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star this property date less than 2019-09-04more like thismore than 2019-09-04
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property hansard heading Abortion: Northern Ireland remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions he has had with pro-life groups in Northern Ireland on the legislation to decriminalise abortion in Northern Ireland. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lagan Valley more like this
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Sir Jeffrey M. Donaldson more like this
star this property uin 286661 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
unstar this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.</del></p><p><ins class="ministerial">There are a range of sensitive policy issues to carefully work through in order to deliver regulations to provide access to abortion services in Northern Ireland by 31 March 2020 in Northern Ireland. This duty will come into effect if the Northern Ireland Executive is not restored by 21 October 2019. </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">Government officials including from the NIO have met some representatives of the medical profession and other stakeholders and will continue to do so in the weeks ahead.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">There will also be a period of consultation throughout this process for individuals in Northern Ireland as well as relevant organisations to provide input and views. I will continue to keep the House updated on these plans at the appropriate opportunities through the Executive Formation Act reporting requirements.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The Government's preference remains seeing the Stormont institutions back up and running so they can take forward any issues of reform on these types of sensitive devolved issues, as a matter of priority.</ins></p>
star this property answering member constituency Skipton and Ripon more like this
star this property answering member printed Julian Smith more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:56:41.827Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:56:41.827Z
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less than 2019-10-02T16:30:30.91Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-02T16:30:30.91Z
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star this property label Biography information for Julian Smith more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Skipton and Ripon more like this
star this property answering member printed Julian Smith more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Julian Smith more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Jeffrey M. Donaldson more like this
1127017
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property hansard heading Abortion: Northern Ireland remove filter
star this property house id 2 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 bring the law on abortion in Northern Ireland into line with the rest of the UK while there is no functioning Assembly in Northern Ireland. more like this
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Lord Steel of Aikwood more like this
star this property uin HL15778 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 2019-05-24more like thismore than 2019-05-24
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government recognises the sensitivities of this issue and the strongly held views on all sides of the debate in Northern Ireland and across the rest of the UK.</p><p> </p><p>As abortion is devolved, the best way forward is for locally accountable politicians in Northern Ireland to make decisions. We want to see devolved government restored at the earliest opportunity through the current political talks process.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T11:43:58.073Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T11:43:58.073Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Steel of Aikwood more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property hansard heading Abortion: Northern Ireland remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, further to the Answer of 1 April 2019 to Question 237193, to what sections of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 that answer refers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walthamstow more like this
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Stella Creasy more like this
star this property uin 242820 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 2019-04-15more like thismore than 2019-04-15
unstar this property answer text <p>Amendments to section 71 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 are planned in order to address the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission’s ‘own motion’ legal standing to bring challenges under the Human Rights Act 1998.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Weston-super-Mare more like this
star this property answering member printed John Penrose more like this
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less than 2019-04-15T11:53:01.94Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-15T11:53:01.94Z
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star this property label Biography information for John Penrose more like this
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4088
unstar this property label Biography information for Stella Creasy more like this
1105318
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-26more like thismore than 2019-03-26
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property hansard heading Abortion: Northern Ireland remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, with reference to her oral contribution to the Women and Equalities Committee inquiry into abortion in Northern Ireland on 27 February 2019, what plans she has to bring forward legislative proposals to give legal standing to the Northern Ireland Human Rights Committee. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walthamstow more like this
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Stella Creasy more like this
star this property uin 237193 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 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
unstar this property answer text <p>I have secured collective agreement across Government to commit to introduce legislation to address the Commission’s ‘own motion’ legal standing under the Human Rights Act 1998, via its powers under the Northern Ireland Act 1998. This will happen at the earliest opportunity, before the end of 2019, to ensure it has the legal mandate to bring cases in its own name before the UK domestic courts.</p><p> </p><p>We are currently working through options for the appropriate legislative vehicle to deliver this fix at the earliest opportunity.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands more like this
star this property answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
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less than 2019-04-01T11:01:01.777Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-01T11:01:01.777Z
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star this property label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
star this property tabling member
4088
unstar this property label Biography information for Stella Creasy more like this
1086690
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property hansard heading Abortion: Northern Ireland remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, with reference to her oral contribution of 6 March 2019, Official Report column 949, that polls that they want to see change to the abortion laws in Northern Ireland—about 64%—are very clear that they want those changes to be made in Stormont, what the source is of that data. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walthamstow more like this
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Stella Creasy more like this
star this property uin 230813 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 2019-03-14more like thismore than 2019-03-14
unstar this property answer text <p>The data comes from a ComRes survey conducted in Northern Ireland between 8 and 15 October 2018.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands more like this
star this property answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
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less than 2019-03-14T12:23:51.813Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-14T12:23:51.813Z
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star this property label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
star this property tabling member
4088
unstar this property label Biography information for Stella Creasy more like this
968806
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-05more like thismore than 2018-09-05
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property hansard heading Abortion: Northern Ireland remove filter
star this property house id 2 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, further to the answer by Lord Duncan of Springbank on 18 July (HL Deb, Col 1259), when they intend to provide a written reply about abortion and abortion services in Northern Ireland. more like this
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Lord Morrow more like this
star this property uin HL10090 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 2018-09-14more like thismore than 2018-09-14
unstar this property answer text <p>I have recently written to the Noble Lord on these matters.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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less than 2018-09-14T10:52:19.853Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-14T10:52:19.853Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Morrow more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-02more like thismore than 2018-07-02
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property hansard heading Abortion: Northern Ireland remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what recent discussions the Government has had with politicians in Northern Ireland on access to abortion in that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill more like this
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Hugh Gaffney more like this
star this property uin 159698 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 2018-07-04more like thismore than 2018-07-04
unstar this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland has been taking forward regular discussions with the main political parties in Northern Ireland about restoring devolved government and the pressing devolved issues which need to be addressed by a restored Assembly and Executive, including abortion.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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less than 2018-07-04T14:56:39.597Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-04T14:56:39.597Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Hugh Gaffney more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-06-18more like thismore than 2018-06-18
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property hansard heading Abortion: Northern Ireland remove filter
star this property house id 2 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 whether they intend to exercise their power under section 26(2) of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 to repeal sections 58 and 59 of the Offences Against the Person Act 1861 to comply with the UK's obligations under the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. more like this
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Baroness Suttie more like this
star this property uin HL8740 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 2018-07-02more like thismore than 2018-07-02
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government has no plans to amend the law on abortion in either England and Wales or Northern Ireland.</p><p> </p><p>Abortion has always been a devolved matter in Northern Ireland. The Government's priority is therefore restoring devolved government, so that the people of Northern Ireland, and locally elected representatives, can decide what is right for Northern Ireland.</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 2018-07-02T12:32:32.1Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-02T12:32:32.1Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Suttie more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-06-06more like thismore than 2018-06-06
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property hansard heading Abortion: Northern Ireland remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to her oral contribution of 5 June 2018, Official Report, column 220, what her policy is on reform of abortion law in Northern Ireland; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Down more like this
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Lady Hermon more like this
star this property uin 150603 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 2018-06-11more like thismore than 2018-06-11
unstar this property answer text <p>Abortion is a devolved matter in Northern Ireland. I am aware of the many strongly held views across all sides of the debate on this extremely sensitive issue. My priority is to secure the restoration of devolved government in Northern Ireland, so that locally elected, democratically accountable politicians can consider changes to Northern Ireland’s abortion law, and the people of Northern Ireland can contribute to the discussions and debate.</p><p>I refer the hon Member to the statement I made by way of an Urgent Question on Thursday 7 June.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands more like this
star this property answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
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less than 2018-06-11T10:52:39.92Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-11T10:52:39.92Z
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star this property label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lady Hermon more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-03-09more like thismore than 2018-03-09
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property hansard heading Abortion: Northern Ireland remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what her policy is on equal direct access to abortion services for women in Northern Ireland. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walthamstow more like this
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Stella Creasy more like this
star this property uin 131782 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 2018-03-14more like thismore than 2018-03-14
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government has made arrangements that women from Northern Ireland will not be charged for termination of pregnancy services in England, and that travel support will be made available for such women who find themselves in a financial hardship situation.</p><p> </p><p>However, abortion law remains a devolved matter and therefore an issue for the Northern Ireland Assembly to consider.</p><p> </p><p>The Government will continue to do all it can to support the delivery of effective, stable, power-sharing devolved institutions in Northern Ireland, so that decisions on issues such as abortion are taken by locally accountable politicians.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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less than 2018-03-14T12:55:35.75Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-14T12:55:35.75Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stella Creasy more like this