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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Northern Ireland minister Nick Hurd, son of Tory grandee Douglas, appears alongside former wife Kim in a copy of the tycoon's contacts published online.
Earlier in the day, Northern Ireland Minister Shailesh Vara, who backed Remain campaign in the EU referendum, has left his post in the UK government.
Media reports said UK Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab, Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey, Junior Northern Ireland minister Shailesh Vara, junior Brexit minister Suella Braverman, and parliamentary private secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan have resigned over the Brexit agreement.
Shailesh Vara, a Northern Ireland Minister was the first to resign from Government this morning over the deal and there is speculation more will follow him and Raab.
Britain's Northern Ireland minister has said she would like the law to be changed, but it was up to the people of Northern Ireland.
Shadow Northern Ireland minister Steve Pound said: "People are fed up with former ministers filling their boots."
This approach is now 'the envy' of others parts of the UK, as the Northern Ireland minister's visit to St Athan on a fact-finding mission testified, he said.
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.
In 2010 he resigned as shadow Northern Ireland minister after pleading guilty to failing to provide a breath test.
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".
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