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Addressing the Past

Part of Private Members' Business – in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 1:45 pm on 7th November 2016.

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Photo of Chris Lyttle Chris Lyttle Alliance 1:45 pm, 7th November 2016

I thank the Member for giving way. The content of the motion is extremely detailed. It is an extremely constructive motion, which goes into many of the aspects that have been worked out over a number of years and which are well established for a comprehensive framework for dealing with the past. Will the Member tell the House and the public why the DUP felt the need to remove the vast majority of the content of that motion and replace it with a very short, abstract, early resolution for an issue that has been dealt with for years and which, I think, is at risk of actually offending victims and survivors in our community who are well past an early resolution of these matters?