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Welcome for Historical Institutional Abuse Bill moving to next level - McCann

21 November, 2012 - by Jennifer McCann


Sinn Féin Junior Minister Jennifer McCann has welcomed the debate on the next stage of the Inquiry into Historical Institutional Abuse Bill at the Assembly.

 Ms. McCann said,

“There are no words that can explain the horrific ordeal these people went through as children so it is important that we move this Bill through the stages as soon as possible in order to allow the process of finding the truth can continue.

“Over the past few years there has been a lot of good work done in terms of bringing about an inquiry and today’s debate is another step in finalising the detail of the Bill.

“I am also glad that many of the amendments agreed today reflexed the feedback from submissions by survivors of institutional abuse.

 “I am committed in supporting the victims of institutional abuse and will continue to work with them in order to seek the truth in these matters.”

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