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Sinn Féin Assembly Group will Meet To Decide On Hain Committee Proposal

25 May, 2006

Sinn Féin Chief Negotiator Martin McGuinness MP has said that Sinn Féin will judge Peter Hain's proposal for a committee on its ability to contribute to the restoration the power-sharing Executive.

Mr McGuinness said:

"Sinn Féin have made it clear that the only reason we are taking part in the Hain Assembly is to deliver a power-sharing Executive.

"We are not interested in a talking shop. Sinn Féin will not be participating in a talking shop.

"The real work of preparing for government needs to be addressed urgently. This could be taken forward through a committee representing all the parties. That is the criteria that Sinn Féin will judge this committee against and our participation will be dictated entirely by this assessment.

“The Sinn Féin Assembly group will meet in Stormont on Tuesday to discuss the detail of this proposal and we will decide upon our approach to this committee after that discussion."ENDS

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