HC Deb 19 May 2003 vol 405 c597W
David Burnside

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what discussions he has had with Sinn Fein on the future use of the home battalions of the Royal Irish Regiment in security duties in Northern Ireland. [110789]

Jane Kennedy

I have meetings with a wide range of organisations and individuals. As with previous Administrations, it is not the Government's practice to provide details of all such meetings under exemptions 2 and 7 of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information.