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registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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 Assembly and Northern Ireland Office: Art Works 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 criteria are used to determine which portraits are displayed or removed in (1) the Northern Ireland Office, and (2) the Northern Ireland Assembly. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Rogan more like this
uin HL17173 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
answer text <p>The Northern Ireland Office takes its responsibilities under Fair Employment legislation very seriously and seeks to ensure a good and harmonious working environment for all staff; the requirements of which are set out in the 1989 Fair Employment Code of Practice.</p><p> </p><p>In line with the Equality Commission of Northern Ireland’s Guide, Promoting a Good and Harmonious Working Environment, the Northern Ireland Office is sensitive to the display of “posters, pictures, portraits or other displays that are more closely associated with one or other of the communities” and will consider any concerns raised by employees. I can confirm that the department takes steps to ensure no such images are displayed in Stormont House</p><p> </p><p>Information on employees’ personal data is sensitive, in order to comply with DPA requirements, and so I am unable to comment further. In line with the rest of the Civil Service, our staff need to be able to raise concerns in a confidential manner and without fear of repercussions.</p><p> </p><p>In relation to the Northern Ireland Assembly, I would refer the noble Lord to the Clerk/ Chief Executive of the Northern Ireland Assembly.</p>
answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
grouped question UIN
HL17174 more like this
HL17175 remove filter
question first answered
less than 2019-07-23T15:47:57.447Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T15:47:57.447Z
answering member
4686
label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank remove filter
tabling member
2478
label Biography information for Lord Rogan more like this
1139089
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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 Assembly and Northern Ireland Office: Art Works 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 whether they have received any reports that civil servants in Northern Ireland have been offended by portraits of the Royal Family in (1) the Northern Ireland Office, and (2) the Northern Ireland Assembly; and if so, how many civil servants have made such complaints. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Rogan more like this
uin HL17174 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
answer text <p>The Northern Ireland Office takes its responsibilities under Fair Employment legislation very seriously and seeks to ensure a good and harmonious working environment for all staff; the requirements of which are set out in the 1989 Fair Employment Code of Practice.</p><p> </p><p>In line with the Equality Commission of Northern Ireland’s Guide, Promoting a Good and Harmonious Working Environment, the Northern Ireland Office is sensitive to the display of “posters, pictures, portraits or other displays that are more closely associated with one or other of the communities” and will consider any concerns raised by employees. I can confirm that the department takes steps to ensure no such images are displayed in Stormont House</p><p> </p><p>Information on employees’ personal data is sensitive, in order to comply with DPA requirements, and so I am unable to comment further. In line with the rest of the Civil Service, our staff need to be able to raise concerns in a confidential manner and without fear of repercussions.</p><p> </p><p>In relation to the Northern Ireland Assembly, I would refer the noble Lord to the Clerk/ Chief Executive of the Northern Ireland Assembly.</p>
answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
grouped question UIN
HL17173 more like this
HL17175 remove filter
question first answered
less than 2019-07-23T15:47:57.5Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T15:47:57.5Z
answering member
4686
label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank remove filter
tabling member
2478
label Biography information for Lord Rogan more like this