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Northern Ireland: Parades Commission

House of Lords written question – answered on 12th December 2011.

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Photo of Lord Empey Lord Empey UUP

To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent discussions they have had with the Northern Ireland Executive about the future of the Parades Commission for Northern Ireland.

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Parades Commission for Northern Ireland will be responsible for issuing determinations in relation to the 2012 parading season.

Photo of Lord Shutt of Greetland Lord Shutt of Greetland Lords Spokesperson (Northern Ireland Office), Captain of the Queen's Bodyguard of the Yeomen of the Guard (HM Household) (Deputy Chief Whip, House of Lords)

The Government have had no recent discussions with the Northern Ireland Executive regarding the future of the Parades Commission. The Parades Commission is legally responsible for issuing determinations on parades and will continue to do so unless, through a locally agreed solution, new legislation is enacted in Northern Ireland.

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