Secretary of State questioned on latest NI legacy proposals
22 October 2021
Northern Ireland Affairs Committee examines the UK Government’s latest proposals to address the legacy of the Troubles
- Watch Parliament TV: Addressing the Legacy of Northern Ireland’s past: The UK Government's New Proposals
- Inquiry: Addressing the Legacy of Northern Ireland’s past: The UK Government's New Proposals
- Northern Ireland Committee
Wednesday 27 October 2021
- Rt Hon. Brandon Lewis MP, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
- Madeleine Alessandri CMG, Permanent Secretary, Northern Ireland Office
- Chris Flatt, Strategy Director, Northern Ireland Office
The proposals would introduce a statute of limitations ending all prosecutions for ‘Troubles-related incidents’, applying to military veterans as well as ex-paramilitaries. This has been controversial, with the United Nations expressing “serious concern” at a “de-facto amnesty” in August.
MPs will seek answers on how the Government has considered victims, survivors and their families. The timetable for legislation, plans to establish an information recovery body, and to develop oral histories are also expected to be probed.
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