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Maskey welcomes Labour commitment on Finucane Inquiry

22 September, 2014 - by Paul Maskey


West Belfast MP Paul Maskey has welcomed British Shadow Secretary of State Ivan Lewis’s assurance that Labour’s Weston Park commitment to a public inquiry into the murder of Pat Finucane will be honoured.

Paul Maskey, who will participate in a panel discussion with Mr Lewis at the Labour Party Conference in Manchester tomorrow (Tuesday) said:

“I look forward to highlighting Sinn Féin’s opposition to the Tory cuts agenda when I participate in the cross-party breakfast panel event on Tuesday morning. I will also use the opportunity of Ivan Lewis’s presence to further explore his comments on the Pat Finucane Inquiry.

“At a packed fringe meeting on Sunday night when pressed on the issue by Michelle Gildernew MP, Mr Lewis responded that the former Labour government’s Weston Park position was a ‘non-negotiable commitment’ and would be honoured in the event of a Labour victory at the election next year.

“I welcome this assurance and will be speaking to Ivan Lewis tomorrow on this and a range of other issues including the effects of the Tory cuts agenda on people in the North of Ireland.”

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