131709 - Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry (Answered)

Lady Hermon
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will meet the Chairman of the Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry in Northern Ireland to discuss the implementation of his report; and if she will make a statement.

Mr Shailesh Vara

The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland will of course consider carefully any invitation she receives. It is important to note, however, that the report was commissioned by the devolved government, and how to respond to its recommendations should properly be for a devolved government to decide.