122894 - Fraud: Northern Ireland (Answered)

Mr Gregory Campbell
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many arrests there have been in connection with fuel fraud in Northern Ireland between 1 April 2017 and 31 December 2017.

Mr Shailesh Vara

122229 - Northern Ireland Office: Carers (Answered)

Frank Field
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether her Department has a carer's policy for its employees; and what other steps her Department has taken to support employees with caring responsibilities.

Mr Shailesh Vara

122104 - State Retirement Pensions: Northern Ireland (Answered)

Lady Hermon
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans the new Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Northern Ireland has to meet women in Northern Ireland born in the 1950s and adversely affected by the equalisation of state pension entitlement; and if she will make a statement.

Mr Shailesh Vara

121161 - Northern Ireland Government (Answered)

Stephen Morgan
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when he plans to convene a plenary of the five main political parties in Northern Ireland to seek a resolution to the political situation in Northern Ireland.

Mr Shailesh Vara

Northern Ireland Office Ministers will outline plans for further talks with the political parties shortly. The Government remains committed to getting devolution up and running in Northern Ireland.

120785 - Terrorism: Northern Ireland (Answered)

Lady Hermon
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment he has made of trends in the levels of recruitment to loyalist paramilitary groups in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.

Mr Shailesh Vara

122234 - Offences against Children: Northern Ireland (Holding Answer)

Lady Hermon
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will make it her priority to meet the victims and survivors of historical institutional abuse in Northern Ireland; and if she will make a statement.

Mr Shailesh Vara

The Northern Ireland Office has indicated that it will not be possible to answer this question within the usual time period. An answer is being prepared and will be provided as soon as it is available.

122093 - Northern Ireland Government (Answered)

Lady Hermon
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when she plans to meet the leaders of the four main churches to discuss the restoration of a functioning Northern Ireland Executive; and if she will make a statement.

Mr Shailesh Vara

The department’s priority is to re-establish the fully functioning, inclusive devolved administration that works for everyone in Northern Ireland. In doing so, I will work not just with politicians but all sections of the community in Northern Ireland.

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.

121862 - Northern Ireland Government (Answered)

Lady Hermon
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of the conduct of the hon. Member for West Tyrone in relation to the Kingsmil massacre on the talks to restore devolved government in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.

Mr Shailesh Vara

121860 - BBC Northern Ireland: Equal Pay (Answered)

Lady Hermon
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what representations she has made to the Northern Ireland Equality Commission on ensuring equal pay for BBC employees in Northern Ireland.

Mr Shailesh Vara

Neither the Secretary of State nor the previous Secretary of State has made representations to the ECNI regarding BBC pay.

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