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PSNI register of interests must be followed by movement on transfer of powers

5 August, 2003

Sinn Féin Fermanagh South Tyrone MP Michelle Gildernew has welcomed the announcement that the PSNI will be required to produce a register of interests declaring membership of organisations such as the Orange Order.

Ms Gildernew said:

"This is one of the key issues that Sinn Féin raised during the recent negotiations with the British and Irish governments on which there was progress.

"Clearly membership of organisations such as the loyal orders or knights of Columbanus are not necessarily compatible with the need for an impartial police force.

"What we now need to see is progress on outstanding issues, including crucially the transfer of powers on justice and policing to a local accountable assembly." ENDS

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