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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 28th March 2007.

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Photo of Tony Blair Tony Blair Prime Minister 11:30 am, 28th March 2007

I pay tribute to what my hon. Friend has done on this issue over the years. Now is an appropriate moment, even as we look forward in Northern Ireland, to remember Johnathan Ball, Tim Parry and also Bronwyn Vickers, who I believe was injured in the explosion and died some time later. We extend our sympathy to the families of all the victims of the troubles. In respect of Colin and Wendy Parry, they have shown a quite extraordinary spirit of forgiveness and determination to promote reconciliation. They can be very proud of the work that they have done over the years. It is interesting that the spirit that they represent has, ultimately, triumphed over hatred, discord and conflict. Surely that should give us hope for the future.

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Paul Vickers
Posted on 29 Mar 2007 8:03 pm (Report this annotation)

A small point, but my late first wife did not like her first name mis-spelt - Bronwen not Bronwyn.

I thank the Prime Minister for his thoughts and for the Governments persistence in continuing to move forward with all parties in Northern Ireland, so that hopefully we are now at the dawn of a new era.

Michael McManus
Posted on 31 Mar 2007 3:57 am

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