HC Deb 15 March 1982 vol 20 c9W
Rev. Ian Paisley

asked the Prime Minister how many meetings have now taken place of the Anglo-Irish Ministerial Council; who have participated; where and when these meetings have taken place; what subjects have been discussed; and what future meetings have been arranged.

The Prime Minister

There has been one meeting of the Anglo-Irish Inter-Governmental Council at ministerial level. This took place in London on 29 January, in two sessions. In the first session the Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs and my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland exchanged views on matters of mutual interest in the political, economic and security field. In the second session the Minister and my right hon. Friend the Lord Privy Seal discussed international developments of common concern. No date has been arranged for any future meetings.