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Northern Ireland: Bill of Rights

Volume 711: debated on Monday 8 June 2009


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the British Embassy in Washington is aware of the Chief Commissioner of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission's encouragement of United States Senators and Congressmen to table resolutions on a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland, as stated on 30 April in the Irish parliament's Joint Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday agreement; and whether the embassy will prepare an information pack on the subject for Congress and the White House. [HL3990]

Our embassy in Washington continues to monitor activities in the US Congress which relate to reserved and excepted matters concerning Northern Ireland. Should the subject be raised by members of Congress, the embassy will consider the need to prepare an information pack.