• Short Summary

    Mr. Brian Faulkner, Northern Ireland's new moderate Prime Minister, today (Friday) announced seeking Cabinet changes.?

  • Description

    Mr. Brian Faulkner, Northern Ireland's new moderate Prime Minister, today (Friday) announced seeking Cabinet changes. While retaining for himself the crucial post of Minister of Home Affairs - as had done his predecessor Major Chichester-Clark who resigned on Saturday (March 20) - Mr. Faulkner made concessions to both factions within his divided Parliament. He appointed a hardline Protestant from the ruling Unionist Party, Mr. Harry West, to the post of Minister of Agriculture; and, from the Opposition Labour Party, he drew a well-known moderate Protestant, Mr. David Bleakley, for the delicate post of Minister of Community Relations. Although Mr. Bleakley is a former Labour Member of Parliament, he is not one at present, but under the Northern Irish law he may hold office as a Minister for up to six months.

    After the appointments were announced, and the Cabinet had posed on the steps of Storemont Castle, Agriculture Minister West spoke to the press:
    Later, at Unionist Party Headquarters - which had been hit by two bombs the previous night - Mr. Faulkner said:

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    Film ID:
    VLVACS6ZKOSA6LWLXBX025XC7J9EE
    Media URN:
    VLVACS6ZKOSA6LWLXBX025XC7J9EE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/03/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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