Mr. Wm Ross
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list in the Official Report the powers, privileges and concessions now granted to ex-Ministers and ex-Members of the Stormont House of Commons, ex-members of the power-sharing executive and ex-Members of the Northern Ireland Assembly and ex-Members of the Northern Ireland Convention; and what is the statutory basis for any of these.
§ Mr. Mason
I am not aware of any statutory powers, privileges or concessions which can be claimed by persons in these categories. In practice, however, the status of former Ministers of the Government of Northern Ireland, former members of the Northern Ireland Executive and members of the Northern Ireland Privy Council may be recognised by a ministerial reply to correspondence.