HC Deb 02 May 1974 vol 872 c517W
Mr. Thorne

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent contact he has had with leaders of the Civil Rights Association in Northern Ireland, and with what result; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Merlyn Rees

I and my Ministers have met a large number of representatives of organisations since taking office, and have received many more requests for meetings. My noble Friend the Under-Secretary of State has recently offered to meet a delegation from the NICRA but no date for the meeting has yet been fixed.