HL Deb 30 November 2000 vol 619 c161WA
Lord Laird

asked Her Majesty's Government:

On what date and in what form the government of the Irish Republic indicated that they supported the Disqualifications Bill currently before Parliament. [HL4757]

Lord Falconer of Thoroton

Discussions have taken place with Irish officials on several occasions on the issues of the disqualification acts of 1975. They have indicated that they warmly welcome the changes proposed by the Government.