Northern Ireland Executive - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:29 am on 13th July 2017.

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Photo of Lord Murphy of Torfaen Lord Murphy of Torfaen Labour 11:29 am, 13th July 2017

My Lords, does the Minister agree that every single agreement reached in Northern Ireland which has been successful has been because of the direct involvement of the Prime Minister and the Taoiseach? Is it not about time that the Prime Minister actually went to Belfast to talk directly with the parties and the Irish Government? Until that happens, I fear that we will make little progress.