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Welfare State: Northern Ireland

Question for Northern Ireland Office

UIN HL1011, tabled on 1 July 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of there being no agreement to recent proposals on welfare reform in Northern Ireland, what alternative measures are being considered to implement welfare reform in Northern Ireland.

Answered on

8 July 2015

The full implementation of the Stormont House Agreement offers the best way to resolve the current welfare reform impasse and build a brighter, more secure future for Northern Ireland. The Government will do what is necessary to implement our obligations under the Agreement and expects the Northern Ireland Executive parties to do the same.