§ 25. Mr. Mackinlay
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when she last met the Northern Ireland trade unions; and if she will make a statement on the matters discussed. 
§ Mr. Ingram
The Secretary of State met the Northern Ireland Committee of the fish Congress of Trade Unions on 2 December 1997. A range of topics was discussed including the peace process; fair employment including the report by the Standing Advisory Commission on Human Rights and the Policy Appraisal and Fair Treatment initiative; economic opportunities, trade union representation on public bodies; and policing.