Orders of the Day — Northern Ireland Act 1974

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:15 pm on 26th June 1985.

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Photo of Mr Barry Porter Mr Barry Porter , Wirral South 11:15 pm, 26th June 1985

Will my hon. Friend clarify what I understood to be a statement of policy? Did he say that it was possible that the Government would be prepared to speak to Sinn Fein regardless of whether it renounced violence?