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Secretary Of State (Interviews)

Volume 14: debated on Monday 30 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many radio and television interviews he has given in an official capacity to foreign news agencies since he took office.

In addition to one interview with a foreign television station, a number of my interviews with the BBC and ITV have been broadcast overseas. I have given two interviews to the COI for distribution in the USA which have been widely transmitted. I have also spoken extensively to representatives of the foreign and broadcasting agencies in the United Kingdom, and propose as time permits to continue to make myself available to meet and be interviewed by them. My ministerial colleagues in the Northern Ireland Office will do the same.