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Artist or CreatorNicholas Garland
Title or Caption[no caption]
Extent1 item
Published byThe Daily Telegraph
Date03 Feb 1995
Size53 x 38.2cm
Techniqueblack ink
Embedded text or transcriptPeace Process
Person DepictedBruton; John
Hurd; Douglas
Major; John (1943-)
Mayhew; Sir Patrick
NotesNews : John Major and Sir Patrick Mayhew have ordered an inquiry into how the politically explosive late draft of the framework document on the future of Northern Ireland was leaked to The Times. The investigation will be conducted by a senior official in Sir Patrick's Nothern Ireland office, who will report to Sir Robin Butler, the Cabinet Secretary. Ministers and officials across Whitehall who received copies of the draft of London's and Dublins joint proposals for all - party talks on the future of the province will be questioned. They will be asked to fill in forms stating to whom they showed their copy and what became of it. They may also face oral questioning. The inquiry was set up as Mr Major received the backing of Labour and the main opposition parties for his determination to press on with the framework document and the search for a lasting peacce. The governments move follows the decision by John Bruton, the Irish prime minister, to mount a similar inquiry in Dublin. But he said that there is no evidence to link the leak to his government. [Nicholas Wood, The Times, 3rd February] News : 85,000 people were evacuated as floods in the Dutch province of Gelderland threatened to break dykes and unleash a torrent that would leave an area of almost 400 square miles under water. [The Times, 3'rd February 1995]
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
peace proposals
Secretary of State for the Home Department
Northern Ireland
prime ministers
peace talks
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