§ 27. Mr. Barry Porter
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what representations he has received regarding the devolution of powers to the Province from Westminster; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Brooke
I have been engaged in discussions since January with the main constitutional parties in Northern Ireland. These discussions have, in part, considered how progress might be made towards a transfer of powers from Westminster to locally elected representatives. I have also received, from time to time, representations from various organisations and individual members of the public.