HC Deb 11 February 1998 vol 306 cc264-5W
Mr. Godman

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if, when she last met the representatives of political parties, they discussed the concept of a Council of the Isles. [26865]

Mr. Paul Murphy

The paper 'Propositions on Heads of Agreement', which was tabled in the talks on 12 January, put forward, amongst other things, the idea of an intergovernmental Council to deal with the totality of relationships. This is akin to the idea of a Council of the Isles. The idea was discussed in the talks on 28 January.