126067 - Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry (Answered)

Nigel Dodds
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment has she made of the implications for her Department of the recommendations in the report of the Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry.

Mr Shailesh Vara

The Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry was established by the Northern Ireland Executive, and Sir Anthony Hart’s report was provided to the Northern Ireland Executive. The responsibility for implementing the recommendations remains a devolved matter.

It remains our overriding priority to see devolution restored, so that a new Executive can take decisions on a range of strategic issues, such as a response to Sir Anthony’s report, in the interests of the whole community.