Sir John Major to give evidence to Belfast/Good Friday Agreement institutions inquiry
3 February 2023
Sir John Major will give evidence to the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee’s inquiry into the effectiveness of the institutions of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement on 7 February.
Purpose of session
Sir John will answer questions from the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee on the significance of work in the early 1990s to establish the foundations for devolved government in Northern Ireland under the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement.
In December 1993, on the steps of No.10, Sir John and then Taoiseach Albert Reynolds announced their agreement on what became known as the Downing Street Declaration, calling it a “declaration for democracy and dialogue […] based on consent”.
This opened the way to further agreement on the Framework Documents in February 1995, outlining how Northern Ireland would be governed after hostilities ceased and proposing North/South and East/West cooperation bodies. These formed the basis of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement three years later.
The evidence given to this session will contribute towards the Committee’s inquiry on the effectiveness of the institutions of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement.
Tuesday 7 February in Wilson Room
- Sir John Major KG CH, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1990-1997)
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