§ 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. 
§ 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.