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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
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
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 Devolution: Northern Ireland more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What progress has been made on restoring devolved government in Northern Ireland. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow East more like this
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Bob Blackman more like this
star this property uin 900152 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 2019-10-30more like thismore than 2019-10-30
star this property answer text <p>I was disappointed that the parties were unable to reach an accommodation before the 21 October deadline. Getting Stormont back up and running remains my absolute priority, and I will do everything in my power to make it happen before the 13 January deadline. At that point, the choices facing us will be very limited indeed.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Skipton and Ripon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Julian Smith more like this
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less than 2019-10-30T15:08:18.183Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-30T15:08:18.183Z
star this property answering member
4118
unstar this property label Biography information for Julian Smith more like this
star this property tabling member
4005
star this property label Biography information for Bob Blackman more like this
1167295
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
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
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 Borders: Northern Ireland more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What recent discussions he has had with the Irish Government on ensuring that there is no hard border on the island of Ireland. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chelsea and Fulham more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Greg Hands more like this
star this property uin 900154 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 2019-10-30more like thismore than 2019-10-30
star this property answer text <p>I have regular discussions with the Irish Government concerning the UK's exit from the EU.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is fully committed to ensuring there will be no hard border between Northern Ireland and Ireland. The Prime Minister has negotiated a new deal which ensures that will be the case.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Skipton and Ripon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Julian Smith more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-10-30T15:09:26.277Z
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4118
unstar this property label Biography information for Julian Smith more like this
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1526
star this property label Biography information for Greg Hands more like this
1151850
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
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
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 Hillsborough Castle more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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, how much was allocated to the (a) running, (b) repair and (c) maintenance of Hillsborough Castle from the (i) Historic Royal Palaces fund and (ii) public purse in each of the last 10 years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh East more like this
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Tommy Sheppard more like this
star this property uin 4361 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 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
star this property answer text <p>The Northern Ireland Office expenditure on the (a) running, and (b) repairs and (c) maintenance of Hillsborough Castle is shown below:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Expenditure</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>10-11</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>11-12</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>12-13</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>13-14</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>14-15</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>15-16</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>16-17</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>17-18</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>18-19</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>£’000</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£’000</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£’000</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£’000</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£’000</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£’000</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£’000</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£’000</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£’000</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Running</p></td><td><p>1,515</p></td><td><p>1,329</p></td><td><p>1,311</p></td><td><p>846</p></td><td><p>1,948</p></td><td><p>330</p></td><td><p>309</p></td><td><p>243</p></td><td><p>229</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Repairs and Maintenance</p></td><td><p>185</p></td><td><p>350</p></td><td><p>317</p></td><td><p>340</p></td><td><p>14</p></td><td><p>9</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>86</p></td><td><p>62</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1,700</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1,679</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1,628</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1,186</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1,962</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>339</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>311</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>329</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>291</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><ul><li>Information relating to years before 2010 is not available as the Northern Ireland Office was configured differently prior to the devolution of policing and justice functions.</li></ul><p> </p><p>The allocation of monies from the Historic Royal Palaces fund is a matter for its Board of Trustees.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Skipton and Ripon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Julian Smith more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
4363 more like this
4364 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-10-28T15:14:54.973Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-28T15:14:54.973Z
star this property answering member
4118
unstar this property label Biography information for Julian Smith more like this
star this property tabling member
4453
star this property label Biography information for Tommy Sheppard more like this
1151851
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
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
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 Hillsborough Castle more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
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, how much funding has been allocated to Historic Royal Palaces for the (a) management, (b) maintenance, and (c) running of Hillsborough Castle in each year since 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh East more like this
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Tommy Sheppard more like this
star this property uin 4362 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 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
star this property answer text <p>The funding allocated to Historic Royal Palaces in each year since 2014 for expenditure at Hillsborough Castle is shown below:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Expenditure</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>14-15</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>15-16</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>16-17</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>17-18</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>18-19</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>£’000</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£’000</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£’000</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£’000</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£’000</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Management</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Maintenance</p></td><td><p>14</p></td><td><p>9</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>86</p></td><td><p>62</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Running Costs</p></td><td><p>1,582</p></td><td><p>82</p></td><td><p>81</p></td><td><p>68</p></td><td><p>15</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1,596</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>91</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>83</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>154</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>77</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Skipton and Ripon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Julian Smith more like this
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less than 2019-10-28T15:11:13.953Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-28T15:11:13.953Z
star this property answering member
4118
unstar this property label Biography information for Julian Smith more like this
star this property tabling member
4453
star this property label Biography information for Tommy Sheppard more like this
1151852
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
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
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 Hillsborough Castle more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 the cost to the public purse has been of repairs to Hillsborough Castle in each of the last 10 years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh East more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Tommy Sheppard more like this
star this property uin 4363 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 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
star this property answer text <p>The Northern Ireland Office expenditure on the (a) running, and (b) repairs and (c) maintenance of Hillsborough Castle is shown below:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Expenditure</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>10-11</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>11-12</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>12-13</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>13-14</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>14-15</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>15-16</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>16-17</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>17-18</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>18-19</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>£’000</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£’000</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£’000</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£’000</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£’000</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£’000</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£’000</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£’000</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£’000</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Running</p></td><td><p>1,515</p></td><td><p>1,329</p></td><td><p>1,311</p></td><td><p>846</p></td><td><p>1,948</p></td><td><p>330</p></td><td><p>309</p></td><td><p>243</p></td><td><p>229</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Repairs and Maintenance</p></td><td><p>185</p></td><td><p>350</p></td><td><p>317</p></td><td><p>340</p></td><td><p>14</p></td><td><p>9</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>86</p></td><td><p>62</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1,700</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1,679</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1,628</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1,186</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1,962</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>339</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>311</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>329</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>291</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><ul><li>Information relating to years before 2010 is not available as the Northern Ireland Office was configured differently prior to the devolution of policing and justice functions.</li></ul><p> </p><p>The allocation of monies from the Historic Royal Palaces fund is a matter for its Board of Trustees.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Skipton and Ripon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Julian Smith more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
4361 more like this
4364 more like this
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less than 2019-10-28T15:14:55.063Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-28T15:14:55.063Z
star this property answering member
4118
unstar this property label Biography information for Julian Smith more like this
star this property tabling member
4453
star this property label Biography information for Tommy Sheppard more like this
1151853
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
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
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 Hillsborough Castle more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of running Hillsborough Castle in each of the last 10 years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh East more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Tommy Sheppard more like this
star this property uin 4364 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 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
star this property answer text <p>The Northern Ireland Office expenditure on the (a) running, and (b) repairs and (c) maintenance of Hillsborough Castle is shown below:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Expenditure</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>10-11</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>11-12</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>12-13</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>13-14</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>14-15</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>15-16</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>16-17</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>17-18</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>18-19</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>£’000</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£’000</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£’000</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£’000</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£’000</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£’000</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£’000</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£’000</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£’000</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Running</p></td><td><p>1,515</p></td><td><p>1,329</p></td><td><p>1,311</p></td><td><p>846</p></td><td><p>1,948</p></td><td><p>330</p></td><td><p>309</p></td><td><p>243</p></td><td><p>229</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Repairs and Maintenance</p></td><td><p>185</p></td><td><p>350</p></td><td><p>317</p></td><td><p>340</p></td><td><p>14</p></td><td><p>9</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>86</p></td><td><p>62</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1,700</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1,679</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1,628</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1,186</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1,962</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>339</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>311</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>329</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>291</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><ul><li>Information relating to years before 2010 is not available as the Northern Ireland Office was configured differently prior to the devolution of policing and justice functions.</li></ul><p> </p><p>The allocation of monies from the Historic Royal Palaces fund is a matter for its Board of Trustees.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Skipton and Ripon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Julian Smith more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
4361 more like this
4363 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-10-28T15:14:55.177Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-28T15:14:55.177Z
star this property answering member
4118
unstar this property label Biography information for Julian Smith more like this
star this property tabling member
4453
star this property label Biography information for Tommy Sheppard more like this
1151916
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
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
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 Human Rights: Northern Ireland more like this
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, whether the provision in paragraph 5 of Schedule 3 of the Withdrawal Agreement Bill, enables the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission to consider (a) human rights cases in its own name under sections 3 and 4 of the Human Rights Act 1998 and (b) alleged breaches of Convention rights in relation to primary legislation. 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 4311 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 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
star this property answer text <p>Yes, it is the intention that the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission will be able to bring human rights cases in its own name to challenge alleged incompatible acts or legislation under the Human Rights Act 1998.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Skipton and Ripon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Julian Smith more like this
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less than 2019-10-28T15:12:33.663Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-28T15:12:33.663Z
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4118
unstar this property label Biography information for Julian Smith more like this
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4088
star this property label Biography information for Stella Creasy more like this
1151565
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
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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 Abortion: Northern Ireland more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 assessment the Government has made of the potential effect on women's safety and well-being in Northern Ireland of the change in law on abortion and the risk that abortion services could be provided by an individual without a medical qualification outside a hospital or abortion clinic. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Congleton more like this
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Fiona Bruce more like this
star this property uin 3752 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 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
star this property answer text <p>The health and safety of women and girls, and clarity and certainty for the medical profession, is at the forefront of the Government’s approach in complying with the legal duty under section 9 of the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019.</p><p> </p><p>On 7 October 2019, I published guidance on gov.uk/nio on the framework in place during the interim period which aims to provide clarity on the abortion law in Northern Ireland, including on medicine legislation in relation to abortion.</p><p> </p><p>While the decriminalisation of abortion in Northern Ireland took effect on 22 October 2019, repealing criminal offences specifically relating to procuring abortion does not repeal other relevant criminal laws that exist to protect individuals. For instance, it will remain a criminal offence for anyone to assist or wilfully act to ‘destroy the life of a child then capable of being born alive’, except where the purpose is to preserve the life of the mother ‘in good faith’.</p><p>We do not expect there to be any additional services available ahead of the new legal framework being in place by 31 March 2020. Existing medical procedures are and will continue to be carefully regulated, and must be carried out by qualified health professionals in regulated premises with appropriate quality and care oversight.</p><p> </p><p>Ahead of the new legal framework from 31 March 2020, women and girls resident in Northern Ireland will be able to continue to access services in England, with all costs of the procedure, including travel and, where needed, accommodation, being paid for from 22 October 2019.</p><p> </p><p>The Government recognises there are a range of sensitive policy issues that will need to be carefully worked, which is why we will be consulting on the new proposed framework shortly.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Skipton and Ripon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Julian Smith more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
3753 more like this
3758 more like this
3760 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-10-28T11:25:25.037Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-28T11:25:25.037Z
star this property answering member
4118
unstar this property label Biography information for Julian Smith more like this
star this property tabling member
3958
star this property label Biography information for Fiona Bruce more like this
1151566
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
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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 Abortion: Northern Ireland more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
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 estimate the Government has made of the potential number of abortions in Northern Ireland by unregulated practitioners between 22 October 2019 and 31 March 2020 due to the lack of a legal framework. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Congleton more like this
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Fiona Bruce more like this
star this property uin 3753 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 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
star this property answer text <p>The health and safety of women and girls, and clarity and certainty for the medical profession, is at the forefront of the Government’s approach in complying with the legal duty under section 9 of the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019.</p><p> </p><p>On 7 October 2019, I published guidance on gov.uk/nio on the framework in place during the interim period which aims to provide clarity on the abortion law in Northern Ireland, including on medicine legislation in relation to abortion.</p><p> </p><p>While the decriminalisation of abortion in Northern Ireland took effect on 22 October 2019, repealing criminal offences specifically relating to procuring abortion does not repeal other relevant criminal laws that exist to protect individuals. For instance, it will remain a criminal offence for anyone to assist or wilfully act to ‘destroy the life of a child then capable of being born alive’, except where the purpose is to preserve the life of the mother ‘in good faith’.</p><p>We do not expect there to be any additional services available ahead of the new legal framework being in place by 31 March 2020. Existing medical procedures are and will continue to be carefully regulated, and must be carried out by qualified health professionals in regulated premises with appropriate quality and care oversight.</p><p> </p><p>Ahead of the new legal framework from 31 March 2020, women and girls resident in Northern Ireland will be able to continue to access services in England, with all costs of the procedure, including travel and, where needed, accommodation, being paid for from 22 October 2019.</p><p> </p><p>The Government recognises there are a range of sensitive policy issues that will need to be carefully worked, which is why we will be consulting on the new proposed framework shortly.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Skipton and Ripon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Julian Smith more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
3752 more like this
3758 more like this
3760 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-10-28T11:25:25.097Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-28T11:25:25.097Z
star this property answering member
4118
unstar this property label Biography information for Julian Smith more like this
star this property tabling member
3958
star this property label Biography information for Fiona Bruce more like this
1151571
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
star this property answering body
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 Abortion: Northern Ireland more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 legislation covers abortions carried out in Northern Ireland during pregnancies up to the point of viability of an unborn child. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Congleton more like this
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Fiona Bruce more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The health and safety of women and girls, and clarity and certainty for the medical profession, is at the forefront of the Government’s approach in complying with the legal duty under section 9 of the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019.</p><p> </p><p>On 7 October 2019, I published guidance on gov.uk/nio on the framework in place during the interim period which aims to provide clarity on the abortion law in Northern Ireland, including on medicine legislation in relation to abortion.</p><p> </p><p>While the decriminalisation of abortion in Northern Ireland took effect on 22 October 2019, repealing criminal offences specifically relating to procuring abortion does not repeal other relevant criminal laws that exist to protect individuals. For instance, it will remain a criminal offence for anyone to assist or wilfully act to ‘destroy the life of a child then capable of being born alive’, except where the purpose is to preserve the life of the mother ‘in good faith’.</p><p>We do not expect there to be any additional services available ahead of the new legal framework being in place by 31 March 2020. Existing medical procedures are and will continue to be carefully regulated, and must be carried out by qualified health professionals in regulated premises with appropriate quality and care oversight.</p><p> </p><p>Ahead of the new legal framework from 31 March 2020, women and girls resident in Northern Ireland will be able to continue to access services in England, with all costs of the procedure, including travel and, where needed, accommodation, being paid for from 22 October 2019.</p><p> </p><p>The Government recognises there are a range of sensitive policy issues that will need to be carefully worked, which is why we will be consulting on the new proposed framework shortly.</p><p> </p>
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