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Northern Ireland Office: Benefits

Volume 707: debated on Wednesday 11 February 2009

Question

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what benefits are not devolved to the Northern Ireland Executive; and why they are not devolved. [HL1066]

Northern Ireland has had a separate social security system and a separate national insurance fund for many years.

Responsibility for social security, child support and pensions in Northern Ireland rests with the Department for Social Development.