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Northern Ireland Government

Question for Northern Ireland Office

UIN HL14889, tabled on 13 April 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made on the New Decade, New Approach commitments, announced in January 2020.

Answered on

23 April 2021

The New Decade, New Approach deal reached in January 2020 includes a balanced package of commitments to deliver more transparent and sustainable institutions in Northern Ireland. The UK Government has already delivered a number of our key commitments including:

  • The release of £556 million of the £2 billion of funding agreed in the deal;
  • The appointment of a Veteran’s Commissioner in September 2020;
  • The launch of the programme for the Centenary of Northern Ireland in 2021 and including 39 successful bids from the £1million Shared History Fund;
  • The establishment of the governance structures that underpin New Decade, New Approach, namely the Joint Board and the Implementation Review Meetings.

The UK Government works closely with Northern Ireland’s political leaders to support them in making the devolved institutions work and where appropriate, in delivering their commitments within NDNA.