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Britain plans to offer Ireland's government a consultative role over security in Northern Ireland, Nicholas Scott, a British Cabinet junior minister, said. The plan is expected to be presented to the Dublin government at a meeting of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Irish Prime Minister Garret FitzGerald later this year, Scott said. After their last talks in November, 1984, Thatcher ruled out the prospect of Irish unification. But since then, the two governments have quietly worked on a framework for increasing Ireland's role in the troubled British-administered province.

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