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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Health – in the House of Commons at 12:40 pm on 16th July 2013.

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Photo of Gregory Campbell Gregory Campbell DUP, East Londonderry 12:40 pm, 16th July 2013

I thank you, Mr Speaker, and other hon. Members for their best wishes, which I shall pass on to my right hon. Friend Mr Dodds.

The Secretary of State has indicated the reprehensible nature of the violence and the attacks on police and property, which we all condemn outright and without reservation. She must now ensure that comprehensive discussions take place immediately—not next May or June, but immediately—to resolve all outstanding parades involving protests and violence. She also needs to engage with the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister to ensure that marginalised and embittered communities see more investment and jobs in their areas so that they do not get caught up in violence.