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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 Seamus Mallon Mr Seamus Mallon , Newry and Armagh 12:00 am, 22nd June 1989

Does the Secretary of State agree that a Bill of Rights for the North of Ireland is incompatible with the provisions of the Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act 1978 and the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act 1984 and that until that pernicious legislation is removed from the statute book any positive and constructive discussion about a Bill of Rights is pure pie in the sky?