Debate on parading in Northern Ireland

28 October 2009

The House of Commons debated and agreed on a Democratic Unionist Party motion on the subject of parading in Northern Ireland.

The text of the motion was as follows:

That this House recognises that the right of free assembly and peaceful procession is an intrinsic human right and an important part of the British heritage; acknowledges the cultural significance of parading in Northern Ireland and its tourist potential; regrets the attempts by a minority to interfere with the right to parade peacefully; and accepts that it is a political imperative to resolve such matters, especially in a context where it is proposed to devolve policing and justice powers to Northern Ireland.

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