Memorandum submitted by the Reverend Ian
R K Paisley, MP, MEP, MLA, on behalf of the Democratic Unionist
You wrote to the General Secretary of my Party
on 13th October concerning your inquiry into the Parades Commission.
I would like to advise you of the following.
During the course of the Northern Ireland Forum
for Political Dialogue they reported on the parades issue and
I enclose for your attention a copy of the full report
and the submission of evidence which details quite clearly the
views of the Committee which was predominantly Unionist in make-up
which accurately reflects the views pertaining to parades and
the Parades Commission.
Nothing really has changed with regard to these
views as outlined then. I would add however, that I feel the Parades
Commission has simply increased the problems and failed to address
the problems that it was supposed to resolve.
I do hope you will be able to take on board
these points as outlined in the various reports which I have forwarded
to you and that you will be able to ensure that this body is removed
from operation in Northern Ireland.
11 December 2000
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