§ Mr. Soley
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) whether he will make a statement on his response to the report of the Standing Advisory Commission on Human Rights and the laws on abortion;
(2) when he expects to publish the Standing Advisory Commission on Human Rights report on the law of abortion in Northern Ireland.
§ Sir Patrick Mayhew
The nineteenth annual report of the Standing Advisory Commission on Human Rights, which contains the commission's report and recommendations on abortion law in Northern Ireland, was published on 30 June 1994 along with my response. Copies of both documents have been placed in the Library. The recommendations made by the commission are being carefully considered.