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Clause 2 - Membership of the Commission

Part of Justice (Northern Ireland) Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 11:00 am on 25th March 2004.

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Photo of John Spellar John Spellar The Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office 11:00 am, 25th March 2004

There is also the matter of considering the commission as a whole to try to make it reflective. Reflective is the important term. We must recognise that we may be talking about a process over time, and that these are the aspirations and objectives that we are working towards. The principles are consistent. The hon. Gentleman, on reflection, might even consider that, from a Liberal Democrat point of view, the objective is desirable.