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Political Talks

Volume 957: debated on Thursday 9 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether he will make a statement on his discussions during the recess with the political parties in Northern Ireland to lead to a political settlement.

I refer the hon. Member to the answer which I gave earlier today to a Question from my hon. Friend the Member for Sheffield, Hillsborough (Mr. Flannery). I have made it clear that in these discussions with the parties I am prepared to consider any new form of administration which seems capable of attracting the necessary widespread acceptance in Northern Ireland.