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Transfer of Powers Legislation begins Westminster passage

3 March, 2009 - by Alex Maskey

The legislation relating to the transfer of powers on policing and justice will begin its passage through Westminster tomorrow. Sinn Féin spokesperson on Policing Alex Maskey will today travel to London to monitor the passage of the Bill.

Speaking from Westminster, Mr Maskey said:

"The agreement reached on these matters between Sinn Féin and DUP was important. The outworking of this agreement is the transfer of powers.

"Tomorrow the legislation will begin its passage through Westminster. This is the next stage in the process of powers on policing and justice being transferred to the Assembly.

"It is vital that this process is completed speedily along with the other elements set out by Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness in November which lead to the next stage of the transfer process."

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