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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:30 pm on 19th July 2001.

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Photo of Eric Forth Eric Forth Conservative, Bromley and Chislehurst 12:30 pm, 19th July 2001

Why on earth have we not had a statement from the Prime Minister about Northern Ireland? Does it not seem odd, even to the Leader of the House, that there were protracted crisis talks last week but the House of Commons has not been informed of where we are, where we are going, what is going on, who said what and what the Government expect to happen? How can we possibly contemplate a summer recess when we have all been left in complete ignorance of what is going on and what the future holds? Please will the Leader of the House get the Prime Minister here tomorrow for an emergency statement?