§ 23. Mr. Spring
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if she will make a statement about the renewal of the Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act 1991. 
§ Mr. Ingram
A bill to amend and extend the life of the Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act 1996 was introduced on 30 October 1997,Official Report, column 1050. The Bill received its Second Reading on 18 November 1997, Official Report, columns 168–218 and Committee stage took place on 25 November.