HC Deb 11 February 1998 vol 306 c264W
26. Mr. Bill O'Brien

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if she will make a statement on progress with transferring responsibilities to local government in Northern Ireland. [26891]

Marjorie Mowlam

If widely acceptable arrangements can be agreed in the talks process it is the Government's intention to transfer a wide range of responsibilities to new democratically elected institutions in Northern Ireland.