§ Mr. Dismore
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what discussions took place at the recent Anglo-Irish summit concerning the Crown Employment (Nationality) Bill and the need for legislation; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Pearson
The Joint Communique issued after the British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference on 21 April 2004 confirms that this issue was raised; I have placed a copy in the Library.
However, it would be inappropriate to disclose details of the discussions beyond those contained in the communique in accordance with Part II, Paragraph 1 of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information (defence, security and international relations: information whose disclosure would harm the conduct of international relations or affairs).