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Meaningless Assembly debate will not advance policing issue

19 September, 2006


Sinn Féin MP for Newry and Armagh Conor Murphy today said that the issue of policing would not be resolved in meaningless Hain Assembly debates but in the British government honouring the public commitments it has made and the DUP entering into fully functioning power sharing institutions.

Mr Murphy said:

"Today's plenary in the Hain Assembly is the latest instalment in the charade politics which has been the hallmark of these meaningless debates. Like the other issues discussed including rates and the economy the issue of policing will not be resolved or advanced with today‚s debate.

"The reality remains, and all of the parties and the two governments know this, that the policing issues will only be resolved with the British government honouring the public commitments it has made, on issues like transfer, and the DUP entering into fully functioning power sharing institutions with the rest of the parties." ENDS

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