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Finucane - Public interest demands full disclosure

23 September, 2004

Sinn Féin National Chairperson, Foyle MLA Mitchel McLaughlin speaking after the statement from the British government in relation to an inquiry into the killing of Pat Finucane has said 'public interest demands full disclosure by the British government, its departments and agencies'.

Mr McLaughlin said:

"The track record of successive British governments in dealing with the issue of collusion, and specifically the killing of Pat Finucane has been one of denial, concealment and cover up.

"Any inquiry and the legislation it will be based on will be judged against its ability to uncover the full truth about collusion and the killing of Pat Finucane. Public interest demands full disclosure.

"Any effective inquiry requires that the British government, its departments and agencies co-operate fully.

"An informed judgement on the ability of this inquiry to delivery the truth can only be made when the legislation is published. In all of this Sinn Fein will continue to support the position of the family of Pat Finucane." ENDS

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