Tony Taylor: Ongoing Incarceration

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice – in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 3:15 pm on 17th January 2017.

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Photo of Mark Durkan Mark Durkan Social Democratic and Labour Party 3:15 pm, 17th January 2017

T4. Mr Durkan asked the Minister of Justice whether she is aware of the case of Tony Taylor, who has been incarcerated for 10 months after having had his licence revoked, albeit he has not been charged with any offence and no evidence or information to support his imprisonment has been forthcoming. (AQT 669/16-21)

Photo of Claire Sugden Claire Sugden Independent

I am familiar with that case, and it is a matter for the Secretary of State in the Northern Ireland Office to deal with.

Photo of Mark Durkan Mark Durkan Social Democratic and Labour Party

I thank the Minister for her answer. I am aware of where jurisdiction for the case lies. The Minister will understand, however, that this has been an extremely distressing time for the Taylor family. Would she be prepared to meet the family with me and perhaps make representation on their behalf thereafter, or at least establish the facts around the case with the Secretary of State?

Photo of Claire Sugden Claire Sugden Independent

As always, I am willing to have a conversation with any Members on any issue that they want to raise with me. Therefore, if Mr Durkan wants to get in touch with my diary secretary, we can arrange that.

Photo of Robin Newton Robin Newton Speaker

Question 5 has been withdrawn.