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Volume 447: debated on Thursday 22 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many times in each of the last five years he has met (a) each victims group, (b) individual families of victims and (c) victims of major shooting and bombing incidents which led to large numbers of deaths; and if he will make a statement. (78557)

The information you seek is not held in the format in which it was requested and to attempt to gather such information could be done only at a disproportionate cost. I would however advise the hon. Member that since my appointment as Secretary of State for Northern Ireland in May 2005 I have had several meetings with victims groups and their families. Indeed the hon. Member was present at a recent meeting I had with one such group.