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McGuinness responds to Spotlight Programme

4 July, 2013

Responding to last night’s BBC Spotlight programme, Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness said:

“Last night’s BBC Spotlight programme raises a number of very serious issues.

“Given the nature of the allegations raised by the Spotlight programme a number of things now need to happen.

“Firstly there needs to be a fresh and thorough PSNI investigation into the allegations made by those individuals on the programme.

“Within the political structure the statutory inquiry by the DSD Committee under Alex Maskey needs to be given full support in its work.

“Also, Douglas Bain, the Parliamentary Standards Commissioner needs to investigate relevant matters raised in the programme, as a matter of urgency.

“These allegations have the potential to undermine public confidence in the political institutions.”

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