Welfare State: Northern Ireland:Written question - 243543

Q
(Belfast South)
Asked on: 10 April 2019
Northern Ireland Office
Welfare State: Northern Ireland
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps she is taking to help ensure the continuation of the additional welfare support package due to end next year.
A
Answered by: John Penrose
Answered on: 17 April 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. Their officials are ensuring that appropriate advice in relation to welfare mitigations is available for an incoming Minister.

In addition, the Northern Ireland Affairs and Work and Pensions Committees are holding a joint inquiry into welfare policy in Northern Ireland. The inquiry will consider the impact of the mitigation package, and how the alternative payment arrangements in Northern Ireland are working in practice.

It is for the Department for Communities in Northern Ireland to provide the necessary information to facilitate this inquiry.

Grouped Questions: 243544

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