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Hain committee proposal will be judged on ability to return Executive

23 May, 2006


Sinn Féin Chief Negotiator Martin McGuinness MP has said that Sinn Féin will judge Peter Hain's proposal for a committee against the clear criteria that it can lead to the return of the power-sharing Executive.

Mr McGuinness said:

"Sinn Féin have made it clear that the only reason we are taking part in the Hain Assembly is to deliver a power-sharing Executive.

"We will judge Peter Hain's current proposals for a committee against the clear criteria that it can lead to the return of the power-sharing Executive.

"No-one is interested in a powerless talking shop.

"There is a big decision for the DUP to take. Will they work with the rest of the democratic parties to deliver a power-sharing Executive so that we can address many of the pressing concerns that are affecting all of our constituents, on issues like Education cuts, water charges, the economy and rural planning." ENDS

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