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Finucane Inquiry

Volume 448: debated on Thursday 6 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many judges he has appointed for the inquiry into the murder of Pat Finucane; and if he will instead hold an independent public inquiry into the murder. (80972)

The Government are currently taking steps to facilitate the establishment of an inquiry into the murder of Patrick Finucane under the Inquiries Act 2005. No appointments have yet been made. The Government are clear that an inquiry established under the Inquiries Act 2005 will be fully independent and will also be public to the extent possible.