Former Social Democratic and Labour Party MP for Newry and Armagh
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I thank the Minister for giving way to me, and for his kind words. Will he try to explain why—after 17 years and a police investigation by Sir John Stevens, which was very conclusive indeed—there is still no conclusion in respect of the Finucane incident? How, after the passage of 17 years, can the Minister's statement be substantiated?
One of the difficulties with the Saville inquiry was that it had to undo the faulty inquiry chaired by Lord Widgery. There was a danger in having reached a faulty conclusion through a faulty inquiry—the infamous Widgery inquiry—so the Saville inquiry's first business was to undo that. Secondly, there was an inordinate number of requests from the Ministry of Defence for judicial review, at...
May I say first that the perception of public inquiries among people in the north of Ireland, where I come from, is somewhat different from the general view of public inquiries carried out in England or Scotland or Wales? That is the case owing to the very nature of events and circumstances there, but the essence of the need does not change with circumstances or timing. On the very day that I...
Former Social Democratic and Labour Party MP for Newry and Armagh, Former Social Democratic and Labour Party MLA for Newry and Armagh
Entered the House of Commons on 23 January 1986 — unknown
Left the House of Commons on 11 April 2005 — did not stand for re-election
Entered the Assembly on 25 June 1998 — General election
Left the Assembly on 28 April 2003 — General election
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Last updated: 11 Apr 2005.
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