Royal Visits

House of Lords written question – answered on 21st April 2008.

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Photo of Lord Laird Lord Laird Crossbench

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the announcement by the President of the Republic of Ireland that HM the Queen would be allowed to visit the Republic only if and when policing and justice are transferred to the Northern Ireland Assembly, whether they have a policy on the appropriate use of HM the Queen's itinerary.

Photo of Lord Malloch-Brown Lord Malloch-Brown Minister of State, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Minister of State (Africa, Asia and the UN)

The Government advise Buckingham Palace on official travel overseas by Her Majesty the Queen. Both Governments are aware of each other's views on a possible visit and agree that it should take place when they judge the time to be right.

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