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Addressing the Legacy of Northern Ireland’s past: The UK Government's New Proposals

Inquiry

The Committee has launched an inquiry to examine the UK Government’s proposals to address the legacy of the Troubles in Northern Ireland. On 18 March, the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Rt Hon Brandon Lewis MP, outlined the Government’s new approach to addressing the legacy of the past in a written statement to the House of Commons. The statement also set out that these would include some “significant” changes from the Stormont House Agreement. The inquiry will examine whether the Government’s proposals deliver for victims, survivors and their families.

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Reports and government responses

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Third Report: Addressing the Legacy of Northern Ireland’s Past: the Government’s New Proposals (Interim Report)
Inquiry Addressing the Legacy of Northern Ireland’s past: The UK Government's New Proposals
Committees Northern Ireland Affairs Committee
Government Response
Third Special Report - Addressing the Legacy of Northern Ireland’s past: the Government’s New Proposals: Government Response to the Committee’s Third Report of Session 2019–21
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Report

Oral evidence transcripts

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9 September 2020
Inquiry Addressing the Legacy of Northern Ireland’s past: The UK Government's New Proposals
Witnesses Lord Hain, Lord Empey, Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick, and Lord Caine
Committees Northern Ireland Affairs Committee
OralEvidence
2 September 2020
Inquiry Addressing the Legacy of Northern Ireland’s past: The UK Government's New Proposals
Witnesses Simon Byrne (Chief Constable at Police Service of Northern Ireland), Bobby Singleton (Detective Chief Superintendent at Police Service of Northern Ireland), and Jon Boutcher (Head of Operations at Operation Kenova)
Committees Northern Ireland Affairs Committee
OralEvidence
15 July 2020
Inquiry Addressing the Legacy of Northern Ireland’s past: The UK Government's New Proposals
Witnesses Paul Young (Member at Justice for Northern Ireland Veterans Original Group), Robin Horsfall (Member at Million Veterans March), and Gavin (Harry) Wragg (Member at Rolling Thunder for Soldier F)
Committees Northern Ireland Affairs Committee
OralEvidence
Addressing the Legacy of Northern Ireland’s past: The UK Government's New Proposals
Witnesses Amnesty International UK
Committees Northern Ireland Affairs Committee
WrittenEvidence
Addressing the Legacy of Northern Ireland’s past: The UK Government's New Proposals
Witnesses Mr Derrick Paul (called Paul) Young (Senior Policy Advisor at Justice for Northern Ireland Veterans Original Group, Group Support Policy Advisor at Rolling Thunder for Soldier F Group UK, Group Support Policy Advisor at Million Veterans March group, Group Support Policy Advisor at UK Veterans One Voice, and Group Support Policy Advisor at Justice for British for British Armed Forces group)
Committees Northern Ireland Affairs Committee
WrittenEvidence
Addressing the Legacy of Northern Ireland’s past: The UK Government's New Proposals
Witnesses Jon Boutcher (Officer in Overall Command at Operation Kenova)
Committees Northern Ireland Affairs Committee
WrittenEvidence