HC Deb 24 March 1998 vol 309 c106W
Mr. Maginnis

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if she will ask the Chairman of the Northern Ireland Talks Process to prepare and present a statement for the 23 March session of the talks outlining the extent to which he is satisfied that the International Commission's criteria for a parallel track approach has been met by all parties at the negotiating table. [35658]

Marjorie Mowlam

[holding answer 23 March 1998]: I do not intend to make any such request. The procedural motion agreed in the talks on 24 September 1997 makes provision for regular plenary meetings to enable the participants collectively to review progress across the entire spectrum of the negotiations and to consider whether the necessary confidence and momentum towards agreement is being maintained.

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