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1144146
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-09-03
answering body
Northern Ireland Office more like this
answering dept id 21 more like this
answering dept short name Northern Ireland remove filter
answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
hansard heading Offences against Children: Northern Ireland more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take in relation to the institutional abuse in Northern Ireland; and what plans they have, if any, to ensure survivors receive compensation. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Hay of Ballyore more like this
uin HL17634 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
answer text <p>The UK Government has committed to introducing legislation at Westminster by the end of the year, should a restored NI Executive not be in place.</p><p> </p><p>The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland has committed to finding a slot for this Bill.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-09T15:35:53.337Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T15:35:53.337Z
answering member
4686
label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank remove filter
tabling member
4352
label Biography information for Lord Hay of Ballyore more like this
1144147
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-09-03
answering body
Northern Ireland Office more like this
answering dept id 21 more like this
answering dept short name Northern Ireland remove filter
answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
hansard heading Business: Northern Ireland more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support Northern Ireland's business community. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Hay of Ballyore more like this
uin HL17635 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
answer text <p>The UK Government is committed to supporting businesses across the UK as part of the Prime Minister’s commitment to levelling up our regions. In doing so, the UK Government has supported NI businesses through:</p><p> </p><ul><li>The British Business Bank, which has supported 1,250 SMEs in Northern Ireland with £80.2m (as at December 2018) since 2014. In the last year alone, over 1,000 loans have been granted to NI businesses, valued at £7.3m;</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>At Spring Statement, a UK-wide review of the Aggregates Levy was launched which will consider the impact of the levy on businesses in Northern Ireland; and</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>Delivering an ambitious set of City Deals worth over £400m.</li></ul><p> </p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-08T11:26:48.957Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T11:26:48.957Z
answering member
4686
label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank remove filter
tabling member
4352
label Biography information for Lord Hay of Ballyore more like this
1141530
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
answering body
Northern Ireland Office more like this
answering dept id 21 more like this
answering dept short name Northern Ireland remove filter
answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
hansard heading Northern Ireland Commissioner for Victims and Survivors: Public Appointments more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to announce the appointment of the next Commissioner for Victims and Survivors in Northern Ireland. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Empey more like this
uin HL17398 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-08-05more like thismore than 2019-08-05
answer text <p>The Government’s absolute priority remains the restoration of the NI Executive at the earliest opportunity. In the interim, the Government is committed to taking steps to ensure good governance and stable public services in the best interests of the people of Northern Ireland, including where appropriate the making of critical public appointments.</p><p> </p><p>The current term of the Commissioner for Victims and Survivors ends on 31 August 2019. An announcement on this appointment will be made in due course.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-08-05T12:03:59.45Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-05T12:03:59.45Z
answering member
4686
label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank remove filter
tabling member
4216
label Biography information for Lord Empey more like this
1140445
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
answering body
Northern Ireland Office more like this
answering dept id 21 more like this
answering dept short name Northern Ireland remove filter
answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
hansard heading Education: Northern Ireland more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the absence of the Northern Ireland Executive on the provision of (1) higher, (2) further, and (3) secondary, education in Northern Ireland; and in particular, variation of such provision between Belfast and Londonderry. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Adonis more like this
uin HL17278 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-29more like thismore than 2019-07-29
answer text <p>It is important that we deliver excellent education for our children and young people across the United Kingdom.</p><p> </p><p>The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland understands the pressures and decisions facing education centres across Northern Ireland. The Government has committed to publishing a report on or before 4 September 2019 on higher education provision in Northern Ireland.</p><p> </p><p>As education is devolved these matters are of course for an incoming NI Executive to consider. That is why securing a successful outcome to the talks process, so that a functioning NI Executive can be restored, is the Secretary of State’s absolute priority.</p><p> </p><p>In the meantime, I will pass on the Noble Lord’s concerns to the Department of Education.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-29T11:51:59.157Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-29T11:51:59.157Z
answering member
4686
label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank remove filter
tabling member
3743
label Biography information for Lord Adonis more like this
1137089
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
answering body
Northern Ireland Office more like this
answering dept id 21 more like this
answering dept short name Northern Ireland remove filter
answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
hansard heading Offences against Children: Northern Ireland more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Lord Duncan of Springbank on 20 June (HL Deb, col 835), whether the issues relating to institutional child abuse in Northern Ireland have been resolved; and if so, when legislation will be introduced to provide compensation for the victims and their families. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Lexden more like this
uin HL16953 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction true more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
answer text <p>The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland has made it very clear that she is determined to see redress for victims of historical institutional abuse as soon as possible. That is why she asked the NI parties to assist her in critical decisions that needed to be taken with regard to the redress scheme and other matters.</p><p> </p><p>The parties addressed those outstanding issues, and the Executive Office is currently working with the Office of <ins class="ministerial">the</ins> Legislative <del class="ministerial">Council </del> <ins class="ministerial">Counsel</ins> to redraft the legislation in light of the parties’ recommendations.</p><p> </p><p>When the legislation has been revised, the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland will consider the best way forward and the next steps as a matter of urgency.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-10T11:29:14.49Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-10T11:29:14.49Z
question first ministerially corrected
less than 2019-07-15T15:11:28.123Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T15:11:28.123Z
answering member
4686
label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank remove filter
previous answer version
128202
answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
answering member
4686
label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
tabling member
4202
label Biography information for Lord Lexden more like this
1136763
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
answering body
Northern Ireland Office more like this
answering dept id 21 more like this
answering dept short name Northern Ireland remove filter
answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
hansard heading Renewable Heat Incentive Inquiry more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government when the report of the Northern Ireland Renewable Heat Incentive Inquiry will be published. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Lexden more like this
uin HL16913 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
answer text <p>Sir Patrick Coghlin is leading the report into the Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme and has stated that no date has yet been set for publication. As the inquiry was established and is being supported by the Department of Finance, my Noble Friend should direct further queries about the inquiry to the Permanent Secretary of that Department.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-09T11:24:36.77Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T11:24:36.77Z
answering member
4686
label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank remove filter
tabling member
4202
label Biography information for Lord Lexden more like this
1135738
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
answering body
Northern Ireland Office more like this
answering dept id 21 more like this
answering dept short name Northern Ireland remove filter
answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
hansard heading Northern Ireland Office: Senior Civil Servants more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer from Lord Duncan of Springbank on 27 June (HL16506), whether they will now answer the question put, namely whether the appointment of Lindy Cameron as a new Director General at the Northern Ireland Office was a Foreign and Commonwealth Office initiative; what discussions they had with the government of the Republic of Ireland prior to that appointment; and whether they will place a non-redacted copy of the mission-statement for that post in the Library of the House. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Maginnis of Drumglass more like this
uin HL16831 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
answer text <p>Pursuant to my response of 27 June, the appointment of the Northern Ireland Office’s Director General was a routine civil service appointment approved by the Civil Service Senior Leadership Committee and Cabinet Secretary. It was not a Foreign and Commonwealth Office initiative nor were there, and nor would it have been appropriate to have had, prior discussions about this appointment with the Irish Government.</p><p> </p><p>In line with the procedures for routine civil service appointments there is no ‘mission-statement’; however I will arrange for an unredacted copy of the job description to be placed in the Library of the House.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-09T11:24:11.62Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T11:24:11.62Z
answering member
4686
label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank remove filter
tabling member
648
label Biography information for Lord Maginnis of Drumglass more like this
1134298
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
answering body
Northern Ireland Office more like this
answering dept id 21 more like this
answering dept short name Northern Ireland remove filter
answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
hansard heading Foreign Investment in UK: Northern Ireland more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps, if any, they are taking to encourage inward investment in Northern Ireland. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
uin HL16583 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
answer text <p>Northern Ireland has proven itself to be a top destination for foreign direct investment, with over 900 international companies investing in Northern Ireland. Last year saw an increase of foreign direct investment into Northern Ireland, with 35 new projects creating over 200 new jobs across Northern Ireland.</p><p> </p><p>Northern Ireland continues to be a great place to invest and do business. We are working hard to restore a stable, devolved government which can work with the UK Government to maximise Northern Ireland’s attractiveness to overseas investors.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-08T14:53:41.677Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T14:53:41.677Z
answering member
4686
label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank remove filter
tabling member
3801
label Biography information for Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
1133780
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
answering body
Northern Ireland Office more like this
answering dept id 21 more like this
answering dept short name Northern Ireland remove filter
answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
hansard heading Police Service of Northern Ireland: Recruitment more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent discussions they have had with the Police Federation of Northern Ireland and the Police Service of Northern Ireland about the level of police recruitment in Northern Ireland. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
uin HL16531 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
answer text <p>Policing is a devolved matter in Northern Ireland and operational capability is a matter for the Chief Constable.</p><p> </p><p>The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland regularly engages with the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) to discuss their priorities.</p><p> </p><p>The UK Government provides the PSNI with the additional security funding it asks for and needs to ensure that they have the resource (including officers) to tackle the SEVERE threat from Northern Ireland related terrorism.</p><p> </p><p>PSNI received £230m additional security funding in the last parliament and £160m in this one. In addition, the UK Government has provided PSNI with £16.5m to help prepare for EU exit. This funding will help the PSNI manage pressures and contingencies arising from EU exit preparations which fall in the 2019/20 financial year. It will enable PSNI to recruit 206 additional officers this financial year.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-27T12:22:43.4Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-27T12:22:43.4Z
answering member
4686
label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank remove filter
tabling member
3801
label Biography information for Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
1133784
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
answering body
Northern Ireland Office more like this
answering dept id 21 more like this
answering dept short name Northern Ireland remove filter
answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
hansard heading Counter-terrorism: Northern Ireland more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what funding they have provided to date to address terrorism in Northern Ireland under the Defence and Security Review of 2015. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
uin HL16535 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
answer text <p>Policing is a devolved matter in Northern Ireland and the PSNI’s main budget is allocated by the Department of Justice from the Northern Ireland block grant, through the Policing Board.</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 additional security funding in the last parliament, and £160m in this one. They have also received the £16.5m requested for this financial year to help manage pressures and contingencies arising from EU exit preparations.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-03T12:12:20.64Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T12:12:20.64Z
answering member
4686
label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank remove filter
tabling member
3801
label Biography information for Lord Browne of Belmont more like this