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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 Tom King Mr Tom King The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland 12:00 am, 22nd June 1989

Obviously, I did not make myself clear. I was seeking to explain that it is novel to hear constructive proposals from people who until now have preferred to remain silent. I welcome that. I know that this issue has been much discussed. It has been much discussed within my party and there have been long-standing discussions. I recognise that there is scope for serious discussion and I have called times beyond number for constructive suggestions.