Mr.James Chichester-Clark, Prime Minister of Northern Ireland, and his Minister of Home Affairs, Mr. Robert?
Mr.James Chichester-Clark, Prime Minister of Northern Ireland, and his Minister of Home Affairs, Mr. Robert Porter are in London for talks with leading members of the British Government concerning the Protestant/Catholic friction in Ulster.
Mr. Chichester-Clark called at Number 10 Downing Street, residence of the British Prime Minister, for talks with Mr. Edward Heath.
Later in the day (Friday July 17) The Northern Ireland Prime Minister and his Home Affairs Minister had, what was described as a working lunch, with British Home Secretary, Mr. Reginald Maudling.
Their talks lasted for two-and-a-half hours and followed up discussions Mr. Maudling had with Ulster Ministers during his recent visit to Belfast.
Specific topics under discussion are believed to have included the speed with which the reform programme is being carried out by the Northern Ireland Government in the British Province, scene of recent outbreaks of violence between Protestant and Catholic factions. This violence has caused 12 deaths.
Following signs of an easing of tension in Northern Ireland, the British Army yesterday (July 16) began pulling out some of its peace-keeping troops.