130315 - Marriage: Northern Ireland (Answered)

Ged Killen
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what her policy is on the recognition in Northern Ireland of same sex marriages performed in the UK.

Mr Shailesh Vara

Marriage remains a devolved matter in Northern Ireland. The UK Government will continue to do all it can to support delivery of an effective, stable, power-sharing devolved Government, so that decisions on issues such as same sex marriage are taken by locally accountable politicians.