HC Deb 17 July 1995 vol 263 c962W
Mr. Worthington

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what preparatory work he is doing on human rights issues before all-party talks in the peace process. [33591]

Sir Patrick Mayhew

I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave him on 11 July,Official Report, columns 518–19.

I have invited the main parties to separate bilateral meetings to discuss the issues, including those relating to human rights, on which there needs to be agreement if a widely acceptable settlement is to be achieved.

The effectiveness of existing measures is being kept under review, having regard, among other things, to the contribution that changes might make to a political settlement.

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