125312 - Tourism: Northern Ireland (Answered)

Mr Alister Jack
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps her Department is taking to increase tourism between Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Mr Shailesh Vara

Tourism is a devolved policy area, meaning that the Northern Ireland Executive has responsibility for the promotion and delivery of the tourism offered within Northern Ireland. Tourism Ireland is responsible for marketing the island of Ireland overseas, including with Great Britain.

125310 - Tourism: Northern Ireland (Answered)

Mr Alister Jack
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what estimate her Department has made of the value of tourism between Northern Ireland and Scotland.

Mr Shailesh Vara

Tourism is a devolved policy area, meaning that the Northern Ireland Executive has responsibility for the promotion and delivery of the tourism offered within Northern Ireland. Tourism Ireland is responsible for marketing the island of Ireland overseas, including with Great Britain.

125851 - Cairnryan Port: Northern Ireland (Answered)

Mr Alister Jack
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether she will make an assessment of the contribution to the economy of Northern Ireland of the Port of Cairnryan in Dumfries and Galloway constituency.

Mr Shailesh Vara

125525 - Blood: Contamination (Answered)

Nigel Dodds
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what recent discussions she has had with the Minister for the Cabinet Office on the inquiry into contaminated blood under the Inquiries Act 2005.

Mr Shailesh Vara

125308 - Cairnryan Port: Roads (Answered)

Mr Alister Jack
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether her Department has received representations from (a) ferry operators and (b) hauliers on the quality of road links to and from the Port of Cairnryan in Dumfries and Galloway in Scotland.

Mr Shailesh Vara

To date, the Department has not received any representations from ferry operators or hauliers on road links between Cairnryan and Galloway.

125307 - Trade: Northern Ireland (Answered)

Mr Alister Jack
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps her Department is taking to increase cross border trade between Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Mr Shailesh Vara

The Government is committed to building an economy that works for everyone, in Northern Ireland and the whole of our United Kingdom.

125306 - Trade: Northern Ireland (Answered)

Mr Alister Jack
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what estimate her Department has made of the value of cross border trade between Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Mr Shailesh Vara

The Department has not undertaken an assessment of the value of cross-border trade between Scotland and Northern Ireland. The Department has however worked with colleagues across the UK to assess the value of external sales from Northern Ireland to Great Britain, which stands at £14bn.

125305 - Borders: Northern Ireland (Answered)

Mr Alister Jack
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions her Department has had with the Scottish Government on future border arrangements between Scotland and Northern Ireland after the UK leaves the EU.

Mr Shailesh Vara

The Government has been very clear that as we leave the EU we will not do anything that threatens the constitutional and economic integrity of the United Kingdom’s internal market.

125526 - Public Expenditure: Northern Ireland (Answered)

Nigel Dodds
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what recent discussions she has had with the head of the Northern Ireland civil service about the budget for the next financial year; and if she will make a statement.

Mr Shailesh Vara

124525 - Northern Ireland Office: Drinking Water (Answered)

Tim Farron
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much money her Department has spent on bottled water in each year since 2010.

Mr Shailesh Vara

In 2016, the Department spent £54.10 on bottled water, and 2017 £89.70. There are no records held for the previous years.

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