§ Mr. Robert McCartney
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if she will make a statement about the use by the Irish Government of Government House at Hillsborough for meetings with Northern Ireland political parties. 
§ Marjorie Mowlam
One such meeting took place on 7 January, on matters relating to the multi-party talks. Hillsborough was a convenient venue for the participants, and I was happy to agree to the request to meet there.