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Kelly - MI5 Expanded Role Unacceptable

14 February, 2006

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Policing issues Gerry Kelly said that proposals to increase the role of MI5 in the six counties was unacceptable.

Mr Kelly said:

"It is unacceptable that an organisation which has set itself against policing and political change throughout the course of this process should be given an expanded role.

"The role of the securocrats within both the Special Branch and MI5 needs to be reduced and ended, not supported and expanded.

"Sinn Féin have raised this very serious matter with both governments over recent months and we will do so again in our discussions this week." ENDS

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