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Volume 700: debated on Thursday 24 April 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What discussions they have had with Sinn Fein about disbanding the IRA's Army Council. [HL2863]

My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland has had discussions with representatives of Sinn Fein about a wide range of subjects. He believes that all paramilitary structures from Northern Ireland's past have no place in the future of Northern Ireland.