like this
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Lord Lexden more like this
star this property uin HL266 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2020-01-17more like thismore than 2020-01-17
star this property answer text <p>The Ulster Defence Association and other loyalist groupings remain proscribed under Schedule 2 of the Terrorism Act 2000. <em> </em>The Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland recently confirmed that the <em>Assessment of Paramilitary Groups in Northern Ireland</em>, published in October 2015, remains current. You may wish to refer to the assessment in conjunction with the <em>Second Report of the Independent Reporting Commission</em>, published in November 2019, for an up to date assessment of the capacity of the Ulster Defence Association and other loyalist groupings in Northern Ireland. The Independent Reporting Commission was established to monitor the progress of the Northern Ireland Executive’s programme of work to end paramilitary activity in Northern Ireland.</p><p> </p><p>For your convenience, links to both of these reports are provided below:</p><p> </p><p>Paramilitary Groups in Northern Ireland - 19 October 2015</p><p><a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/469548/Paramilitary_Groups_in_Northern_Ireland_-_20_Oct_2015.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/469548/Paramilitary_Groups_in_Northern_Ireland_-_20_Oct_2015.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>Second Report of the Independent Reporting Commission - 4 November 2019</p><p><a href="https://www.ircommission.org/sites/irc/files/media-files/IRC%20-%202nd%20Report%202019_0.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.ircommission.org/sites/irc/files/media-files/IRC%20-%202nd%20Report%202019_0.pdf</a></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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less than 2020-01-17T12:33:05.497Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-17T12:33:05.497Z
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4686
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Lexden more like this
1169633
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star this property date less than 2020-01-08more like thismore than 2020-01-08
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property hansard heading Chief Electoral Officer for Northern Ireland: Finance more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the budget of the Electoral Office of Northern Ireland for the last three years for which figures are available. more like this
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Lord Empey more like this
star this property uin HL208 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2020-01-17more like thismore than 2020-01-17
star this property answer text <p>Budget figures for the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland (EONI) are available as follows:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Expenditure period</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Resource Budget</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Capital Budget</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2016-17</strong></p></td><td><p>£2.331m</p></td><td><p>£0.288m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2017-18</strong></p></td><td><p>£1.825m</p></td><td><p>£0.355m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2018-19</strong></p></td><td><p>£2.045m</p></td><td><p>£0.062m</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>In addition to EONI budget funding, the costs of Parliamentary and European Parliamentary elections are met from the consolidated fund. Assembly elections are paid for from the Northern Ireland block grant and local councils pay for the administration of local district council elections.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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less than 2020-01-17T12:31:22.353Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-17T12:31:22.353Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Empey more like this
1168581
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star this property date less than 2019-12-19more like thismore than 2019-12-19
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property hansard heading Public Expenditure: Northern Ireland more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of the funds allocated to Northern Ireland in support of the Confidence and Supply Agreement of June 2017 have been drawn down, broken down by category; what, if any, sums remain to be drawn down, broken down by category; and what is the schedule for the drawing down of any remaining funds, broken down by category. more like this
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Lord Hennessy of Nympsfield more like this
star this property uin HL39 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2020-01-07more like thismore than 2020-01-07
star this property answer text <p>The financial annex to the Confidence and Supply Agreement sets out the allocation of the £1 billion made available to Northern Ireland. This is available at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/conservative-and-dup-agreement-and-uk-government-financial-support-for-northern-ireland" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/conservative-and-dup-agreement-and-uk-government-financial-support-for-northern-ireland</a></p><p><br> £763 million of this funding has to date been allocated to the Northern Ireland Civil Service. Allocations by category are tabulated below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Category</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>C&amp;S commitment</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Allocated</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Infrastructure</p></td><td><p>400</p></td><td><p>400</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Broadband</p></td><td><p>150</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Severe Deprivation</p></td><td><p>100</p></td><td><p>40</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Immediate pressures health and education</p></td><td><p>100</p></td><td><p>100</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Health Transformation</p></td><td><p>200</p></td><td><p>200</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Mental Health</p></td><td><p>50</p></td><td><p>20</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total (£m)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1000</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>763</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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less than 2020-01-07T15:44:47.077Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-07T15:44:47.077Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hennessy of Nympsfield more like this
1167535
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star this property date less than 2019-10-30more like thismore than 2019-10-30
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property hansard heading Police Service of Northern Ireland more like this
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25277
unstar 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 number of officers the Police Service of Northern Ireland needed to safely provide a police service for the people of Northern Ireland. more like this
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Lord Hogan-Howe more like this
star this property uin HL543 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>Policing is a devolved matter in Northern Ireland and operational capability is a matter for the Chief Constable. The PSNI’s main budget is allocated by the Department of Justice from the Northern Ireland block grant.</p><p> </p><p>The UK Government has provided the PSNI with the additional security funding it has asked for and needs to ensure that they have the resource (including officers) to tackle the SEVERE threat from Northern Ireland related terrorism. This additional security funding boosts PSNI’s ability to tackle the terrorist threat while ensuring day-to-day policing isn’t compromised.</p><p> </p><p>PSNI received £230m in additional security funding in the last Parliament and £160m in this one. In addition, the UK Government has, to date, provided PSNI with over £16.5m in EU Exit funding to help manage pressures and contingencies arising from ongoing EU exit preparations. This has enabled PSNI to recruit 206 additional officers this financial year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T13:03:52.807Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T13:03:52.807Z
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4686
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1167243
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star this property date less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland remove filter
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
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made towards meeting the requirement of section 3(21) of the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019, namely that the Secretary of State must, and before 1 December, publish a report on the future welfare mitigation support measures that will be in place after March 2020, unless an Executive is formed on or before 1 December. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
star this property uin HL511 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland has always been clear that he will continue to uphold the letter and the spirit of his obligations under the Northern Ireland (Executive Function etc) Act 2019 in full. That includes the obligation to report on welfare support measures in Northern Ireland. A report will therefore be published by 1 December 2019 if no Executive has been formed.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T12:54:36.803Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T12:54:36.803Z
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4686
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1152030
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star this property date less than 2019-10-23more like thismore than 2019-10-23
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property hansard heading Police: Northern Ireland more like this
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25277
unstar 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 Police Federation for Northern Ireland's opposition to an amnesty for members of the security forces who served in the Troubles. more like this
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Lord Touhig more like this
star this property uin HL374 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-31more like thismore than 2019-10-31
star this property answer text <p>The Northern Ireland Office recently published a summary report of all responses to the consultation on the Stormont House Agreement proposals to deal with the legacy of the past. The Police Federation’s response, one of the 17,000 received, contained a range of views on addressing the past, including opposition to amnesties. The clear majority of all respondents to the consultation argued that a Statute of Limitations or amnesty would not be appropriate for Troubles-related matters. The Government has always shared the view that amnesties are not the right approach and believes that justice should be pursued.</p><p> </p><p>The Police Federation’s response to the consultation, along with all others, is being taken into consideration as the Government continues to work with people in Westminster and Northern Ireland to find a fair way forward on this issue.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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less than 2019-10-31T13:46:38.857Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-31T13:46:38.857Z
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1149792
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star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland remove filter
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
unstar 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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star 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
star 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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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Caine more like this
1149818
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star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland remove filter
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
unstar 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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star 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
star 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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1146326
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star this property date less than 2019-09-25more like thismore than 2019-09-25
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland remove filter
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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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that social security mitigations in Northern Ireland will continue after March 2020 in the absence of an Executive. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
star this property uin HL17821 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Communities in Northern Ireland is responsible for the delivery of the various mitigation schemes relating to welfare reform in Northern Ireland.</p><p> </p><p>A decision to extend mitigations beyond March 2020 would be a matter for an incoming Minister for Communities in a restored Northern Ireland Executive.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T11:26:18.147Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T11:26:18.147Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this