Mr. John David Taylor
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if representations were received from the Government of the Republic of Ireland in advance of the proposed parades on Portadown this Easter.
§ Mr. Tom King
No representations on the details of specific parades and marches have been received from the Irish Government. These involve police operations and are therefore not within the terms of the Anglo-Irish agreement. I am, of course, aware of the views of the Government of the Republic of Ireland on the general issue of parades and marches in Northern Ireland.