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Welfare State: Northern Ireland

Question for Northern Ireland Office

UIN 292850, tabled on 1 October 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, by what date would legislation have to be introduced to prevent Welfare Reform mitigations in Northern Ireland expiring on 31 March 2020.

Answered on

7 October 2019

The Department for Communities in Northern Ireland is responsible for the delivery of the various mitigation schemes relating to welfare reform in Northern Ireland.

A decision to extend mitigations beyond March 2020 would be a matter for an incoming Minister for Communities in a restored Northern Ireland Executive.

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