Written Answers. - All-Party Peace Talks.

Ivor Callely

Question:

49 Mr. Callely asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs the reason for the delay in setting a scheduled date for all-party peace talks during the period of the 17 month ceasefire; the issue that prompted the scheduling of the date for such talks which are due to be held on 10 June 1996; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8298/96]

I refer the Deputy to the statement I made to the House on 29 February 1996 following the Anglo-Irish Summit meeting held in London on 28 February 1996 — Official Report, Vol. 462, No. 4, cols. 947-954 — and to the reply I gave on 7 March 1996 to questions — Official Report, Vol. 462, No. 7, cols. 1862-1875.