Northern Ireland

Parades Commissions: Theresa Villiers told of concerns

NI Secretary of State Theresa Villiers
Image caption NI Secretary of State Theresa Villiers has been told of the Parade Commission's concerns

The BBC understands the Parades Commission has been in touch with the secretary of state over issues raised by some Northern Ireland politicians.

The commission told Theresa Villiers politicians had raised issues beyond their remit in relation to their decision-making in north Belfast.

It is thought this concerned representations about the impact of rulings on the wider peace process.

It is believed the commission said it would continue to fulfil its remit.

Questioned about recent contact with the Northern Ireland Office, a Parades Commission spokesperson told the BBC: "The commission does not comment on discussions with stakeholders nor does it comment on oral or written representations received."

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