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Bill of Rights

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 22nd June 1989.

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Photo of Mr Harold McCusker Mr Harold McCusker , Upper Bann 12:00 am, 22nd June 1989

Is the Secretary of State aware that a Bill of Rights is one of the few issues which meets his oft-stated criteria for cross-community support in Northern Ireland? Is he aware that members of the Unionist community in Northern Ireland believe that his reluctance to produce a Bill of Rights has more to do with the fact that he could not continue to govern us by the present totally undemocratic methods if there were a Bill of Rights?