HC Deb 24 January 2001 vol 361 c642W
25. Mr. Beggs

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps he is taking to help achieve agreement between interested parties which will enable previously controversial parades to proceed without causing public disorder in future. [145498]

Mr. Ingram

The Government are still firmly of the opinion that the most satisfactory resolution to problem parades is agreement at local level. If all sides work constructively together on the last initiative led by Mr. Currin, there may be hope for a successful outcome in the future.

We will, of course, support the Parades Commission on any efforts they may have on finding a solution to this issue.