131280 - Northern Ireland Office: Land (Answered)

Jack Lopresti
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will request from the authorities in Northern Ireland details of (a) the land the Northern Ireland Executive holds and (b) the proportion of that land which has been judged surplus; and if he will place that information in the Library.

Mr Shailesh Vara

The ownership and management of land held by the Northern Ireland Executive is a devolved matter. The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland does not therefore intend to request this information.

131186 - Northern Ireland Office: Domestic Visits (Answered)

Peter Dowd
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, with reference to page 48 of the Supply and Appropriation (Anticipation and Adjustments) Bill, how much her Department has spent on VIP visits to Northern Ireland in each year since 2010.

Mr Shailesh Vara

Expenditure totals on VVIP/VIP visits to Northern Ireland by my Department since 2010 are listed below:

Year

Expenditure

2010/11

£2,039

130791 - Northern Ireland Office: Internet (Answered)

James Gray
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many and what proportion of her Department’s cloud-hosting contracts have been awarded to (a) hyperscale cloud providers and (b) UK SMEs; and what the value was of those contracts in each of the last three years.

Mr Shailesh Vara

The Northern Ireland Office does not centrally collect the specific data requested.

130974 - Northern Ireland Office: Apprentices (Answered)

Angela Rayner
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many and what proportion of the staff employed by her Department are apprentices.

Mr Shailesh Vara

My Department currently employs 3 apprentices, which equates to 2.87% of the workforce.

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.

130307 - Northern Ireland Office: Business Interests (Answered)

Jon Trickett
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, which members of her Department's board are responsible for ensuring the proper application of the business appointment rules for former Ministers and senior civil servants.

Mr Shailesh Vara

130137 - Terrorism (Answered)

Nigel Dodds
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, which (a) stakeholders and (b) representatives of victims and survivors of terrorism she has met since taking office.

Mr Shailesh Vara

Since taking office, the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland has met the Commissioner for Victims and Survivors in Northern Ireland. I recently attended the service to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the La Mon bomb and was very moved to hear from the victims and survivors of that terrible atrocity.

130104 - Northern Ireland Assembly (Answered)

Ged Killen
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what her policy is on proposals to reduce the pay of Members of the Northern Ireland Assembly while that Assembly is not sitting; and what assessment she has made of the potential effect of such a reduction on Members of the Northern Ireland Assembly's (a) staff and (b) wider office costs.

Mr Shailesh Vara

129949 - Terrorism: Northern Ireland (Answered)

Nigel Dodds
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of applying the new technology developed to detect jihadi content online to the tackling of republican terrorism in Northern Ireland.

Mr Shailesh Vara

129288 - Northern Ireland Office: Contracts (Answered)

Chris Ruane
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, to which organisations his Department has outsourced functions since 2011.

Mr Shailesh Vara

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