Allister bill would politicise Civil Service Commissioners' role - McKay
North Antrim Sinn Féin MLA Daithí McKay has said that if the NIO consent to implementing the provisions of Jim Allister's bill it would be politicising the role of the Civil Service Commissioners.
Daithí McKay said:
"If the NIO consents to the provisions in this Bill it would effectively mean that the Civil Service Commissioners would be implementing Jim Allister's version of 'sackcloth and ashes' if a case were referred to them under this proposed legislation."The NIO and the British Secretary of State should recognise and adhere to their commitments under the Good Friday Agreement rather than co-operate with Jim Allister to implement his proposals to discriminate against former republican prisoners."