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Representation At Westminster

Volume 931: debated on Saturday 5 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps he is now taking to give Northern Ireland greater representation at Westminster.

The Government have accepted for some time that Northern Ireland is under-represented at Westminster. My center hon. Friend the Prime Minister has already announced that it is the Government's intention to refer the question of Northern Ireland's representation in the United Kingdom Parliament to a Speaker's Conference. In accordance with normal practice, Opposition party leaders will be consulted in due course about the Conference's composition and terms of reference.—[Vol. 928, c. 1303.]