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United States Deputy Secretary Of State (Talks)

Volume 15: debated on Monday 14 December 1981

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asked the Lord Privy Seal to what extent he discussed Northern Ireland or the unification of Ireland in his talks with Mr. William Clark, United States deputy Secretary of State.

I refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Epping Forest (Sir J. Biggs-Davison) on 7 December. I would add that the unification of Ireland was not discussed.

asked the Lord Privy Seal if he will make a statement regarding his discussions with the United States deputy Secretary of State.

I met the United States deputy Secretary of State on 3 December and our discussions covered matters of common interest including East-West relations, the Middle East and Southern African questions.