§ Mr. Powell
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland why further exchanges with organisations in Northern Ireland which are not inhibited by specifying Provisional Sinn Fein would be inhibited by specifying any other organisation.
§ Mr. Merlyn Rees
I told the House of the contacts between my officials and Provisional Sinn Fein because they related to the cease-fire. Contacts with a wide range of other organisations have taken place both before and during the cease-fire. I have found in Northern Ireland that the maintenance of mutual understanding is best served by confidential exchanges.260W
disabled people have been helped with telephone installations and rentals in the various districts of Northern Ireland.