To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 4 May 2020 to Question 41538, on Northern Ireland Government, what engagement has taken place with a range of stakeholders on the legacy proposals, including victims’ groups, the Northern Ireland parties and the Irish Government.
Ministers regularly meet with Northern Ireland party leaders, and with counterparts in the Irish Government to discuss a range of issues, including legacy. The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and officials from the Northern Ireland Office last met with the Irish Government’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and his officials on 8 October 2020.
Since March, the Secretary of State and officials from the Northern Ireland Office have met various community groups, including victim support groups, religious leaders and groups from across academia and civic society. 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.