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Speculation of publication date for Cory Report should fool no-one

23 March, 2004

Sinn Fein Policing and Justice Spokesperson, North Belfast MLA Gerry Kelly commenting on speculation that the Cory Report will be published on April 1st has said that these reports 'should fool no-one'.

Mr Kelly said:

"The British government have come under sustained pressure, including legal pressure, to publish the Cory Report from the Finucane family and Sinn Féin among others and from influential US politicians. It is no surprise that there is now speculation that the report will be published on April 1st.

"Despite speculation that the report will be published on April Fools Day no-one should be fooled. The British government have not given any commitment to publish the report in full. Anything less than the full report is unacceptable.

"It is more important for the British government to act on the recommendations of the Cory Report. We already know that Peter Cory has recommended inquiries in a number of the cases he investigated. The challenge now for the British government is to act on the commitments it gave following the Weston Park talks in 2001 and initiate these inquires into collusion." ENDS

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