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Ending Suspension

Part of Orders of the Day — Northern Ireland Bill – in the House of Commons at 10:06 pm on 8th February 2000.

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Photo of Mr Harry Barnes Mr Harry Barnes Labour, North East Derbyshire 10:06 pm, 8th February 2000

All the hon. Members who have spoken in the debate so far, including those who voted against Second Reading, have pointed out that they are in favour of decommissioning. Is that a position that my hon. Friend adopts? As he is closer to contacts with Sinn Fein than I will ever be, will he press decommissioning upon them, because it is the friends, or the people who have links with Sinn Fein, who might be able to shift its position?