To ask His Majesty's Government what recent discussions they have had with ministers in the Northern Ireland Executive on economic growth and development.
2 November 2022
Northern Ireland benefits enormously from the strength and security provided by being an integral part of the UK - the world’s sixth largest economy.
The UK Government has regular discussions with Northern Ireland Executive ministers on a range of topics, including economic growth and development.
The UK Government continues to work to boost economic growth in Northern Ireland, including through the allocation of £400 million funding under the New Deal for Northern Ireland, in the ongoing £617 million City and Growth Deal programme, and through allocations of the Levelling Up Fund and the upcoming UK Shared Prosperity Fund.
However, as economic development is a devolved matter, it is vital that a restored Northern Ireland Executive and locally accountable ministers are in place to take the decisions that will drive economic growth in Northern Ireland.