Government response

Villiers responds to UUP announcement

Rt Hon Theresa Villiers, Secretary of State for NI, responds to UUP's announcement that they will withdraw from the Northern Ireland Executive

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Ms Villiers said:

This is a matter for the Ulster Unionist Party who take their own decisions.

The Government remains fully committed to the devolved political institutions and to the implementation of the Stormont House Agreement.

Over the coming days, I shall be continuing my discussions with the parties about fallout from the murder of Kevin McGuigan.

Published 26 August 2015