HC Deb 12 May 1980 vol 984 c373W
Mr. Michael Brown

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether he has any plans to hold a second border poll in 1983.

Mr. Humphrey Atkins

Under the provisions of the Northern Ireland Constitution Act 1973 a poll may be held at any time after 9 March 1983. I consider it to be too early to make plans for holding any such poll.