§ Lord Laird
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Why they established the Quigley review on the Parades Commission in Northern Ireland; whether they have considered the report of the review; and what action they are proposing to take. [HL830]
§ The Lord President of the Council (Baroness Amos)
Her Majesty's Government established the Quigley review on the Parades Commission in Northern Ireland with the aim of considering whether there were any changes which could promote further public confidence, respect the rights of all and encourage the peaceful resolution of disputes on parades. Her Majesty's Government have now considered the report of the review, the subsequent public consultation on that report, and the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee report on the Parades Commission and Public Processions Act 1998. I refer the noble Lord to the Written Statement made in another place by my honourable friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (Mr Pearson) on 22 February, repeated in this House on the same day (Official Report col. WS 39).