Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 20th December 1983.

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Photo of Mr John Hume Mr John Hume , Foyle 12:00 am, 20th December 1983

Will the Prime Minister dampen down the hysteria in this country about Irish-American support for violence in Northern Ireland by recognising that the vast majority of Irish-Americans, of whom there are 44 million, do not support violence in Northern Ireland and that opposition to it is forcefully, strongly and constructively expressed by their political leaders, such as Speaker O'Neill, Senator Kennedy and Senator Moynihan?