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Sinn Féin to meet British Prime Minister

25 November, 2009

Sinn Féin deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness will hold talks with the British Prime Minister in Downing Street tomorrow.

Speaking this evening in advance of the discussions DRD Minister Conor Murphy said:

“The negotiations on the financial package for transferring policing and justice powers concluded some weeks ago. People rightly expected there to have been further movement before now.

“To date the DUP despite signing on for transfer at St. Andrews, agreeing to a process to see it happen last year and finalising the financial package have yet to make the decisive step and agree a date for transfer. This is unacceptable. Agreements reached in political negotiations need to be honoured.

“Tomorrows discussions with the British Prime Minister as well as recent talks Martin McGuinness has held with the Irish government, will focus on this, the issues of partnership and equality in government and failure thus far to agree a date for transfer of policing and justice powers and more importantly we need to hear from both governments how they intend to deal with this.” CRÍOCH

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