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Terrorism: Northern Ireland

Question for Northern Ireland Office

UIN 50791, tabled on 16 September 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what recent steps the Government has taken to support community integration in Northern Ireland by helping to ensure that all deaths from the Troubles are commemorated appropriately.

Answered on

24 September 2021

As outlined in the Command Paper on legacy published in July, the Government remains committed to furthering reconciliation in Northern Ireland and has set out proposals for doing so.

These proposals include initiatives that aim to facilitate thoughtful and inclusive commemoration and reflection on the past for people of all backgrounds, building on the Oral History Archive proposed in the Stormont House Agreement.

The Government’s proposals reflect, and continue to inform, bilateral and multilateral engagement with key stakeholders - including academic experts and the victims sector. We are still listening to, and carefully considering different views to ensure commemorative measures are appropriate and effective.