Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

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Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

The head of the Northern Ireland Office, which is the department of the British government responsible for the administration of devolution of power from the central government to the Northern Irish regional government. He/she oversees national security, elections, and similar matters in Northern Ireland. The secretary is appointed by the monarch on the advice of the prime minister.
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MPs of different parties were united in sadness that the hugely admired former Northern Ireland minister Paul Goggins had passed away.
Andrew Robathan welcomes new role as Northern Ireland Minister of State
1974: Government admits nuclear test The Labour Government has admitted Britain exploded a nuclear device | Stuart Broad 1993: Minister resigns over business links Northern Ireland Minister Michael Mates has resigned over his links with fugitive tycoon Asil Nadir.
This came during a meeting gathered Interior Minister Abdul Qadir Qahtan and Northern Ireland Minister of Justice David Ford at the parliament's headquarter of Northern Ireland in Belfast in the United Kingdom.
He met Home Office Minister James Brokenshire, British intelligence agency MI5 director-general Jonathan Evans and Northern Ireland Minister Hugo Swire, among other key officials.
Shadow Northern Ireland minister Stephen Pound said: "These people don't seem to realise we've moved on.
In 2010 he resigned as shadow Northern Ireland minister after pleading guilty to failing to provide a breath test.
A UK government source pointed out Mr Jones and Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson were there, along with other senior figures such as Northern Ireland Minister Hugo Swire.
Mr Howarth, a former Northern Ireland minister and a Labour member of the Commons intelligence and security committee asked for assurances that "any action taken against former members of the armed services would be carried out in the interests of justice rather than vengeance".
MICHAEL Mates, Northern Ireland Minister in the Conservative government of Prime Minister John Major, resigned in June 1993 over his links with fugitive tycoon Asil Nadir.
betting was published by John Spellar, Northern Ireland Minister for Social Development, in September.
Northern Ireland Minister Des Browne is spending the weekend considering a response to the level of violence.
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