Terrorist Mutilations (Northern Ireland)

Part of Opposition Day – in the House of Commons at 4:15 pm on 27th January 1999.

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Photo of Mr Ken Maginnis Mr Ken Maginnis UUP, Fermanagh and South Tyrone 4:15 pm, 27th January 1999

How does the Secretary of State reconcile what she has just said with her statement in this House on 10 June last year? She said then that if circumstances deteriorate in Northern Ireland, the programme of release will be stopped and no prisoners will be released…during the referendum campaign, my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister said that if parties are to benefit from accelerated release, their commitment to democratic, non-violent means must be established in an objective, meaningful and verifiable way".—[Official Report, 10 June 1998; Vol. 313, c. 1083.]