Restoration of Power Sharing

Part of Northern Ireland – in the House of Commons on 6 September 2023.

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Photo of Chris Heaton-Harris Chris Heaton-Harris The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

I thank the former Secretary of State for that question; he is absolutely right. We have been listening in great detail to Sir Jeffrey M. Donaldson, the DUP leader, and his team of negotiators over the course of the summer. We have had very detailed negotiations and I believe we are homing in on what is actually required. That might well mean we need conversations elsewhere, but let us see where we get to in the course of the next couple of days.