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Political Discussions

Volume 116: debated on Thursday 14 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on his most recent political discussions in the Province.

In recent weeks I have had meetings with the Alliance party, the Social Democratic and Labour party, and the Workers party. I regret that the Unionist parties have not yet taken up the offers which my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister and I have made to hold discussions with them. The meetings that I have held have provided a valuable opportunity for constructive discussion of a range of issues which are important to Northern Ireland's future.