§ 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.