HC Deb 14 May 1981 vol 4 c320W
Mr. Marlow

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland to what extent policy in Northern Ireland is affected by possible reaction in the United States of America or the Republic of Ireland.

Mr. Humphrey Atkins

In deciding policy on Northern Ireland, the Government's paramount concern is the welfare of all the people of Northern Ireland. I know that many people in the United States and the Republic of Ireland follow developments in Northern Ireland with interest, and I am fully aware of the range of opinions expressed in those countries.

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