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Election Candidates (Declaration)

Volume 124: debated on Thursday 10 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when he proposes to introduce a declaration of non-violence to be undertaken by all local government election candidates.

The Government's discussion paper "Elected Representatives and the Democratic Process in Northern Ireland" sought views by 30 November on such a proposal. We are now considering the way forward in the light of the responses received.