122098 - Belfast Agreement: Anniversaries (Answered)

Lady Hermon
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans she has to mark the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Good Friday Belfast Agreement; and if she will make a statement.

Mr Shailesh Vara

The UK Government remains fully committed to the terms of the Belfast Agreement, its principles and its institutions. Events are being planned across a range of sectors to mark this significant anniversary in Northern Ireland - discussions are underway regarding the details of these.

The department is clear, however, that the best way for us to mark this event is with a restored Executive in place. My focus remains on working with the Northern Ireland political parties, and, as appropriate, the Irish Government, to this end.