Terrorism: Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Office written question – answered on 26th October 2020.

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Photo of Louise Haigh Louise Haigh Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will publish the (a) attendees, (b) dates and (c) outcomes of meetings his Department has held with victims' groups in relation to the Government's Northern Ireland legacy proposals.

Photo of Robin Walker Robin Walker The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland, The Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office

Since March, a number of calls and virtual meetings have taken place with victims' groups, as well as the Victims' Commissioner and the Victims and Survivors Forum, at ministerial and official level. Despite the challenging circumstances presented by the ongoing Covid-19 situation, engagement continued throughout the summer months and continues to take place where possible. The UK Government remains committed to making progress on legacy issues, and recognises the importance of working with all parts of the community in Northern Ireland as part of this process.

The Government is committed to publishing details of ministers’ meetings with external organisations on a quarterly basis. Publications for the Northern Ireland Office can be found on Gov.uk.

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