Government publishes summary of responses to legacy consultation

05 July 2019

The UK Government has today published a summary of responses to the consultation on the legacy of the Troubles in Northern Ireland. This publication was produced after analysis of over 17,000 responses to the consultation last year. It will inform the UK Government’s next steps working with a reformed Northern Ireland Executive or, if it has not been restored, with the political parties in Northern Ireland.

The publication summarises the views of those who responded. The Government will use this as it works together with the political parties in Northern Ireland on the next steps.

A spokesperson for the Government said:

“The legacy of the Troubles still casts a long shadow over many aspects of society. It is an issue that is complex, emotive and often deeply personal to so many across the United Kingdom and beyond. For this reason, the Government seeks to move forward sensitively and with as much consensus as possible.

“The people of Northern Ireland and others affected by the Troubles deserve to see progress on this important issue and I am determined to deliver that progress. The Government will set out next steps in due course.”


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