165172 - Northern Ireland Government (Answered)

Layla Moran
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of allowing the Northern Ireland Assembly to sit in committee format, in parallel with all-party talks, to scrutinise and advise Northern Ireland Government Departments on decision making in the absence of ministers.

Mr Shailesh Vara

Restoring devolution remains a top priority for this Government. We are committed to redoubling UK Government efforts to restore the Executive, and continue to keep a range of options under review.