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Part of Justice and Security (Northern Ireland) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 5:15 pm on 16th January 2007.

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Photo of Lembit Öpik Lembit Öpik Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland Affairs, Shadow Secretary of State for Wales, Welsh Affairs 5:15 pm, 16th January 2007

Does the hon. Gentleman agree with the half-facetious point that since almost everyone I have met in Northern Ireland, apart from a few Estonians, are relatives or friends of each other, this is the Government’s back-door way of abolishing jury trial in Northern Ireland for ever?