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St Andrews Agreement

Volume 714: debated on Thursday 12 November 2009


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Royall of Blaisdon on 26 October (WA 110) concerning the St Andrews agreement, what issues relating to human rights and equality remain to be resolved. [HL6045]

Good progress has been made on the issues relating to human rights and equality set out in Annexe B to the St Andrews agreement.

Action on a number of issues remains to be completed, including the conclusion of the 50:50 recruitment arrangements to the PSNI when the 30 per cent recruitment for Catholic officers has been achieved; and the introduction of an Irish Llanguage Act, responsibility for which has now passed to the devolved Administration.

The Government will continue to work, including where appropriate, with the devolved Administration, to meet the commitments contained in the agreement.