Royal Irish Regiment and Irish Guards
Jeffrey M Donaldson (Lagan Valley, DUP)
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether he has had discussions with the Secretary of State for Defence on steps to mark the return to Northern Ireland of the Royal Irish Regiment and the Irish Guards from operational deployment in Afghanistan.
Owen Paterson (Secretary of State, Northern Ireland; North Shropshire, Conservative)
I would like to take the opportunity to acknowledge the exceptional efforts and sacrifices of the Royal Irish Regiment and Irish Guards in Afghanistan, in particular Lance Corporal Stephen McKee from 1st Battalion the Royal Irish Regiment who was killed on