On 10 January 2013, Baroness Randerson repeated a statement given earlier in the Commons on the situation in Northern Ireland.
Belfast City Council voted on 3 December 2012 to fly the Union flag on 18 designated days per year, rather than to fly it daily.
The decision sparked a campaign of protests, some of them violent, and threats have been made against Alliance party councillors and Alliance party MP Naomi Long. The Alliance party holds the balance of power on Belfast City Council.
DUP leader Peter Robinson and Ulster Unionist leader Mike Nesbitt have set up a forum in a bid to address the ongoing flag protests. The forum will meet for the first time later today.