§ 17. Mr. van Straubenzee
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether he will make a statement on his discussions during the recess with the political parties in Northern Ireland to lead to a political settlement.
§ Mr. Mason
I refer the hon. Member to the answer which I gave earlier today to a Question from my hon. Friend the Member for Sheffield, Hillsborough (Mr. Flannery). I have made it clear that in these discussions with the parties I am prepared to consider any new form of administration which seems capable of attracting the necessary widespread acceptance in Northern Ireland.