Parades Commission

House of Lords written question – answered on 22 July 2014.

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Photo of Lord Laird Lord Laird Non-affiliated

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will instruct the Northern Ireland Parades Commission to provide copies on request of representations made to it, and the minutes of its discussions regarding determinations.

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they consider that the Northern Ireland Parades Commission should be required to give detailed reasons for its decisions; and if not, why not.

Photo of Baroness Randerson Baroness Randerson Lords Spokesperson (Northern Ireland Office), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales

Under the Public Processions (NI) Act 1998, determinations are operational matters for the Parades Commission acting independently of Government. The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland plays no role in that process.

The Noble Lord may wish to write to the Parades Commission directly on these matters.

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