HC Deb 23 March 1998 vol 309 c22W
Mr. Trimble

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to her answer of 11 March 1998,Official Report, column 251, what account she took of the involvement of the IRA in the murder of Kevin Conway in confirming the invitation to Sinn Fein to rejoin the peace talks on 6 March. [34863]

Marjorie Mowlam

The invitation to rejoin the talks issued to Sinn Fein on 6 March took into account all aspects of the state of the IRA ceasefire.

By confirming the invitation to Sinn Fein, the two Governments demonstrated that they were satisfied the IRA ceasefire was being observed.