HC Deb 19 January 1987 vol 108 cc362-3W
Sir John Biggs-Davison

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if, during the negotiation of the Anglo-Irish Agreement or in the Anglo-Irish Intergovernmental Conference, or in any other exchanges with the Government of the Irish Republic, Her Majesty's Government requested re-affirmation, or classification, of the supplementary agreement fixing the area of Northern Ireland and continued by the Ireland (Confirmation of Agreement) Act 1925, following the Tripartite Agreement between the Governments of the Irish Free State and Northern Ireland and His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom; and what conversations have occurred between Her Majesty's Government and the Government of the Irish Republic on the international status and continuing validity of the said agreement and legislation.

Mr. Eggar

The question of the 1925 boundary agreement or the Ireland (Confirmation of Agreement) Act 1925 which gave it legislative confirmation, did not arise in the negotiations leading to the Anglo-Irish Agreement; nor have there been any recent conversations about it with the Government of the Republic of Ireland.