134427 - Northern Ireland Office: Official Hospitality (Answered)

Deidre Brock
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much money her Department has spent on hospitality in each of the last five years.

Mr Shailesh Vara

My Department has spent the following on hospitality in each of the last five years;

2013/14 - £67,492

2014/15 - £53,769

2015/16 - £34,841

2016/17 - £59,755

2017/18 - £94,085

133612 - Northern Ireland Office: Buildings (Answered)

Jon Trickett
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 20 March 2018 to Question 132223, on Northern Ireland Office: Buildings, what the annual cost to the public purse is of the use of each of those sites by her Department.

Mr Shailesh Vara

The annual cost to the public purse of the use of the buildings identified in the previous answer to question 132223 is shown below:

Building

Annual Cost (£)

133043 - Children: Day Care (Answered)

Angela Rayner
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions of 13 March 2018, Official Report, column 768, what plans she has to discuss with Northern Ireland political parties the roll out of childcare support in Northern Ireland similar to 30 hours of funded childcare in England.

Mr Shailesh Vara

I refer the honourable Member to the answer given by my Rt honourable Friend the Chief Secretary to the Treasury on 26 March 2018 (UIN 133099).

132723 - Public Expenditure: Northern Ireland (Answered)

Lady Hermon
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to her oral contribution of 12 March 2018, Official Report, columns 641 to 642, whether she plans to set the budget for Northern Ireland through an Order-in-Council; and if she will make a statement.

Mr Shailesh Vara

132652 - Roads: Belfast (Answered)

David Simpson
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether the Government plans to release the funding for the Yorkgate Interchange project.

Mr Shailesh Vara

134268 - Hillsborough Castle (Answered)

Tommy Sheppard
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much has been spent on repairs to Hillsborough Castle in each of the past 10 years.

Mr Shailesh Vara

Expenditure on repairs to Hillsborough Castle in each of the past 10 years is shown below:

10-11

11-12

12-13

13-14

14-15

15-16

134267 - Hillsborough Castle (Answered)

Tommy Sheppard
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much funding has been allocated to Historic Royal Palaces for the (a) management, (b) maintenance, and (c) running of Hillsborough Castle in each year since 2014.

Mr Shailesh Vara

The funding allocated to Historic Royal Palaces in each year since 2014 for expenditure at Hillsborough Castle is shown below:

Expenditure

2014-15

2015-16

134099 - Northern Ireland Office: Cambridge Analytica and SCL Group (Answered)

Dr Philippa Whitford
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether she has met with representatives of (a) SCL Group or (b) Cambridge Analytica.

Mr Shailesh Vara

Departments publish quarterly details of Ministers’ meetings with external organisations on GOV.UK. These can be found at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications

133482 - Hillsborough Castle: Operating Costs (Answered)

Tommy Sheppard
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what estimate she has made of the running costs of Hillsborough Castle in each of the past 10 years.

Mr Shailesh Vara

The Northern Ireland Office holds the following details in relation to Hillsborough Castle running costs. Details for the years preceding are not retained by the department.

2010/11 £1,700,358

2011/12 £1,678,727

2012/13 £1,627,827

2013/14 £1,185,637

133034 - Northern Ireland Office: Assets (Answered)

Peter Dowd
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much money her Department has raised from the sale of (a) assets, (b) land and (c) buildings in each year since 2010.

Mr Shailesh Vara

The Northern Ireland Office raised £15,326.03 from the sale of assets in 2017. The Department has not raised any other monies from the sale of assets, land or buildings since 2010.

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