Government Proposals (White Paper)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 14th December 1972.

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Photo of Mr William Whitelaw Mr William Whitelaw , Penrith and The Border 12:00 am, 14th December 1972

I take note of all these points. The White Paper, whenever it comes, will be of considerable importance to the future of Northern Ireland. It would be a great mistake to try to rush things, thereby possibly making some wrong decisions, merely for the sake of speed. I am anxious not to make any commitment about dates at this stage because I should not wish to make a commitment which in the event was not fulfilled.