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Local Elections (Irish Citizens)

Volume 984: debated on Thursday 8 May 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland in what circumstances citizens of the Republic of Ireland are eligible as candidates and members of local authorities in Northern Ireland.

I refer my hon. Friend to sections 3 and 4 of the Local Government Act (Northern Ireland) 1972 and

I refer the hon. Gentleman and my hon. Friends to the reply I gave earlier today to my hon. Friend the Member for Epping Forest (Mr. Biggs-Davison).