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Police: Northern Ireland

Volume 704: debated on Thursday 23 October 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the Written Answer by Lord Rooker on 29 September (WA 418) which indicates that they have no policy to involve senior police commanders in negotiations with terrorists and criminals, whether this precludes negotiations between police officers and Ministers in devolved Administrations who have been convicted of terrorist offences. [HL5623]

The previous Written Answer provided to the Lord Maginnis of Drumglass was referring to those engaged on an ongoing basis in terrorism or criminality, rather than to those with a past conviction for any offence.