Clause 19 — Department with policing and justice functions
Orders of the Day — Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill
Sammy Wilson (East Antrim, DUP)
I am glad that the hon. Gentleman mentioned homophobia. He may recall that his party led the charge to ensure that someone who had been accused and convicted of making homophobic remarks was taken off, not as a Minister of Justice, nor even as a member of the Policing Board, but as a member of a lowly district policing partnership. If such remarks exclude a person from being a member of a DPP, why not from being a Minister of justice?