HC Deb 03 July 1986 vol 100 c625W
Mr. Favell

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent discussions he has had with the Northern Ireland political parties about a democratic forum.

Mr. Tom King

As I informed my hon. Friend the Member for Epping Forest (Sir J. Biggs-Davison) on 30 June 1986, at columns391–92, I have recently met the leaders of the Social Democratic and Labour and Alliance parties. To my regret the leaders of the Ulster Unionist and Democratic Unionist parties have not yet accepted my offer of dialogue with the Government.