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Parliamentary Debates
Northern Ireland
64 speeches (10,376 words)
Tuesday 13th April - Commons Chamber
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The Abortion (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2021
1 speech (708 words)
Tuesday 23rd March - Written Statements
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Abortion in Northern Ireland
54 speeches (8,253 words)
Thursday 25th March - Commons Chamber
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Written Answers
Terrorism: Northern Ireland
Asked by: Louise Haigh (Labour - Sheffield, Heeley)
Thursday 25th March 2021

Question to the Northern Ireland Office:

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, with reference to his announcement of 19 March 2021 on Twitter on Victims' Payments, from which New Decade, New Approach (NDNA) priorities outlined in Annexe A funding is planned to be drawn; and how much funding he plans to be drawn from total NDNA funding to meet that commitment.

Answered by Robin Walker - Minister of State (Northern Ireland Office)

The New Decade, New Approach deal provided the restored Executive with a £2bn financial package that delivers for the people of Northern Ireland. This included £140m to be allocated to address Northern Ireland’s unique circumstances.

£40m of this funding has already been earmarked for various projects in conjunction with the Executive. To enable the Executive to begin implementing the Troubles Permanent Disablement Scheme, I have agreed with the Treasury that the Executive will be able to access the remaining £100m NDNA funding earmarked for Northern Ireland’s unique circumstances.

This flexibility will substantially reduce the costs in those years where costs are more significant. There is nothing standing in the way of the Executive delivering the scheme as set out in legislation.

Northern Ireland Office: Official Engagements
Asked by: Louise Haigh (Labour - Sheffield, Heeley)
Tuesday 23rd March 2021

Question to the Northern Ireland Office:

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will provide details of his engagements on 16 March 2021.

Answered by Robin Walker - Minister of State (Northern Ireland Office)

The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland regularly undertakes engagements in line with his ministerial portfolio. On 16 March, he attended Cabinet alongside the Prime Minister and ministerial colleagues. Later that day, he conducted meetings with various stakeholders on a range of matters relating to departmental business.

Devolution: Northern Ireland
Asked by: Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick (Non-affiliated - Life peer)
Wednesday 24th March 2021

Question to the Northern Ireland Office:

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the implementation of devolution in Northern Ireland.

Answered by Viscount Younger of Leckie - Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)

This Government remains fully committed to the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement, which provided an important and stable base for power-sharing in Northern Ireland. The New Decade New Approach (NDNA) deal reached in January 2020 resulted in the restoration of the NI institutions. Good progress has been made in implementing the deal (which has included releasing over £555million of the £2bn of funding agreed in the deal and progress towards the establishment of an independent fiscal council) and establishing the governance structures that underpin NDNA (such as the Joint Board and Implementation Review meetings). The Government does acknowledge, however, that some of the matters targeted for early resolution under NDNA have been affected and challenged by the ongoing public health crisis.

The Government is working to deliver the next tranche of our commitments, such as progressing legislation on the sustainability of the institutions and reforms to the Petition of Concern mechanism.

Northern Ireland
Asked by: Baroness Hoey (Non-affiliated - Life peer)
Friday 26th March 2021

Question to the Northern Ireland Office:

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that citizens of Northern Ireland have the same rights as citizens of other nations in the United Kingdom.

Answered by Viscount Younger of Leckie - Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)

The Government is firmly committed to ensuring the ongoing recognition and protection of rights for all people across the UK.

Guarantees of equality and rights, which recognise the unique circumstances of Northern Ireland, are a fundamental part of the Belfast Agreement.

The Government remains firmly committed to upholding the Belfast Agreement in all its parts, including the important rights it protects, the constitutional principles it upholds, and the institutions it established.

IRA: Libya
Asked by: Louise Haigh (Labour - Sheffield, Heeley)
Tuesday 13th April 2021

Question to the Northern Ireland Office:

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what estimate he has made of the level of redress that family members of those bereaved in Libyan-sponsored IRA terrorism will be able to access through (a) the Northern Ireland Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme and (b) The Troubles Permanent Disablement Scheme.

Answered by Robin Walker - Minister of State (Northern Ireland Office)

We must pursue fairness and consistency in the provision of support to victims of terrorism - which is why publicly funded support has been made available to victims of the Troubles who are eligible for the Northern Ireland Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme and the Troubles Permanent Disablement Scheme.

The UK Government welcomes the recent undertaking given to the Court that the Executive will make the necessary funding available to ensure eligible victims receive the payments to which they are legally entitled through the Troubles Permanent Disablement Scheme.

We recognise that there is a wider issue around the suitability of arrangements to make payments to the bereaved in Northern Ireland, and the Secretary of State has encouraged the Executive to consider what more could be done to help.




IRA: Libya
Asked by: Louise Haigh (Labour - Sheffield, Heeley)
Tuesday 13th April 2021

Question to the Northern Ireland Office:

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether he has (a) discussed with and (b) met with William Shawcross to discuss the contents of his report on Libyan-sponsored IRA terror.

Answered by Robin Walker - Minister of State (Northern Ireland Office)

The then Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Julian Smith, had a discussion with Mr Shawcross as part of the evidence gathering process which informed the content of the internal scoping report. Officials from the Northern Ireland Office also had a number of engagements with Mr Shawcross and his team as part of the same process.



Terrorism: Northern Ireland
Asked by: Louise Haigh (Labour - Sheffield, Heeley)
Tuesday 13th April 2021

Question to the Northern Ireland Office:

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether he has made representations to the Secretary of State for the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office on the adequacy of (a) the Criminal Injuries Compensation scheme and b) the Troubles Permanent Disablement scheme for family members of the bereaved.

Answered by Robin Walker - Minister of State (Northern Ireland Office)

The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and his officials regularly engage with their counterparts in the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office on a large variety of issues.

We recognise that there is a wider issue in Northern Ireland around the suitability of arrangements to make payments to the bereaved, and the Secretary of State has encouraged the Executive to consider what more could be done to help.



IRA: Libya
Asked by: Louise Haigh (Labour - Sheffield, Heeley)
Tuesday 13th April 2021

Question to the Northern Ireland Office:

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether he met with victims of Libyan-sponsored IRA terrorism prior to the Government's decision not to release the Shawcross Report.

Answered by Robin Walker - Minister of State (Northern Ireland Office)

The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and officials from the Northern Ireland Office regularly meet victims groups and other representatives from civil society to discuss a range of legacy issues.

The Government is committed to publishing details of ministers’ meetings with external organisations on a quarterly basis. Publications for the Northern Ireland Office can be found on gov.uk.



USA: Belfast Agreement
Asked by: Baroness Hoey (Non-affiliated - Life peer)
Friday 26th March 2021

Question to the Northern Ireland Office:

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to establish a common understanding of the provisions of the Belfast Agreement with the government of the United States.

Answered by Viscount Younger of Leckie - Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)

The Prime Minister and Secretary of State for Northern Ireland are grateful for the deep interest in Northern Ireland shown by President Biden and the new United States Government. The steadfast US support for the Belfast (‘Good Friday’) Agreement and the gains of the peace process is undoubtedly one of the key reasons behind its enduring success.

The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland engages regularly with stakeholders from across the political spectrum in the United States on matters of importance to the Irish American diaspora, which includes a number of meetings over the past week. That is also the case for a number of colleagues across Cabinet and the British Embassy in Washington.

United Kingdom
Asked by: Andrew Griffith (Conservative - Arundel and South Downs)
Wednesday 21st April 2021

Question to the Northern Ireland Office:

What steps his Department is taking to strengthen Northern Ireland’s place in the UK.

Answered by Robin Walker - Minister of State (Northern Ireland Office)

The Government has always stressed the importance of the Union. This year is the centenary of Northern Ireland and the United Kingdom as we know it today, and the Government is committed to levelling up across all four nations of the UK.

The £400m New Deal and the £562m in City and Growth Deals will boost economic growth, with Deals covering the whole of Northern Ireland. This includes the Derry-Londonderry and Strabane City Deal that the Government signed Heads of Terms for in February.

Northern Ireland will also benefit from the Community Renewal Fund, the Levelling Up Fund and the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. We will continue working tirelessly for our family of nations going forward.



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Northern Ireland Office
30 Mar 2021, 4:21 p.m.

With less than 100 days to go before the EU #SettlementScheme deadline, protect your family’s rights in the UK by applying to the EU #SettlementScheme by 30 June 2021. Apply now at: https://t.co/BuYF4lD8vm https://t.co/GUgf0eJddq

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30 Mar 2021, 4:21 p.m.

@ManufacturingNI @retail_ni @LogisticsUKNews @Freight_NI @MichaelAodhan @BelfastHourNI @nibusinessinfo @daera_ni @NI_LGA @ConsumerCouncil @Derry_Chamber @mea_bc @dcsdcouncil @FSB_NI @CBI_NI @InvestNI @NIChamber @belfastcc

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9 Apr 2021, 10:28 p.m.

Statement from the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland on the death of the HRH the Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. https://t.co/Ql5dk4pAKh

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9 Apr 2021, 2:34 p.m.

Statement from the Secretary of the State of Northern Ireland on the death of the HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. https://t.co/QNOWgSht7f

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Northern Ireland Office
23 Apr 2021, 2 p.m.

Freelance Theatre Director @emilyforan_ is a mentor on the @NIOgov Centenary programme, ‘21 artists for the 21st century’. She says the 'amazing' programme will help young people find their voices and discover who they want to be as artists. Apply 👉 https://t.co/TXvDFe3cKi https://t.co/Lr1aisoYc4

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Northern Ireland Office
23 Apr 2021, 5:02 p.m.

WATCH: Actor 🎭 @micktheejit is a mentor on the @NIOgov ‘21 artists for the 21st century’. He says the programme is a really positive initiative for young artists, and mentorship is very important. To apply visit 👉 https://t.co/TXvDFe3cKi https://t.co/sMUcrqObkW

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Northern Ireland Office
23 Apr 2021, 8:01 p.m.

Musician Naomi Hamilton @jeliofthebirds is a mentor on the @NIOgov Centenary programme for young artists, ‘21 artists for the 21st century’. She says the programme ‘sends out a message that we care about young people going after their creative talents.’ 👉 https://t.co/TXvDFe3cKi https://t.co/NY2MSqCZbd

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Northern Ireland Office
24 Apr 2021, 2 p.m.

Young people aged 18-21 in 2021 who are from the creative 🎨 and performing arts 🎭 can apply to take part in the new @NIOgov Centenary programme for young artists, ‘21 artists for the 21st century’. For more details visit 👉 https://t.co/TXvDFe3cKi https://t.co/6pTLnA0BxP

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Northern Ireland Office
24 Apr 2021, 8 p.m.

Freelance Theatre Director @emilyforan_ is a mentor on the @NIOgov Centenary programme ‘21 artists for the 21st century’. She says the 'amazing' programme will help young people find their voices and discover who they want to be as artists. Apply 👉 https://t.co/TXvDFe3cKi https://t.co/KaJlSJVTLx

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Northern Ireland Office
25 Apr 2021, 2 p.m.

Are you a young person aged 18-21 in 2021 and with an interest in the creative and performing arts? If so, you can apply to take part in the new @NIOgov Centenary programme for young artists, ‘21 artists for the 21st century’. For more details visit https://t.co/TXvDFdLBlI https://t.co/UVec4jaX2h

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Northern Ireland Office
25 Apr 2021, 8:01 p.m.

Musician Naomi Hamilton @jeliofthebirds is a mentor on the @NIOgov Centenary programme for young artists, ‘21 artists for the 21st century’. She says the programme ‘sends out a message that we care about young people going after their creative talents.’ 👉 https://t.co/TXvDFe3cKi https://t.co/WpgVSKGrKX

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Northern Ireland Office
26 Apr 2021, 1 p.m.

If you’re aged 18-21 in 2021, from the creative and performing arts and want to participate in a mentor scheme, you can apply to take part in the new @NIOgov Centenary programme for young artists, ‘21 artists for the 21st century’. For more details visit https://t.co/TXvDFe3cKi https://t.co/KIuzW0bMIT

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Northern Ireland Office
26 Apr 2021, 8 p.m.

WATCH: Actor 🎭 @micktheejit is a mentor on the @NIOgov ‘21 artists for the 21st century’. He says the programme is a really positive initiative for young artists, and mentorship is very important. To apply visit 👉 https://t.co/TXvDFe3cKi https://t.co/12HFtnk4EW

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Northern Ireland Office
26 Apr 2021, 4:03 p.m.

Are you an employer? National Living and Minimum Wage rates have gone up. Measured increases support the UK's workforce, while recognising the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Make sure you’re paying your employees what they're legally entitled to 👉🏼 https://t.co/PjIjj5r2Ax https://t.co/iDaFVN8Np1

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Northern Ireland Office
26 Apr 2021, 4:03 p.m.

@ManufacturingNI @retail_ni @LogisticsUKNews @Freight_NI @MichaelAodhan @BelfastHourNI @nibusinessinfo @daera_ni @NI_LGA @ConsumerCouncil @Derry_Chamber @mea_bc @dcsdcouncil @FSB_NI @CBI_NI @InvestNI @NIChamber @belfastcc

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Northern Ireland Office
23 Apr 2021, noon

Hollywood star 🎭 Sir Kenneth Branagh has urged young NI artists to apply to the new @NIOgov Centenary programme, ‘21 artists for the 21st century’, which he says will ‘provide great encouragement to a new generation of emerging young artists’ 🎨 Apply 👉 https://t.co/TXvDFe3cKi https://t.co/3kLT8FZziF

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Northern Ireland Office
24 Mar 2021, 11:38 a.m.

Following a meeting with @DBECIreland to discuss the benefits of the Dublin Belfast Economic Corridor, Minister @walkerworcester said: 'The two economies need to work with each other as seamlessly & collaboratively as possible - greater prosperity in one will benefit the other.' https://t.co/2UUmFvIn9s

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Northern Ireland Office
24 Mar 2021, 12:38 p.m.

Yesterday, Secretary of State @BrandonLewis spoke with representatives across civic society in Northern Ireland and reiterated the Government's commitment to ensuring the Protocol is implemented in the pragmatic and proportionate way that was always intended.

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Northern Ireland Office
19 Mar 2021, 5:02 p.m.

There have now been over 81,000 applications to the EU #SettlementScheme across Northern Ireland. It’s free and simple for #EUCitizens in Northern Ireland to apply for #SettledStatus. Applications close on 30 June 2021. Find out more and apply now: https://t.co/BuYF4lD8vm https://t.co/C7wMXQsjVD

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Northern Ireland Office
19 Mar 2021, 5:02 p.m.

@ManufacturingNI @retail_ni @LogisticsUKNews @Freight_NI @MichaelAodhan @BelfastHourNI @nibusinessinfo @daera_ni @NI_LGA @ConsumerCouncil @Derry_Chamber @mea_bc @dcsdcouncil @FSB_NI @CBI_NI @InvestNI @NIChamber @belfastcc

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Northern Ireland Office
18 Mar 2021, 2:18 p.m.

Today, Secretary of State @BrandonLewis discussed the @NIOgov Centenary programme with young people from @YouthActionNI during a visit to Radio YNP station in Belfast📻🎙️ https://t.co/zq8jXMYiFz

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Northern Ireland Office
18 Mar 2021, 3:15 p.m.

Secretary of State @BrandonLewis hosted a virtual roundtable 💻 with @Adhoc_NSEW & the Rural Community Network to discuss issues facing rural and border communities and reiterate the UK Government’s commitment to continued North-South/East-West cooperation🤝 https://t.co/MHpEKjRZH3

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Northern Ireland Office
18 Mar 2021, 5:13 p.m.

The UK Covid-19 vaccination programme is underway. Find out more: https://t.co/6SrA9JEEf1 https://t.co/J6NFt9OPhd

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Northern Ireland Office
18 Mar 2021, 5:14 p.m.

@NIChamber @Derry_Chamber @NI_LGA @nidirect @belfastcc @mea_bc @fermanaghomagh @nmdcouncil

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Northern Ireland Office
26 Mar 2021, 12:34 p.m.

New National Cyber Security Centre @NCSC CEO @Lindy_Cameron & former @NIOgov Director General delivered her inaugural speech @CSIT_QUB. Northern Ireland is at the forefront of the UK’s cyber security skills industry, leading the development of this sector on a global scale. 💪🌍 https://t.co/feXT9KuDV8

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Northern Ireland Office
24 Mar 2021, 5:36 p.m.

Supported by @NIOgov and in collaboration with the Centenary Historical Advisory Panel, @HTANI has today launched the 1921 Essay Competition✍️This is a fantastic opportunity for any NI student studying A Level History/Government & Politics to utilise their skills 📚👇#NIBeyond100 https://t.co/7VLlffGVuo

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Northern Ireland Office
25 Mar 2021, 7:50 a.m.

The UK Covid-19 vaccination programme is underway. Find out more: https://t.co/6SrA9JEEf1 https://t.co/1RuWfRwEXF

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Northern Ireland Office
25 Mar 2021, 7:51 a.m.

@NIChamber @Derry_Chamber @NI_LGA @nidirect @belfastcc @mea_bc @fermanaghomagh @nmdcouncil

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Northern Ireland Office
25 Mar 2021, 3:59 p.m.

This afternoon, @WalkerWorcester met with @Solace_UK and local representatives from councils across Northern Ireland. @Solace_UK is a vital organisation, representing local communities and providing opportunities for the public sector. 1/2 https://t.co/N6ZEuIeTH1

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Northern Ireland Office
25 Mar 2021, 3:59 p.m.

.@WalkerWorcester discussed the impact of the pandemic & highlighted the UK Government’s commitment to economic recovery. This will be achieved through essential pieces of funding, such as the Levelling Up Fund & the Community Ownership Fund. Building back better across NI. 2/2

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Northern Ireland Office
25 Mar 2021, 4:33 p.m.

This afternoon, @WalkerWorcester congratulated @EastSidePship on their successful Shared History Fund award to develop & host a political talks programme, focusing on the Centenary of Northern Ireland, as part of their annual East Side Arts Festival this summer. ☀️ https://t.co/YGbtt0LNyO

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Northern Ireland Office
25 Mar 2021, 6:33 p.m.

Today, Secretary of State @BrandonLewis outlined the further step he has taken to ensure women and girls have full access to abortion & post-abortion care locally in NI. This delivers on his legal obligations & seeks to ensure the rights of women & girls in NI are upheld. https://t.co/07ft9hLBLn

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Northern Ireland Office
23 Mar 2021, 9:26 p.m.

100 DAYS TO GO If you’re an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen (resident in the UK by 31 December 2020), you now have less than 100 days left to apply to the EU #SettlementScheme Apply today at: https://t.co/BuYF4llx6M https://t.co/bRiaZ8sMyx

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Northern Ireland Office
23 Mar 2021, 9:26 p.m.

@ManufacturingNI @retail_ni @LogisticsUKNews @Freight_NI @MichaelAodhan @BelfastHourNI @nibusinessinfo @daera_ni @NI_LGA @ConsumerCouncil @Derry_Chamber @mea_bc @dcsdcouncil @FSB_NI @CBI_NI @InvestNI @NIChamber @belfastcc

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Northern Ireland Office
8 Apr 2021, 4:14 p.m.

Small businesses can apply for grants of up to £2,000 through the SME Brexit Support Fund to access practical support when adapting to new customs and tax rules. Find out if you're eligible: https://t.co/sFZxOH5tIX https://t.co/LpExfOSxHx

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Northern Ireland Office
8 Apr 2021, 4:14 p.m.

@ManufacturingNI @retail_ni @LogisticsUKNews @Freight_NI @MichaelAodhan @BelfastHourNI @nibusinessinfo @daera_ni @NI_LGA @ConsumerCouncil @Derry_Chamber @mea_bc @dcsdcouncil @FSB_NI @CBI_NI @InvestNI @NIChamber @belfastcc

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Northern Ireland Office
8 Apr 2021, 7:15 p.m.

SoS @BrandonLewis has today released a statement on the unrest in Northern Ireland. https://t.co/W1m1eOEfJP

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Northern Ireland Office
7 Apr 2021, 4:53 p.m.

The 10-step EU Exit Readiness Checklist from @nibusinessinfo offers advice on key actions to take. Act now: https://t.co/Z6gImIC00g https://t.co/CQ0wnLVAQ3

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Northern Ireland Office
7 Apr 2021, 4:53 p.m.

@ManufacturingNI @retail_ni @LogisticsUKNews @Freight_NI @MichaelAodhan @BelfastHourNI @nibusinessinfo @daera_ni @NI_LGA @ConsumerCouncil @Derry_Chamber @mea_bc @dcsdcouncil @FSB_NI @CBI_NI @InvestNI @NIChamber @belfastcc

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Northern Ireland Office
6 Apr 2021, 5:03 p.m.

The Trade with the UK tool includes up to date information about UK taxes, tariffs, commodity codes and regulations. It also provides information for goods going into Northern Ireland. Access the tool here: https://t.co/f8R1w8AAe5 https://t.co/VScaRDeAzO

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Northern Ireland Office
6 Apr 2021, 5:03 p.m.

@ManufacturingNI @retail_ni @LogisticsUKNews @Freight_NI @MichaelAodhan @BelfastHourNI @nibusinessinfo @daera_ni @NI_LGA @ConsumerCouncil @Derry_Chamber @mea_bc @dcsdcouncil @FSB_NI @CBI_NI @InvestNI @NIChamber @belfastcc

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Northern Ireland Office
24 Mar 2021, 2:46 p.m.

The Government has set out how additional fishing quota gained as a result of leaving the EU will be split between NI, Scotland, Wales & England. This ensures the additional quota will deliver benefits to fishermen & coastal communities across the Union. 👇https://t.co/ARR6bxqqyc

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Northern Ireland Office
25 Mar 2021, 12:23 p.m.

Supported by @NIOgov and in collaboration with the Centenary Historical Advisory Panel, @HTA_of_NI has launched the 1921 Essay Competition✍️ This is a fantastic opportunity for any NI student studying A Level History/Government & Politics to utilise their skills 📚👇#NIBeyond100 https://t.co/7VLlffGVuo

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Northern Ireland Office
25 Mar 2021, 2:51 p.m.

Today, Minister of State @WalkerWorcester met with @niveteranscomm Danny Kinahan at Stormont House. This was a useful opportunity to learn more about the Commissioner’s engagement with NI veterans, as well as underline the UK Government’s Commitment to the role under #NDNA https://t.co/gpHbhkXywy

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Northern Ireland Office
29 Mar 2021, 4:39 p.m.

Universities, schools, colleges and other education providers across the UK can now apply to take part in the Turing Scheme. Backed by £110m, the scheme will enable up to 35,000 students to benefit from international experiences around the world. https://t.co/XCW6CdPJBf https://t.co/iefhyyDeFi

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Northern Ireland Office
29 Mar 2021, 4:39 p.m.

@Education_NI @CCEA_info @QUBelfast @UlsterUni @CSSC_NI @nwrcglobal @CIPR_NI @PRCA_NI

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Northern Ireland Office
26 Mar 2021, 2:20 p.m.

Secretary of State @BrandonLewis visited @ryobi_uk in Carrickfergus today to hear about the recent £15m investment by this leading global manufacturer of aluminium products for the automotive industry. 🚗 🚆 https://t.co/VTgrQTMlS5

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Northern Ireland Office
26 Mar 2021, 4:09 p.m.

NEW: Traders moving organic products from GB to NI are now eligible for support following the expansion of the Movement Assistance Scheme. Find out more here: https://t.co/adyZJ0Fmnl https://t.co/PWGym0dPQO

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Northern Ireland Office
26 Mar 2021, 4:09 p.m.

@ManufacturingNI @retail_ni @LogisticsUKNews @Freight_NI @MichaelAodhan @BelfastHourNI @nibusinessinfo @daera_ni @NI_LGA @ConsumerCouncil @Derry_Chamber @mea_bc @dcsdcouncil @FSB_NI @CBI_NI @InvestNI @NIChamber @belfastcc

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Northern Ireland Office
26 Mar 2021, 6:41 p.m.

🎥 WATCH | Secretary of State @BrandonLewis was given a tour of @Ryobi_UK factory in Carrickfergus this afternoon by Managing Director David Watson. He praised the manufacturer for bringing much needed investment in to Northern Ireland. https://t.co/cdb4Km6aGF

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Northern Ireland Office
22 Apr 2021, 2:41 p.m.

Secretary of State @BrandonLewis praised @PoliceServiceNI officers for their tireless work in keeping the community safe in the city, when he met Chief Superintendent Darrin Jones at Strand Road @PSNIDCSDistrict earlier today. https://t.co/URy6o6Ij7h

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Northern Ireland Office
22 Apr 2021, 3:40 p.m.

During a tour of the City Walls, Secretary of State @brandonlewis met with representatives of the Apprentice Boys of Derry. The walls, built during the period of 1613-1618 form a walkway around the inner city. https://t.co/yFGdeDZ7af

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Northern Ireland Office
22 Apr 2021, 4 p.m.

At Sollus Centre, Secretary of State @brandonlewis met with & thanked community representatives who were involved in efforts to reduce tensions & restore calm in areas of Londonderry which suffered during the recent violence. https://t.co/z1gyeVKECS

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Northern Ireland Office
21 Apr 2021, 3:54 p.m.

Secretary of State @BrandonLewis has laid in Parliament the annual report of the Independent Reviewer for Justice and Security (NI) Act 2007. https://t.co/sXMcEPI2DB

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Northern Ireland Office
21 Apr 2021, 4:30 p.m.

Calling all small businesses based in Northern Ireland! Are you interested in practical solutions to help achieve your low-carbon goals? ♻️ Join our virtual event on Thursday 29 April 2021. Limited places available, register 👉 https://t.co/18g7WE3QgN #TogetherForOurPlanet https://t.co/QuTILDukcz

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Northern Ireland Office
22 Apr 2021, 11:49 a.m.

On a visit to Derry/Londonderry today, Secretary of State @BrandonLewis met representatives from community development group @HolywellT to hear about their ongoing projects and important peacebuilding work. 🕊️🤝 https://t.co/jeZ2tzTgOU

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Northern Ireland Office
20 Apr 2021, 4 p.m.

The UK Covid-19 vaccination programme is underway. Find out more: https://t.co/6SrA9JEEf1 https://t.co/hUnGFRy3Vh

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Northern Ireland Office
20 Apr 2021, 4:45 p.m.

SoS @brandonlewis condemns attempted attack on PSNI officer in Dungiven https://t.co/lBoJ3u2h4d

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Northern Ireland Office
20 Apr 2021, 7:51 p.m.

Today, Secretary of State @BrandonLewis met with key figures from the Irish American community in New England 🇺🇸 to discuss the current context in Northern Ireland. /1

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Northern Ireland Office
20 Apr 2021, 7:51 p.m.

@BrandonLewis noted the importance of holding up all Strands of the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement as the cornerstone of governance in Northern Ireland. With thanks to @BostonCollege and @UKinBoston for facilitating the discussion. /2

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Northern Ireland Office
23 Apr 2021, 9:03 a.m.

Secretary of State @brandonlewis has launched the @NIOgov Centenary programme for young artists, ‘21 artists for the 21st century’. He described it as a ‘fantastic opportunity for Northern Ireland’s young artists to further develop their skills.' Apply 👉 https://t.co/TXvDFe3cKi

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Northern Ireland Office
22 Mar 2021, 2:24 p.m.

Secretary of State @BrandonLewis has congratulated pupils at @OLSPCK in Belfast for successfully gaining a place, and representing Northern Ireland, in the final of the UK's #CyberFirst Girls Competition 1/3 https://t.co/P0NB4HJZzm

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Northern Ireland Office
22 Mar 2021, 2:24 p.m.

He said: “Northern Ireland is at the forefront of the UK’s cyber security skills industry, leading the development of this ever growing sector on a global scale." 2/3

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Northern Ireland Office
22 Mar 2021, 2:24 p.m.

“Competitions such as this are immensely important, inspiring our next generation of young people to pursue an exciting career in cyber security.” 3/3

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Northern Ireland Office
22 Mar 2021, 4:48 p.m.

Today, Secretary of State @BrandonLewis discussed preparations for #COP26 global environmental conference later this year w/ @COP26 President @AlokSharma_RDG, @ScotSecofState Alister Jack, SoS for Wales @Simonhartmp & @niexecutive Agri Minister @edwinpootsmla. 🌍💪 https://t.co/QsX7eRgj3s

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Northern Ireland Office
22 Mar 2021, 5:24 p.m.

Universities, schools, colleges and other education providers across the UK can now apply to take part in the Turing Scheme. Backed by £110m, the scheme will enable up to 35,000 students to benefit from international experiences around the world. https://t.co/XCW6CdPJBf https://t.co/zuswiUOCJE

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Northern Ireland Office
22 Mar 2021, 5:24 p.m.

@Education_NI @CCEA_info @QUBelfast @UlsterUni @CSSC_NI @nwrcglobal @CIPR_NI @PRCA_NI

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Northern Ireland Office
19 Mar 2021, 8:49 p.m.

Secretary of State @BrandonLewis welcomes the news that PSNI have charged an individual on suspicion of a number of serious terrorist-related offences, following an arrest in Derry/Londonderry yesterday morning under the Terrorism Act. https://t.co/Aijo8NX5Pc

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Northern Ireland Office
23 Mar 2021, 11:29 a.m.

Secretary of State @BrandonLewis has welcomed the launch of a new trade hub in Northern Ireland which marks the start of a major export drive, promoting local exports across the world 🌍 to help level up the country, build back better, and support a resilient economy. 💷 https://t.co/maEt9D3BFg

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Northern Ireland Office
23 Mar 2021, 1:34 p.m.

A year to the day since the first national lockdown was announced, Secretary of State @BrandonLewis has praised people in Northern Ireland for their resilience over the last year & offered his sincere condolences to the families of all those who have lost loved ones.

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Northern Ireland Office
19 Apr 2021, 5:29 p.m.

Today, Secretary of State @brandonlewis met with @cooperationirl a leading peace-building charity. At this, there was a clear understanding that all communities need to work together, ensuring the foundations of mutual respect & tolerance of the Good Friday Agreement remain. https://t.co/nFc95sB2eo

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Northern Ireland Office
19 Apr 2021, 1:25 p.m.

In a private ceremony, Secretary of State @BrandonLewis laid a floral tribute at @NIWarMemorial in memory of all those who lost their lives 80 years ago during the Belfast Blitz. The Secretary of State also met with staff & trustees during a visit to the city museum #Blitz80 https://t.co/BxDy8Fo1Tt

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Northern Ireland Office
17 Apr 2021, 4 p.m.

This afternoon, military personnel from 206 (Ulster) Battery Royal Artillery conducted a gun salute at @HillsCastle to mark the National Minute's Silence on the occasion of the funeral of His Royal Highness, The Duke of Edinburgh. https://t.co/dbpafkfOLx

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Northern Ireland Office
23 Mar 2021, 3:23 p.m.

Today, Secretary of State @BrandonLewis has taken a further step to ensure women & girls have full access to abortion and post-abortion care locally in NI, to deliver on his legal obligations and ensure the rights of women and girls in NI are upheld. https://t.co/S2jndH7wXl

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Northern Ireland Office
31 Mar 2021, 4:53 p.m.

Are you a haulier moving goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland? Make sure you are registered for the Goods Vehicle Movement Service, the Government’s new system for coordinating the movement of goods vehicles. Register here: https://t.co/awd98DW1Fh https://t.co/JpWHTYl7zY

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Northern Ireland Office
31 Mar 2021, 4:53 p.m.

@ManufacturingNI @retail_ni @LogisticsUKNews @Freight_NI @MichaelAodhan @BelfastHourNI @nibusinessinfo @daera_ni @NI_LGA @ConsumerCouncil @Derry_Chamber @mea_bc @dcsdcouncil @FSB_NI @CBI_NI @InvestNI @NIChamber @belfastcc

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Northern Ireland Office
31 Mar 2021, 4:59 p.m.

Secretary of State @BrandonLewis paid tribute to health professionals and @healthdpt 👏 after visiting the new #COVID19 mass vaccination centre @SSEBelfastArena today. 💪🏥 @setrust https://t.co/elup3aIN0u

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Northern Ireland Office
1 Apr 2021, 4:58 p.m.

The #TraderSupportService will help you navigate new changes to the way goods move between Great Britain and Northern Ireland, free of charge. You can sign up here: https://t.co/G1Fy6x8U4T https://t.co/ElqZGX5GgR

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Northern Ireland Office
1 Apr 2021, 4:58 p.m.

@ManufacturingNI @retail_ni @LogisticsUKNews @Freight_NI @MichaelAodhan @BelfastHourNI @nibusinessinfo @daera_ni @NI_LGA @ConsumerCouncil @Derry_Chamber @mea_bc @dcsdcouncil @FSB_NI @CBI_NI @InvestNI @NIChamber @belfastcc

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Northern Ireland Office
31 Mar 2021, 11:18 a.m.

Secretary of State @BrandonLewis took part in an engaging discussion with industry and community reps today on the NI Protocol and other issues impacting NI during @BrIreCham #InConversationWith event in association with @DeloitteNI this morning. https://t.co/KHt31D2x4k https://t.co/08DeeT4TWK

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Northern Ireland Office
16 Mar 2021, 3:39 p.m.

Tackling climate change is the Government's top international priority. That's why we are working with innovative companies across the UK, including in Northern Ireland, to help us become the world's leading centre for green technology. https://t.co/D6XwtQpfIK

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Department Publications - Consultations
Monday 26th April 2021
Northern Ireland Office
Source Page: Non-Jury Trials Justice and Security (Northern Ireland) Act 2007
Document: Non-Jury Trials Justice and Security (Northern Ireland) Act 2007 (PDF)
Monday 26th April 2021
Northern Ireland Office
Source Page: Non-Jury Trials Justice and Security (Northern Ireland) Act 2007
Document: Non-Jury Trials Justice and Security (Northern Ireland) Act 2007 (PDF)
Monday 26th April 2021
Northern Ireland Office
Source Page: Non-Jury Trials Justice and Security (Northern Ireland) Act 2007
Document: Non-Jury Trials Justice and Security (Northern Ireland) Act 2007 (webpage)


Department Publications - News and Communications
Thursday 8th April 2021
Northern Ireland Office
Source Page: A statement from the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
Document: A statement from the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (webpage)
Tuesday 23rd March 2021
Northern Ireland Office
Source Page: Appointment of Chief Electoral Officer - March 2021
Document: Appointment of Chief Electoral Officer - March 2021 (webpage)
Friday 9th April 2021
Northern Ireland Office
Source Page: Buckingham Palace announce the death of the Duke of Edinburgh
Document: Buckingham Palace announce the death of the Duke of Edinburgh (webpage)



Northern Ireland Office mentioned

Parliamentary Debates
Abortion (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2021
48 speeches (13,325 words)
Wednesday 28th April - Lords Chamber

Mentions:
1: There are no procedures to scrutinise what is done by the NIO. - Link to Speech
2: The Northern Ireland Office made it clear in its submission to the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee - Link to Speech
3: there is in fact broad support in Northern Ireland and across party lines for the approach taken by the Northern - Link to Speech
4: support for these regulations and the approach that is being adopted in this particular area by the Northern - Link to Speech

Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill
52 speeches (8,380 words)
Tuesday 27th April - Commons Chamber
Cabinet Office
Mentions:
1: I am confident that, in the near future, legislation will be brought before the House from the Northern - Link to Speech

Select Committee on the Armed Forces Bill
24 speeches (4,231 words)
Thursday 22nd April - Commons Chamber

Mentions:
1: the legacy issues, very much in the news at the moment, are subject to separate work being led by the Northern - Link to Speech

Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill
129 speeches (25,511 words)
Wednesday 21st April - Commons Chamber
Cabinet Office
Mentions:
1: scope of the debate, I would like to confirm to the House that a Bill will soon come forward from the Northern - Link to Speech
2: /p>I was interested to hear the Minister, at the start of today’s proceedings, indicate that the Northern - Link to Speech
3: I also know that it is not the MOD that is in the lead on this; it is the Northern Ireland Office. - Link to Speech
4: Tracey Magee says:“NIO source tells me there are no plans to bring forward legislation in the - Link to Speech
5: Beckenham and others, I can confirm that I expect, with confidence, legislation very soon from the Northern - Link to Speech

Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill
240 speeches (43,414 words)
Tuesday 13th April - Lords Chamber
Ministry of Defence
Mentions:
1: >I appreciate that the Minister, who is always so generous in her replies, is not actually from the Northern - Link to Speech
2: In order to make further progress, the Northern Ireland Office must continue to engage with the Irish - Link to Speech
3: to that, that we might meet the noble Baroness, the noble and learned Lord and the Minister at the Northern - Link to Speech

Armed Forces Bill (Second sitting)
186 speeches (23,615 words)
Wednesday 31st March - Public Bill Committees
Cabinet Office
Mentions:
1: I understand it is now said not to be a MOD matter, but a matter for the Northern Ireland Office. - Link to Speech
2: At no stage have I just cast this matter off to the Northern Ireland Office, as has been alleged by my - Link to Speech



Bill Documents
Mar. 26 2021
Briefing Paper on the Bill
Finance (formerly Finance (No. 2)) Bill 2021-22 - Government Bill
Briefing papers

Found: Reserve for the same period.7 UK Government signs agreement for £250m investment in the North West, Northern



Tweets
Gavin Robinson (Democratic Unionist Party - Belfast East)
Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Defence)
21 Apr 2021, 1:52 p.m.

New Veterans Minister has just confirmed the NIO will shortly bring forward equivalent protection for Veterans who served in NI. All eyes on the Queens Speech in 3 weeks times. The detail will be important, but welcomed progress on their commitment.

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House of Lords
21 Apr 2021, 12:11 p.m.

Lord McFall is Senior Deputy Speaker. He starts work as Lord Speaker on 1 May. He served as MP for Dumbarton and then West Dunbartonshire, working as a whip, in Northern Ireland Office government positions and as @CommonsTreasury Chair before becoming a #HouseofLords member.

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Department Publications - Transparency
Friday 7th May 2021
Cabinet Office
Source Page: Civil Service People Survey: 2020 results
Document: Civil Service People Survey: 2020 results (PDF)

Found: Transport Scotland Territorial Offices 3Scotland Office, Office of the Advocate General, Wales Office and Northern



Department Publications - Statistics
Wednesday 28th April 2021
Cabinet Office
Source Page: Freedom of Information statistics: annual 2020
Document: Freedom of Information statistics: annual 2020 (PDF)

Found: Ireland Office 170206289260200 Scotland Office 151241238232178 UK Export Finance 901029679141

Wednesday 28th April 2021
Cabinet Office
Source Page: Freedom of Information statistics: annual 2020
Document: Freedom of Information statistics: annual 2020 (PDF)

Found: The Northern Ireland Office, Scotland Office and the Wales Office are included in these statistics as

Wednesday 28th April 2021
Cabinet Office
Source Page: Freedom of Information statistics: October to December 2020
Document: Freedom of Information statistics: October to December 2020 (PDF)

Found: full list of the bodies covered by the monitoring statistics in 2019 can be found on page 8.The Northern



Department Publications - News and Communications
Tuesday 20th April 2021
Home Office
Source Page: Establishment licence holder newsletter, August 2018
Document: Establishment licence holder newsletter, August 2018 (PDF)

Found: Animal Care and Welfare Officer (NACWO), Named Compliance Officer (NCO), Named Information Officer (NIO

Friday 19th March 2021
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Source Page: Government announces additional support for women's football clubs
Document: further £300 million of support (PDF)

Found: Reserve for the same period.7 UK Government signs agreement for £250m investment in the North West, Northern



Department Publications - Policy paper
Tuesday 30th March 2021
Home Office
Source Page: Impact Assessments covering migration policy
Document: Impact Assessments covering migration policy (PDF)

Found: accommodation under licences as well as people payi ng to stay in tourist accommodation and 5 Northern



Department Publications - Research
Wednesday 24th March 2021
Cabinet Office
Source Page: The Dunlop Review into UK Government Union capability
Document: The Dunlop Review into UK Government Union capability (PDF)

Found: The Northern Ireland Of˜ce (NIO) remains under a separate management structure although more recently



Department Publications - Guidance
Tuesday 23rd March 2021
HM Treasury
Source Page: Consolidated budgeting guidance 2021 to 2022
Document: Consolidated budgeting guidance 2021 to 2022 (PDF)

Found: Matthew.Carter@hmtreasury.gov.uk Resource Estimate for: SFO, CPS, TSOL, UKSC, TNA, CMA, EC, NIO



Department Publications - Consultations
Thursday 18th March 2021
Ministry of Justice
Source Page: Judicial Review Reform
Document: Judicial Review Reform (PDF)

Found: Defence Other Gov English Local Government Dept for Work & Pensions Non Gov HM Revenue & Customs Northern