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Owen Paterson meets Declan Kelly in Belfast

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Secretary of State Owen Paterson meets US Economic Envoy to Northern Ireland Declan Kelly, who visited Belfast today.

The Secretary of State discussed with him how the government could, in partnership with the Executive, help develop the private sector and attract new foreign investment. He outlined his thinking of the possibility of permitting the Northern Ireland Executive to reduce the rate of Corporation Tax, on which a consultation paper is in preparation.