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Northern Ireland Government

Question for Northern Ireland Office

UIN 474, tabled on 15 October 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of appointing a caretaker devolved government in Northern Ireland.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

22 October 2019

I continue to do everything I can to get Stormont back up and running. I, as Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, have no power or role to recall the Assembly, as that function is conferred on the Speaker for the Assembly. The Assembly can only be recalled by the Speaker, by agreement of the parties

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