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'On the runs' report politically driven by opponents of Sinn Féin - Kelly

24 March, 2015 - by Gerry Kelly

Sinn Féin MLA Gerry Kelly has said today’s report by a Westminster select committee into the ‘on the run’ scheme was politically driven and drawn up by opponents of Sinn Féin.

Mr Kelly said;

"The fact is that the Hallet report into the administration of the 'on the run' scheme, published in July of last year, found that the scheme was both legal and in the public domain.

"The Hallet report contained 29 pages detailing reporting of the scheme in public. 

"The British government themselves identified that extraordinary measures were required to deal with the issue of on the runs. 

"It was a key component of the Weston Park agreement announced by both the British and Irish governments.

"The report also reflects the fact the clear political bias of this committee against Sinn Féin."

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