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Policing and Justice transfer to be raised with British PM

16 June, 2009

Speaking in advance of a meeting tomorrow in Downing Street with the British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness said that it was now time to move decisively ahead and implement all outstanding issues including the transfer of powers on policing and justice. 

Mr McGuinness said:

“The elections are over and the dust has settled. People have had time to digest the results. Over 85% of those who turned out voted for parties which support the power sharing and all-Ireland institutions.

“It is now time to move decisively ahead get on with the job we are elected to do.

“There are a number of outstanding issues which need to be satisfactorily resolved including the Transfer of Powers on Policing and Justice. This issue was not a contentious part of the recent election campaign.

“These matters should not be allowed to become subject to electoral concerns by any party or government. They are commitments which must be implemented.

“These matters will form the basis of our discussions with the British Prime Minister tomorrow.”

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