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Legislation must deliver institutions

20 April, 2006

Legislation Must Deliver Institutions

Commenting on the legislation published today by the British government which will enable the Assembly to reconvene on May 15th, Sinn Féin Vice President Pat Doherty who is in London carrying out a number of engagements said:

“Sinn Féin will be scrutinising the legislation and the Standing Orders to ensure that they are about electing a fully functioning Executive and All-Ireland Ministerial Council. Anything less than this is unacceptable to Sinn Féin and to the vast majority of people who voted for the Good Friday Agreement.

“The British Direct Rule Ministers are making a mess of our economy and our public services. We urgently need the institutions laid out in the Good Friday Agreement.

“The DUP must now decide. If the DUP continue to fail to sign up for the Good Friday Agreement then the two governments have an obligation to move forward and implement the other outstanding aspects of the Agreement and increase all-Ireland co-operation and decision making regardless of the legislation published today.” ENDS

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