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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2020-02-05more like thismore than 2020-02-05
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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 Proscribed Organisations: Northern Ireland 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 what is their current assessment of the structure, roles and purpose of paramilitary groups in Northern Ireland. more like this
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Lord Caine more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2020-02-12more like thismore than 2020-02-12
star this property answer text <p>There was never and remains no justification for the existence of paramilitary groups in Northern Ireland. Responsibility for tackling activity by paramilitary groups or those associated with them, that have previously declared ceasefires rests with law enforcement and the devolved authorities. Both the Fresh Start and the New Decade, New Approach Agreements commit all relevant authorities to take a range of measures to tackle paramilitary activity, however that manifests itself. Updates on relevant activity to address this problem are provided to the Policing Board, the Department of Justice and the Justice Committee. The UK Government has the lead on paramilitary groups which have not declared ceasefires. These groups represent a SEVERE national security threat and although small and disparate, continue to show a reckless disregard for public safety. As a Government, we are committed to ensuring that our response to these groups and the harm these causes are robust and effective. <em> </em></p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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less than 2020-02-12T16:04:13.31Zmore like thismore than 2020-02-12T16:04:13.31Z
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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
1176597
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2020-02-05more like thismore than 2020-02-05
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
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 Proscribed Organisations: 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 plans they have to update their assessment of the structure, roles and purpose of paramilitary groups in Northern Ireland, published on 20 October 2015. more like this
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Lord Caine more like this
star this property uin HL1352 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2020-02-12more like thismore than 2020-02-12
star this property answer text <p>In 2015, the UK Government commissioned the <em>Assessment of Paramilitary Groups in Northern Ireland</em> in order to provide a factual assessment from the UK security agencies and the PSNI on the structure, role and purpose of paramilitary organisations in Northern Ireland.</p><p>As the then Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Theresa Villiers, made clear at the time, this assessment was specifically intended to inform then ongoing cross-party talks.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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less than 2020-02-12T16:04:30.163Zmore like thismore than 2020-02-12T16:04:30.163Z
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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
1174483
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2020-01-29more like thismore than 2020-01-29
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
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 Trade: 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 consultation they intend to undertake on any secondary legislation regarding access for goods, products and services between Northern Ireland and Great Britain. more like this
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick more like this
star this property uin HL943 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2020-02-12more like thismore than 2020-02-12
star this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland has been clear on the importance of involving Northern Ireland in the next stage of work, both political (the Executive) and public (businesses). We will work closely on how the Protocol is implemented, including on approach to the movement of goods between Northern Ireland and Great Britain.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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less than 2020-02-12T12:13:59.277Zmore like thismore than 2020-02-12T12:13:59.277Z
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4686
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank remove filter
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4130
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick more like this
1174104
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star this property date less than 2020-01-28more like thismore than 2020-01-28
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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 plans they have, if any, to provide for a referendum in Northern Ireland on the reunification of Ireland. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL875 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2020-02-05more like thismore than 2020-02-05
star this property answer text <p>It remains the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland's view that a majority of the people of Northern Ireland continue to support Northern Ireland's place in the United Kingdom.</p><p> </p><p>The circumstances set out in the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement that require the Secretary of State to hold a referendum on Irish unification are therefore not satisfied.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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less than 2020-02-05T14:09:32.517Zmore like thismore than 2020-02-05T14:09:32.517Z
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4686
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank remove filter
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3691
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
1175230
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star this property date less than 2020-01-22more like thismore than 2020-01-22
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
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 Trade: Northern Ireland more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government when they intend to bring forward the statutory regulations to address unrestricted access for business from Northern Ireland exporting goods to elsewhere in the UK. more like this
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick more like this
star this property uin HL712 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2020-02-04more like thismore than 2020-02-04
star this property answer text <p>As set out in the ‘New Decade, New Approach’ deal to restore the Northern Ireland Executive, the Government is committed to legislate to guarantee unfettered access for Northern Ireland’s businesses to the whole of the UK internal market, and ensure that this legislation is in force for 1 January 2021.</p><p> </p><p>The Government recognises that there are still questions about the detail and how the deal will be operationalised. That is why this commitment is so important.</p><p> </p><p>It is of course vital that Northern Ireland businesses are closely involved in the next stage of this work and we will establish robust channels with both Ministers and officials to ensure this over the coming months. We will also engage in detail with the Executive on measures to protect and strengthen the UK internal market.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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less than 2020-02-04T13:58:42.09Zmore like thismore than 2020-02-04T13:58:42.09Z
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4686
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank remove filter
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4130
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick more like this
1175233
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2020-01-22more like thismore than 2020-01-22
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
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 Trade: Northern Ireland more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what parliamentary procedure will apply to the forthcoming statutory regulations relating to unrestricted access for businesses from Northern Ireland exporting goods to elsewhere in the UK. more like this
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick more like this
star this property uin HL713 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2020-02-04more like thismore than 2020-02-04
star this property answer text <p>The power in Section 8C of the EU (Withdrawal) Act 2018 also provides for regulations to be made to facilitate the access to the market within Great Britain of qualifying Northern Ireland goods.</p><p> </p><p>Overall this regulation making power is restricted in its scope insofar as it can only be used to implement the Protocol and, where appropriate, to implement the Government’s policy on unfettered access.</p><p> </p><p>Any use of the power which seeks to amend primary legislation, including the devolution statutes, or retained direct principal EU legislation would be subject to the affirmative procedure to provide appropriate scrutiny of the proposed legislation. In addition, where any regulations made under this power seek to, for example, establish a public authority or create or widen the scope of a relevant criminal offence, creates or amends a power to legislate or, as has been asked, facilitates the access to the market within GB of NI qualifying goods, they would also be subject to the affirmative procedure.</p><p> </p><p>Any other regulations under this power will be subject to the negative procedure.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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less than 2020-02-04T13:58:07.453Zmore like thismore than 2020-02-04T13:58:07.453Z
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4686
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank remove filter
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4130
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick more like this
1170797
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2020-01-14more like thismore than 2020-01-14
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
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
star this property house id 2 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 when they intend to publish the full analysis of their consultation Addressing the Legacy of Northern Ireland's Past, first published on 11 May 2018. more like this
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Lord Empey more like this
star this property uin HL391 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2020-01-28more like thismore than 2020-01-28
star this property answer text <p>A summary of responses to the Northern Ireland Office’s consultation ‘<em>Addressing the legacy of Northern Ireland’s past’ </em>was published in July 2019. We will continue to look at the consultation responses to inform the way forward.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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less than 2020-01-28T16:43:19.973Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-28T16:43:19.973Z
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4686
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank remove filter
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4216
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Empey more like this
1170810
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2020-01-14more like thismore than 2020-01-14
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
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 Belfast Agreement 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 whether, following withdrawal from the EU, individuals will be able to initiate legal proceedings, independent of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission or the Equality Commission, if there is an alleged diminution of rights, safeguards or equality of opportunity as set out in the Belfast Agreement; and, if so, how this is provided for in the EU (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
star this property uin HL404 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2020-01-28more like thismore than 2020-01-28
star this property answer text <p>The amendments made, via schedule 3 of the EU (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill, to sections 6 and 24 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 mean that the Northern Ireland Assembly, ministers and departments will be acting outside their competence or powers if they legislate or act in a way that breaches the “no diminution” commitment; this would be actionable by judicial review in the normal way. The Government also considers that Article 2(1) of the Protocol is capable of direct effect and that individuals will therefore be able to rely directly on this article before the domestic courts. Individuals will be able to bring proceedings independently or, where the case meets certain criteria, with the assistance of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission or the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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less than 2020-01-28T12:23:44.4Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-28T12:23:44.4Z
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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 Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
1169909
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
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
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
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 Renewable Heat Incentive Inquiry 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 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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4686
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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
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
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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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
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4202
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Lexden more like this