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Irish Republic

Volume 894: debated on Friday 4 July 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has had any discussions with the Government of the Irish Republic about the progress of their Criminal Law (Jurisdiction) Bill as it affects the United Kingdom; and if he will make a statement.

The matter has been raised on several occasions by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland during meetings with Ministers of the Irish Republic. The Irish Government share our concern that their Criminal Law (Jurisdiction) Bill and our own Criminal Jurisdiction Bill, which are complementary to each other, should become law as soon as possible.