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Proposals for Policing and Justice Departments in line with SF positions

4 January, 2007


Sinn Féin spokesperson on Policing issues Gerry Kelly today said that the proposals put forward by Peter Hain regarding the departmental model for Policing and Justice were broadly in line with those put forward by Sinn Féin. Mr Kelly made his remarks as he attended a meeting of the Programme for Government sub group on Policing along with party colleague Raymond McCartney.

Mr Kelly said:

"During the course of the recent political negotiations Sinn Féin submitted to the British government a detailed paper outlining what we believed was the best Departmental model for Policing and Justice powers to be transferred to.

"I have read the paper submitted by Peter Hain to the meeting of the Programme for Government sub group on Policing today and I am satisfied that it is broadly in line with the approach outlined in our paper." ENDS

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